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Photo: Matt Byrne and Nancy Hobbs at the 2008 World Mountain Running Trophy.
Colorado Springs, CO — The Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team will compete in the 25th World Mountain Running Championships in Campodolcino, Italy on September 6, 2009. Campodolcino is located in the province of Sondrio in the Lombardy region located approximately 100 kilometers north of Milan. This year’s team includes the following athletes: (*Ages are listed at time of World Championships)
Senior Men: Joseph Gray, 25, Lakewood, WA; Zac Freudenberg, 31, St. Louis, MO; Matt Byrne, 34, Scranton, PA; Tim Parr, 27, Gunnison, CO, Andrew Benford, 22, Ravenswood, VA, More >
Cool Temperatures Make for Fast Times at Cheyenne Cañon Mountain Race Former Mountain Running Team Members Earn Spots on this year’s World Team Colorado Springs, CO —- Late afternoon thunderstorms are typical in Colorado Springs, but overcast skies and drizzle in the morning are rare – especially in July. This morning was an exception with intermittent rain showers and cool temperatures greeting runners at 7:00 a.m. for the women’s start of the Cheyenne Cañon Mountain Race (Sunday, July 26), an 8 kilometer up/down loop course which would determine two of the four members of this year’s Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team. More >
North Conway, NH — On a humid, overcast morning in the New England hamlet of North Conway, NH, Washingtonian Joseph Gray, 24, Lakewood, and Californian Christine Lundy, 38, Sausalito outpaced one of the deepest U.S. mountain running fields in recent memory to become the 2009 USA Mountain Running Champions today. The pair also led team USA to gold medal podium spots in the men’s and women’s division of the North American Central American Caribbean Mountain Running Championships.
The race featured two 5.5 kilometer loops and 2400 feet of vertical gain which included a mixture of steep climbing, single track terrain, super More >
Here is a note from Ellen Miller who is the women’s coach for the Teva US Mountain Running Team. Note her shout out to Russell Brice who was featured in the Discovery Channel’s “Everest: Beyond the Limit”. Namaste from the Nepal Himalayas, One does not reach the summit of one of the world’s highest mountains without much encouragement and support from friends. I thank each one of you for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers, for the rituals, and for sending me your precious energy. It was joyous for me to once again be climbing on Everest (up to Camp 3), and More >
The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has partnered with Outdoor Recreation Insurance to offer a new member benefit – accident coverage for its members.
“We’re thrilled to lend support to ATRA and to the rapidly growing community of off-road runners. Trail and mountain runners face inherent risks that aren’t always obvious. Outdoor Recreation Insurance (ORI) provides affordable accident coverage that softens the landing when the trail suddenly takes a nasty turn,” says, ORI’s Tad Linn.
The personal trail running accident coverage is priced at $85 per year under the ATRA group policy. (Coverage includes additional mountain activities). ORI accident benefits are paid directly More >
Colorado Springs, CO —- With a tagline, “Once is not enough,” the 2009 Cheyenne Cañon Mountain Race presented by WalMart, is sure to be a challenging yet fun trail running event for novice to elite participants. Slated for Sunday, July 26, 2009, the event is open to all levels of competitors.
The course starts at the Stratton Open Space Trailhead in North Cheyenne Cañon, connects with the Gold Camp Path, joins up with the Chutes, follows the east side of the reservoir, back up Gold Camp Path for the loop (men run three loops, women and junior men two loops), then back More >
“Time for me to step up” he said, before a hastily gathered crowd of reporters. “The New York City Marathon is flat after all. Too easy. I need more of a challenge”. While the gathered correspondents were still temporarily stunned, His Supreme Fitness quickly added, “Plus, I’m just sick of this biking thing. One guy screws up, ten other guys go down, and I break my collarbone”, he said, voice becoming more stern, in an apparent reference to the bad crash that More >
I read a great interview with US Mountain Running Team member Eric Blake (“Quadzilla”) on www.craftsbury.com. Eric was the US Mountain Running Champion in 2006 and 2008, and was a member of the Bronze medal winning US Mountain Running Team at the 2008 World Mountain Running Trophy in Switzerland this past September. “CRC: Mountain running courses. Can you tell us a bit about what the quintessential course is? It seems to encompass a real variety – up and down, longer/shorter, cross-country conditions to brutal paved ascents like Mt. Washington. Are there limits to the course design/layout that organizers must follow, or More >