Rock/Creek Race Team member to attempt Grand Slam of Ultrarunning

Rock/Creek Race Team member to attempt Grand Slam of Ultrarunning

This Saturday, local Rock/Creek Race Team member, Nathan Holland will join a mass of anxious, highly-trained, and headlamp-clad runners, in the pre-dawn darkness of Squaw Valley, California.  It will be the starting line of the 41st Western States 100-Mile Endurance…

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…

female trail runners

Rock/Creek Announces Women’s Trail Running Summit

UPDATE: The summit is coming back for 2015! See the details on the 2nd Annual Rock/Creek Trail Running Summit here. Today Rock/Creek, a leading outdoor clothing and gear retailer, announces a new Women’s Trail Running Summit, to take place near…

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…

Nathan Holland on his Thunder Rock 100 DNF, Part 1

Nathan Holland on his Thunder Rock 100 DNF, Part 1

Rock/Creek Thunder Rock 100 Friday, May 16 – Saturday, May 17, 2014 Gear: Patagonia Air Flow Shirt, Patagonia Strider Pro Shorts, Smartwool PhD Run Graduated Compression Socks, Salomon Sense Pro Shoes, Suunto Ambit 2 (HR) Watch, Camelbak Handheld Bottle, Salomon…

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) –…

Ultrarunning tips from John Brower, courtesy of the Fondren Urban Ultra

Ultrarunning tips from John Brower, courtesy of the Fondren Urban Ultra

Rock/Creek Race Team member and Breathe-Right afficionado John Brower is hosting his own “Urban Ultra” race in the Fondren neighborhood of Jackson, Missisippi. Read more about the Fondren Urban Ultra here. He sent a note to the runner of that…

Operation:Ultra's interview about trail running in the South

Operation:Ultra’s interview about trail running in the South

What is your favorite trail to run on?  Listen to Operation:Ultra‘s podcast about running gear and ultra running in the South. This week’s interview features race director Randy Whorton talking about the Chattanooga trail community and all the events lined up…