Gates and Dobson Victorious at Mount Washington

Rickey Gates won the 51st Mount Washington Road Race in a time of1:01:32, beating Tommy Manning who finished second in a time of 1:01:42.  On the women’s side, Kim Dobson won in a time of 1:12:11, with second place going to Brandy Erholtz, in a time of 1:12:44.

Race Story Courtesy of the Union Leader

Joe Viger’s Race Photos

Complete Race results

Top Athletes Vie for Spots on US Mountain Running Team at this year’s Cranmore Hill Climb


North Conway, NH –  May 30, 2011:  For the second year in a row, the entire US Mountain Running Team will be selected at a single race, with this year’s team selection taking place at the 24th annual Cranmore Hill Climb at Cranmore Mountain Resort on Sunday June 26th at 9AM.  The race serves as the 2011 US Mountain Running Championships, with the top 6 men and top 4 women in the US Champs being selected to represent the US at the World Mountain Running Championships in Tirana, Albania on September 11th, More >

USA Mountain Champs June 26th at the Cranmore Hill Climb

All 10 spots for the 2011 US Mountain Running Team will be selected at this year’s Cranmore Hill Climb.  So far, over 20 elite athletes have registered for the event, including many members of past US Mountain Running Teams along with lots of new faces.  Stay tuned for a press release highlighting some of the elite runners in the next few days.

To learn more about the course and the event, follow this link

USATF Mountain, Ultra and Trail 2011 Championships

Ultra trail championships (each race is the US championship)

100km Trail champs – Bandera 100K 01/08/2011 Bandera, TX

50 Mile Trail – Nueces Endurance Run 03/05/2011 Rocksprings, TX

50km Trail – Flagline 50K 09/24/2011 Bend, OR

Ultra road championships (each race is the US championship)

50km Road – Caumsett 50K 03/06/2011 Long Island, NY

100km Road – Mad City 100k 04/09/2011 Madison, WI

100 Mile Road – Burning River 100 07/30/2011 Cleveland, OH

24 Hour Road – North Coast Endurance Run – 09/17/2011 Cleveland, OH

50 Mile Road – Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK 50 Miler – 10/23/2011 Boalsburg, PA

Trail championships (each race is the US championship)

15km Trail More >


Follow the results of the MUT Council meeting at this year’s USATF National Convention on twitter

VIRGINA BEACH, VA – The 2010 USATF National Convention is underway with the USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail (MUT) Council meetings occurring on Friday and Saturday 12/3 & 12/4.   Learn about the results of the meeting including awarding of all of the MUT championships by following us on our twitter feed at


USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council Announces Runners of the Year

Indianapolis, IN —- The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2010 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Ultra Runners of the Year, Trail Championship Series winners, and Contributor of the Year. The following individuals will be recognized at the USATF National Convention in Virginia Beach, VA, on Saturday, December 4, at an awards breakfast.

Mountain men open: Joseph Gray, 26, Lakewood, WA, wins his third consecutive USATF Mountain Runner of the Year title. Gray was the top U.S. finisher (10th overall) at this year’s World Mountain Running Championships to lead the men to their best-ever finish with a More >

Former Team Member Chris Lundy wins PA Cross Country Meet Masters Title

Courtesy of National Masters News

Livingston & Lundy Dominate PA CC Meet Pacific Association USATF Cross Country Championships San Francisco, California, November 21st This association meet also serves as the Western Regional and brings the best distance runners in the Golden State together. The course was muddy and the weather alternated between drizzle and sun with some wind. The men’s race covered 6.1 miles and the battle for the top spot was really a two mile race. Mike Livingston, 45, of the Asics Aggies and Andy DiConti, 48, Compex Racing ran together during the first two mile loop. Then Livingston began More >

Past Mountain Team Members Benford & York to compete at NCAA XC Champs

Andrew Benford, a member of the 2009 US Mountain Running Men’s Team and 2008 Junior Team, and Chris York, a member of the 2010 Junior Team, will be competing for the University of Richmond Spiders at the 2010 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships this Monday in Terra Haute, IN.

Read the whole story about the team at the Spiders’ website.

Hannah in Slovenia

2010 Junior Team Member Hannah Jumper leads Baylor to victory at Tennessee XC Championships

Hannah in Slovenia

Hannah Jumper, a senior at the Baylor School, led her team to victory today at the TSSAA State Cross Country Championships.   Jumper finished the 5K course in a time of 18:20, six seconds ahead of teammate Tenley Godfrey.  Baylor took the top 4 spots in the race with their 5th scorer finishing in 10th place.  All seven Baylor runners finished in the top 22 in the race.

Hannah was a member of the 2010 Junior US Mountain Running Team that raced in September in Kamnik, Slovenia.

Complete results for the race can be found here.

2010 US Men's Mountain Running Team

2010 Team Member Max King to Defend Trail Marathon Title

Ashland, Oregon, November 1, 2010 – Entries have begun to pour in for the 3rd annual Lithia Loop Trail Marathon. For the second straight year this race doubles as the USA Trail Marathon Championship with 6,000 dollars in prize money to be awarded to the top 5 open male and female competitors as well as the top 3 male and female masters finishers.

The race is run on a mixture of trail and dirt road with 2 miles of pavement that sends as well as welcomes runners through beautiful Lithia Park located in downtown Ashland, Oregon.   There are 6 fully stocked More >