Video of the 2014 Escarpment 18.6 Mile Trail Run. Took place in the Northeastern Catskills of New York. This was the 38th running of the event!
Exercise Highlight - Kneeling to Tall Kneeling These movements help with foot and ankle health, and quad & knee mobility. Be sure to foam roll your quads, calves and massage the arch of your foot before you begin and during as needed.
Latest Photos from the 2014 Escarpment Trail Run! Photos were taken throughout the course as Joe made his way to North Lake with the runners. Click here!
Mile for mile the Telluride Mountain Run is the toughest race I’ve ever ran and might be the toughest race around. TMR is filled with big mountains, minimal support and a group of 50 adventure seeking athletes. I learned about this race after not being selected in the Hardrock 100 lottery and jumped at the opportunity to experience the San Juan Mountains.
I haven’t been racing many races under 3 hrs in quite a while other than a few snowshoe races, and when I got invited to run the most competitive mountain race in the UK, the Snowdon International Mountain Race, I thought it might be a good idea...
The inaugural Eastern States 100 brought 162 hardy runners to the start line to traverse some of the most challenging terrain on the East Coast. Runners would experience the most scenic and challenging views on the East that would include the Black Forest Trail, Western Rim Trail, the Donut Hole Trail, T Squared Trail, Long Branch Trail, the Tiadaghton Trail, and a few others that comprise the 100 mile loop.
10:00 am Friday morning, August 15, 2014, I began a 120 mile foot race in the mountains of British Columbia. The race had close to 29,000 ft of climbing, unknown terrain, I had no crew, 1 pacer and 9 drop bags...
By MPF Athlete, Len Huffman I am what companies call brand loyal. When I find a product that I like and it works for me I tend to stick with it. I am like this with my running shoes. I started my running days in Pearl Izumi's. I loved them. I had 4 or 5 pairs, same model (shines). I ran my best marathon in Synco Fuels. Unfortunately Pearl Izumi stopped making the ones I liked and the models they replaced them with just didn’t feel the same.
The 2014 Escarpment Trail Run was held on July 27th. This was my second running of the race, which has been happening since 1977. Held in the Catskills Mountains, it a grueling 18 mile trek up and over 3 peaks on trails littered with roots & rocks. I was excited to try to best last years time of 4 hours 20 minutes. My goal was 4 hours.
"An adventure that had it all" As advertised the Wild and Scenic Bighorn 100 is probably the most scenic trail run that I have ever participated in. The terrain and views were beautiful. The mountains were picturesque and their stone faces were amazing. That is saying a lot from a guy who usually only focuses in the trail and where my feet strike.
To really understand this race you have to know the trails, or at least get a good description of the course. If you can’t experience the trails in person, I think photos or video do a better job than any sort of written description, at least as far as my writing skills are concerned. Luckily, we have great pics and video from the race thanks to Joe.
By Joe Azze Here are some videos and photos from the 2014 Manitou's Revenge Ultramarathon & Relay. We will be updating this post as often as possible over the next week or so. Check back regularly for new photos and videos.
Check out Ben Nephew's Race Report from last weekends Cayuga Trails 50 Mile USATF Championship! It was a stacked field with some kung fu, back flips and the lambada being necessary in order to finish in the top 5.
Hey Bear Mountain - shove it! Yeah, you heard me. Yes I am pointing 2 appendages your way. You always try to thwart us with your rocky and rooty paths. Your climbs often make us want to curl up into little balls. This year you added streams of water where there shouldn’t have been and mud...