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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 >
The U.S. will host the sixth North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championship in North Conway, NH, on Sunday, June 28. This up/down two-lap course at Mount Cranmore includes approximately 2,400 feet of vertical gain over a 10 kilometer route and will act as a tune-up for NACAC teams in preparation for the World Mountain Running Championships to be held in Campodolcino, Italy, on September 6.
The U.S. hosted the NACAC event in 2004 and 2005, Mexico hosted in 2006 and 2008, and Canada hosted in 2007. Team USA won men’s and women’s gold medals the first two years, but didn’t More >
Mountain, Ultra and Trail (MUT) Running Council had 3 meetings over the course of 2 days. There were between 25 and 35 people from over 15 regional USATF associations in attendance including outgoing President Bill Roe (pictured).
During the meetings, the following USATF Mountain, Ultra or Trail Running Championships for 2009 were confirmed or approved:
March 1 – USA 50km Road Championships – Long Island, NYJune 28 – USA Mountain Running Championships – North Conway, NH *also the NACAC Mountain Running Championships and a mountain team selection raceJuly 18 – USA 100 Mile Trail Championships – Tahoe, NVJuly 25 – USA 50 Mile Trail Championships – Crystal More >
The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2008 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Ultra Runners of the Year, and Contributor of the Year. The following individuals will be recognized at the USATF National Convention in Reno, NV, on Saturday, December 6 at an awards breakfast.
Mountain men open: Joseph Gray, 24, Lakewood,WA. Joe (pictured above – left) started out the mountain season in Vail, CO, on June 7 with a sprint-to-the finish third-place at the LaraBar 10km. Later that month he placed fourth at the USA Mountain Running Championships earning a spot on his first Teva U.S. More >
At last weekend’s NW Mountain Running Championships US Mountain Running Team member Joe Gray (Lakewood, WA) edged out Max King (Bend, OR) for 1st place and $800 in prize money. Before yesterday’s Xterra Trail Running National Championships Max told Joe that this would be a “rematch”. True to his name, the King (Max) reigned supreme beating not only Joe Gray but also Eugene based speedsters Ben Bruce and Ryan Bak. Lisa Goldsmith – team member in 1997 and 2006, finished 5th overall in 1:27:52. Also competing were team staff members Nancy Hobbs and Richard Bolt. Hobbs finished 2nd in the More >