BEND – On a beautiful sunny day with temps in the 60s, hometown favorite Max King of Bend, and Sopagna Eap of Eugene, OR both set new course records at the 9th annual Dirty Half half marathon, which served as the first ever USA Trail Half Marathon National Championships. USA Track & Field runners from across the country were competing for $3000 in prize money courtesy of Visit Bend (visitbend.com).
“The field was absolutely ripping fast this year. These times are truly incredible on a course More >
Colorado Springs, CO —– OrthoLite recently signed on as the official insole of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA). OrthoLite is the world’s leading supplier of open cell foam insoles in the performance footwear category.
“We are thrilled to announce OrthoLite’s corporate sponsorship. OrthoLite has been a dedicated partner of ATRA for three years and this new level of involvement is greatly appreciated by our board of directors and will enable ATRA to further develop programs for our membership,” said Nancy Hobbs, executive director ATRA.
Some of ATRA’s programs include a comprehensive online calendar of national and international trail and mountain running events, More >
Colorado Springs, CO — Canada will host the seventh North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championship in Canmore, Alberta on Friday, July 9. The Canmore Challenge uphill course at Nakiska Mountain includes approximately 3000 feet of vertical gain over a 12 kilometer route and will act as a tune-up for NACAC teams in preparation for the World Mountain Running Championships to be held in Kamnik, Slovenia, on September 5.
The U.S. hosted the NACAC event in 2004, 2005 & 2009, Mexico hosted in 2006 and 2008, and Canada hosted in 2007. Team USA won men’s and women’s gold medals the first More >
US Mountain Running Team member Joe Gray (Lakewood, WA) finished 10th in 14:38 and was the top American in the Carlsbad 5000 – dubbed the “world’s fastest 5k” race.
ELITE MEN (gun times) -1. Eliud Kipchoge, 25, KEN 13:11 DB $50002. Dejene Gebremeskel, 20, ETH 13:18 DB 35003. Bekana Daba, 21, ETH 13:24 20004. Markos Geneti, 25, ETH 13:35 10005. Simon Ndirangu, 24, KEN 13:41 8006. Alistair Cragg, 29, IRL 13:44 7007. Juan Luis Barrios, 26, MEX 13:53 5008. Ali Abdosh, 22, ETH 13:53 4009. Haron Lagat, 26, KEN 14:01 30010. Joe Gray, 26, Lakewood, WA 14:38 200
Complete results can be found here:http://results.active.com/pages/searchform.jsp?rsID=91016 More >
Mountain Runner of the Year and US Mountain Running Team member Joe Gray (Lakewood, WA) has been featured in the May 2010 issue of Running Times magazine. The article titled “Going Up” was written by trail runner Brian Metzler and talks about Joe’s road from a 3000m steeplechaser (8:44) to fit but novice mountain runner to world class mountain runner. Joe finished 16th at the 2009 World Mountain Running Championships in Italy will be gunning for a podium finish at the 2010 World Champs to be held in Slovenia this coming September. The May issue of Running Times is on news stands More >
Brandy Erholtz (Bailey, Colorado – pictured second from right) has been featured in a news story in the The Journal (International Falls, Minnesota). Brandy won the 2008 Mt. Washington Road Race (USA Mountain Running Championship) and finished 11th in the 2008 World Mountain Running Championships in Switzerland.
Mountain running with a smile on her faceBy JIM JOHNSON, Sports Editor
“Brandy Erholtz traveled the rugged road to stardom — literally. A road that takes the shape of a rocky trail filled with large obstacles, sharp elevation changes and treacherous terrain. Altitudes at over 8,000 feet and a training regime that begins before the Boise Inc. More >
NEW SUMMER TRAIL RUNNING CAMP WITH BART YASSO COMES TO VAIL - Camp takes place July 18-21, 2010- Runners of all ages and ability levels invited to participate
VAIL, Colo.—March 30, 2010—Vail-based athlete and trainer, Ellen Miller, announces a new trail running camp for runners interested in learning and training in the spectacular location of Vail, Colorado. The Vail Trail Running Camp with Bart Yasso will take place July 18-21, 2010 and will be open to participants of all ages and ability levels.
This new trail running camp created by Miller is the newest addition to Vail’s line-up of summer More >
Looking to qualify for the 2010 US Mountain Running Team? Here’s what you need to do:
For the first time in team history, all 10 spots for the US Men’s & Women’s Mountain running team will be chosen at a single race. That race is the 50th running of the Mount Washington Road Race in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire. The top 6 men and top 4 women at Mt. Washington will make up this year’s team. All athletes looking to make the team must be US Citizens and a Member of USA Track & Field to be considered eligible for the team.
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Vail, Colorado – This Saturday, February 20, runners, skiers, snowshoers, and outdoor enthusiasts will meet at the base of Vail Mountain at the Lionshead Gondola for the start of the third annual Vail Mountain Winter Uphill. At 7:00 a.m. participants will head up the race course which includes 2,000 feet of vertical gain from the 8,000 foot base to the summit of Vail Mountain at Eagle’s Nest at over 10,000 feet. The approximately two mile course is on groomed ski trails.
The event is organized by Vail Valley locals Ellen Miller and Hooker Lowe to honor the More >
Ellen Miller (Vail, CO) has been the women’s team coach for the US Mountain Running Team for the past several years. Most people don’t know that Ellen is also an experienced mountaineer who has climbed to the summit of Mt. Everest. I caught a peek of Ellen most recently on the Discovery Channel show Everest: Beyond the Limit where she was greeting climbers returning from the summit. Ellen is a good friend of Russell Brice – the owner of Himex and “star” of Everest: Beyond the Limit. You can read more about Ellen on the Outside Magazine blog here. Above is a More >