October 2009 Archive

Superior Sawtooth 100 Mile – My 100th Ultra!

Wedged in between UTMB and my race directing debut at the Cumberland Trail 50k was my 100th ultra. In 1997, I ran my first ultra.  It was the only one I ran that year.  I’ve run as 17 ultras in a year, sometimes as few as 4 or 5, and in the worst year of […]

Inaugural Cumberland Trail 50k

We have an embarrassing wealth of trails in this part of east Tennessee but few if any ultras.  Through a haphazard series of events, I kind of fell into the idea of putting on a new 50k and the next thing I knew, Rob Apple and I were out scouting locations. Designing a race from […]

Mountain Mist 50k

Monte Sano, AL January 23, 2010 http://www.huntsvilletrackclub.org/index2.htm

Tsali Frosty Foot Fest 50k

Tsali Recreation Area Almond, NC January 2, 2010 http://vo2sportsnc.wordpress.com/2009/09/17/the-2nd-annual-tsali-frosty-foot-fest-to-take-place-january-2nd-2010/

Zane Grey Highland Trail 50 Mile

Pine to Christopher Creek, Arizona April 24, 2010 http://www.zanegrey50.com/Highline_Trail_50/Home.html

Pine Mountain 40 Mile

Pine Mountain 40 Mile Pine Mountain, GA December 6, 2009 http://www.getguts.com/e-pm40.shtml

Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc – My Toughest Ultra!

This race report is LONG overdue, delayed by other events, so let’s start it with some of the questions people keeping asking about the race: How far? 103 miles Where did it go? One large loop around the huge Mont Blanc massive starting in France, then south through Italy, north through Switzerland, and back west […]