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UK Trail Runner Sets Record Plogging Across Northern England

Damian Hall

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member inov-8. Photos: Leo Francis / www.inov-8.com. Ultramarathon runner Damian Hall has set a new record time for “plogging” the 185-mile Wainwright’s Coast to Coast route. Running west to east, from St Bees on the Irish Sea coastline to Robin Hood’s Bay on the shores of the North Sea,… Read more »

Damian Hall “Plogs” His Way to a 268-mile Pennine Way Record

Damian Hall

Top ultramarathon runner Damian Hall has set a new record time for the 268-mile Pennine Way – while also “plogging” (e.g. cleaning the trail of litter) at the same time. The 44-year-old inov-8 ambassador completed the iconic route from Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders to Edale, Derbyshire, which includes a section along Hadrian’s Wall,… Read more »

Colorado Springs Plogging Day Sweeps the Trails Clean

In early March of 2019, we applied for a $250 grant through ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Grant Program. The program provides eligible groups with the opportunity to win grants to fund trail improvement projects, ranging from trail clean-up to trail restoration or even trail network expansion. When we reached out to ask if hosting a plogging… Read more »

Happy Plogging Day from Peter Maksimow

Our Outreach & Partnership Specialist, Peter Maksimow, will be celebrating his birthday on December 7th. Instead of receiving presents for his birthday, he would like to make a call out to all his trail running friends nation-wide, and around to world, to take a brief moment to “plog”; which is picking up trash while running… Read more »

The Ecology of Commerce: A Trail Running Perspective

In 1993, one of the world’s leading voices for the environmental movement and best-selling author, Paul Hawken, wrote The Ecology of Commerce, a book that highlights the problem of the extreme environmental impact caused by modern business practices. “There is no polite way to say that business is destroying the world” (page 3), writes Hawken… Read more »

USATF Track Coach Newsletter Interviews Our Founder Nancy Hobbs

This interview was originally published in USATF Track Coach 2020 – Issue 233, the official technical publication of USA Track & Field. Track Coach and Editor Russ Ebbets interviewed Nancy Hobbs about mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) running. Nancy, what is your current position within USA Track & Field? Chairperson of the USATF Mountain Ultra… Read more »

Trail Running Podcast Directory

Trail Life Podcast

[Editor’s Note: Do you know about a great podcast for trail runners that’s not on our list? Let us know!] Fifteen years after Apple launched 3000 free podcasts on iTunes, there are now over 700,000 active podcasts and over 55% of Americans have listened to a podcast. Trail runners are no exception to this trend…. Read more »

Trail Runner Day Concludes the US Trail Running Conference

Trail Runner

This past Saturday the 2020 US Trail Running Conference came to an end in Fayetteville, Arkansas. After three days of activities for event directors, the conferences annual “Trail Runner Day” included presentations and panel discussions to help trail runners learn more about the sport they love. The day began with a fun run on the… Read more »

How Protect Our Winters (POW) Engages Trail Runners in Climate Change Policy

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Protecting the trails and environment is our responsibility as a trail running community to ensure we… Read more »

COVID-19 Impacts Trail Races: Now What?

Trail races nationwide are being canceled, or postponed due to COVID-19, which in turn raises the level of angst for trail runners. Not only are you dealing with the negativity and adverse impact on your daily life from the constant barrage of media attention to the corona virus, something you love to do…run and compete…seems… Read more »

Minutes from the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Running Council Meetings

Pictured above from left to right: Richard Bolt (American Trail Running Association), Vin Lananna (USATF President), Andy Wacker (AAC, Nike Trail Athlete), Nancy Hobbs (USATF MUT Council chairperson), George Leaf (USATF Kentucky), Peter Maksimow (USATF Colorado). USA Track & Field (USATF) held its Annual Meeting December 6-7 in Reno, Nevada at the Grand Sierra Resort… Read more »

5 Ways to Be grateful for Trails and the Environment

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can show your gratitude this holiday season by giving back to the trails in your community. Listed below are five ways you can help preserve the trails on which you… Read more »

Our Trail Work Survey Results Are In!

Photo above of work on the Cheyenne Mountain Trail by the Colorado Springs Gazette. We recently conducted a survey of trail runners to better understand and measure their attitudes towards and involvement in trail maintenance, trail building and trail advocacy activities. With over 2500 survey respondents, we were excited to see a high level of… Read more »

Untold Stories from the Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon

Peter Maksimow is ATRA’s Outreach & Partnership Specialist and lives in Manitou Springs, CO. He is also an elite trail runner, plogger and member of the silver medal winning US team at the 2015 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. Photos by Peter Maksimow. The recent Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon in Manitou Springs, Colorado… Read more »

Maksimow to Direct XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series

The American Trail Running Association’s own Peter Maksimow adds another job to his trail running portfolio. Colorado Trail Run Series organizers have named Peter Maksimow the new race director, succeeding Arnold Soliman in the role. The organization managing the famed XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series returns this summer with what a series of three races… Read more »

GoPro Mountain Games: The Country’s Largest Celebration of Mountain Sports, Arts and Music

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Photos by Tayte Pollmann and Peter Maksimow. As I wrote about in an article posted earlier this week, the 18th annual GoPro Mountain Games were held in Vail, Colorado organized by… Read more »

Tayte’s Trail Tips Earth Day Edition: Be a More Eco-Conscious Runner

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To honor 2019 Earth Day held this past Monday, this week’s trail running tips will help you become a more eco-conscious trail runner. Organizations in the trail running community, such as… Read more »