Weekend Wrap at Inside Trail (Sept 23-25)

Posted by relhats in Race Profiles, Race Report on Sep 26, 2011

Though Inside Trail’s passion lies with off-road competition and adventure, we cannot overlook outstanding performances in our cousin sport, road racing.  First, congratulations to Lizzy Hawker in her jaw-dropping run at the 2011 Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Running Championships 24 hour race in Llandudno (North Wales).  Just four weeks after winning the grueling UTMB, Lizzy covered 246.4 km (just over 153 miles) in the 24 hours, breaking the […]

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Bear 100 Preview: The Utilitarian Playground

Posted by relhats in Race Preview, Race Profiles on Sep 20, 2011

If one yearns for the grassroots, rustic 100 miler of yore, then look no further than the Bear 100.  The bare nature of Bear is by design.  Race Director, Leland Barker, is old school and likes his race that way too.  Leadville, especially under new management, seems to cradle the runners, providing everything, short of carry them to the finish, for a fairly easy out-n-back jog.  Bear is a stark contrast […]

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Run Rabbit Run 50 Mile Race Preview

Posted by relhats in Race Preview, Race Profiles on Sep 14, 2011

This Saturday’s Run Rabbit Run 50 miler, first run in 2007, is a quiet little gem of a race nestled in northern Colorado’s Steamboat Springs.  Though seemingly under the radar of spotlight races, it’s a Montrail Ultra Cup Series event, sells out quickly, and has enjoyed having some of the hottest ultrarunners around show up to compete in this late season 50.  Last year saw Ultra Runner Of the […]

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2011 Wasatch 100, WMRC and IAU 100K World Championship Results and Wrap

Posted by relhats in Race Profiles, Race Report on Sep 12, 2011

At the Wasatch 100 the weather held with warmer than typical temperatures and Timmy Parr took it out hot himself, running splits that nearly matched Geoff Roes’ course record pace.  Unfortunately, the speedster faded with a sour stomach and low energy, eventually dropping at mile 62.  Evan Honeyfield capitalized on Parr’s falter and made his move.  Eschewing the “Lamb’s Canyon Rule” (leader at Lamb’s doesn’t win the race), […]

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Wasatch 100 Preview and Predictions

Posted by relhats in Race Preview, Race Profiles on Sep 7, 2011

In the true spirit of American ultrarunning, when you do something tough, you look for something tougher. Inspired by the Western States 100, five entrants ran the first Wasatch 100 in 1980.  Two of them finished after 35 hours.  The next year saw a 40% increase in participation with seven people starting the race.  No one finished.  Now, after 31 years, one of the most difficult 100 mile […]

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