Guest Post: Table Rock Ultra 50-Miler

Guest Post: Table Rock Ultra 50-Miler

This trail race report comes our way from guest poster Jeff Nagy, a veteran of several Salomon Rock/Creek Trail Series races attempting his first 50-miler. Thanks for the write-up, Jeff! The Table Rock Ultras 50 mile and 50K took place…

Rock/Creek Women's Trail Running Summit Success

Rock/Creek Women’s Trail Running Summit Success

Sunday morning at 7AM, I found myself popped up into the downward dog position, settling back on sore Achilles’ and hammies, staring back at my big toes; nails still a little grimy from the previous day’s trail adventures. The sun…

The Jedi Conquers the Rock/Creek Toyota

Darth Vader Conquers Leadville 100

So, when Rock/Creek‘s events guy decides to try this twitter and instagram thing, drive across country to run his tenth Leadville 100 mile race, and bring his son along, the result is epic. I’m willing to bet this is the first live-blogging of a…

John Anderson wins the Tahoe Rim Trail 50, vomits watermelon

At mile 10, my legs were already feeling heavy, and I had doubts about the “reverse taper” strategy that I employed for the Tahoe Rim Endurance 50 Mile Race. See, training had been going well as I geared up for…

Nathan Holland on his Thunder Rock 100 DNF, Part 2

Continued from Part 1, published yesterday.   Coming into Servilla Church (Aid #7, 50mi) I was pretty pumped to see my family and get some dry socks and shoes. I was still ahead of my schedule, maybe more than I…

Rock/Creek racer Nick Lewis on his 2nd-place Thunder Rock 100 finish

Rock/Creek racer Nick Lewis on his 2nd-place Thunder Rock 100 finish

A disclaimer: I could tell you what time I was at mile 25 (3:48ish), how many gels I ate (41), my fastest mile (7:23 on a fireroad in the middle of the night trying to catch Ryan), etc etc etc……

John Brower: Grand Canyon R2R2R 2014

John Brower: Grand Canyon R2R2R 2014

This was the third time I have been fortunate enough to make a go at the Canyon. I have tried to establish a tradition of a Man-cation every other April to the GFC, and this year I had several buddies…

John Brower: an ultra-distance run every weekend... for 17 straight weekends!

John Brower: an ultra-distance run every weekend… for 17 straight weekends!

The streak: 1/11 – Blues Double (52.4M) – 7:26 1/18 – Feral Cat 50k (32.1M) – 5:34 1/25 – Chuckles 50k (31.5M) – 4:14 2/2 – Flat @ss 50k (32.1M) – 4:43 2/8 – 10 Hours of WTF (56M) –…

R/C runner Erin Hannen: On women and trail running

R/C runner Erin Hannen: On women and trail running

Editor’s Note: This article, from Erin Hannen, includes a survey about female participation in trail running. Please take a moment to fill out this survey and let us know your thoughts! –JDB — This past weekend, I had one of…

Daniel Lucas: Lake Sonoma 50 and the Battle of Bonkamedes

Daniel Lucas: Lake Sonoma 50 and the Battle of Bonkamedes

By testing ourselves, we assess theories and sometimes discover truths that would have otherwise remained amiss. I came to Sonoma in hopes of discovering a few truths about myself. I wanted to test my limits even at the risk of…