Saillon or Bust!!!

This is Jonny Stevens and this is my first post on this blog. I haven’t been online as much because I’m done with my summer job (finally!) and I’m trying to stay outdoors as much as I can before I go back to school. I’m super excited to go to Switzerland next month and run in the World Trophy Race! I’ve been training on the mountain and trails up here in Vail,CO almost every day and I feel like I’m in as good of shape as I ever have been. I typically get two or three really steep runs in More >

The Death Trail

Hello fellow mountain runners! I look forward to seeing all of you and your supporters in Switzerland. I hope Everyone is training well. I just ran the La Luz Trail Run (My friends and I renamed it the death trail. It’s a little dramatic but makes it sound more exciting.) here in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday the 5th of August. The race is 9.0 miles and starts near the base of the Sandia mountains and finishes at the top. I ran almost a minute faster then my fastest time this year. Simon Gutierrez also ran the race this year and was More >

Finally figured it out


It’s Louis, Rachael’s dad. I work with computers, servers, and networks all day long but it took me a while to figure out how to post on this blog. I guess I’m not as smart as I look!

You have to sign in with the username and password that was on the email from Saturday, August 4th. Obviously I can’t show it on this post because then it would be open to everyone in the world including malicious malcontents. However, if you already deleted the email or can’t find it just email me and I’ll send it to you. You’ll find More >

The Training Begins

Hey Everyone,

On Thursday I began my first day of specific training for the Mountain Running World Trophy. I drove up to the Wisp Ski Resort in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland to run up their main slope, The Face. The closer we drove to the slopes the more intimidating the mountain looked….and it’s only half the size of the mountain that we are going to “face” in Switzerland! I began my climb and from the bottom all the way to the top it took about 7 minutes…for a half mile with 500 ft elevation gain! So needless to say after doing More >

World mountain trophy Ovronnaz -

Hi everyone,

My name is Alex and i am 17 .I am looking forward to participate to the World moutain running trophy on the 14-15 in Ovronnaz. It Looks like we have a really good Junior men’s team this year, hope to do well on this race ! l live in Grimentz ,in a little moutain village in Switzerland, Ovronnaz is only 50 min by car from my village ,so i can train a lot on the race . Also in 2008 the World trophy will be held in Sierre on an up-hill race.

The race in Ovronnaz will be tough More >

Team Preparations

It has been an exciting running season as we prepare for the Trophy races. Three great selection races — some automatic berths — followed up by at-large picks to round out the senior team. And of course there are the juniors. We have representatives on the team from 8 states, some newcomers and also medal winners from past teams. Everyone will be looking for a podium spot this year, that is for sure!Nancy