Posts By: Richard Bolt

Pacing Tips for Ultramarathons

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Fall 2018 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew is the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. Many ultra-distance events – typically 100 milers and longer – allow participants to have a crew on course at various points, as well as pacers who typically join their runner mid-way through a… Read more »

6th US Trail Running Conference a success in California

Written by Conference Director Terry Chiplin. The US Trail Running Conference was held in San Luis Obispo, California, August 29-31, the first time in the six-year history of the event it took place outside Estes Park, CO. More than 150 race directors, industry experts, trail runners, sponsors and exhibitors spent 2.5 days dedicated to celebrating and… Read more »

Leading WADA Code Compliant Anti-Doping Testing Companies Combine

Press release from Drug Free Sport (Kansas City, USA) and International Doping Tests & Management (IDTM – Stockholm, Sweden). The American Trail Running Association supports to expansion of anti-doping programs for mountain, ultra and trail running. Drug Free Sport has previously conducted anti-doping tests at ATRA member Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.  September 25,… Read more »

Uganda Takes Mountain Running Championships in Andorra, Lucy Wambui (KEN) Wins Again

Press release & photos from Federació andorrana d’atletisme, Athletics Federation from Andorra. The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) world championships were held for the first time in Andorra. Canillo has been the host city parish, hosting the 4 races of the world championships (senior, male and female and junior, male and female), where 39 countries… Read more »

The 2018 World Mountain Running Championships comes to Andorra

Press release written by: ALBERTO STRETTI for the World Mountain Running Association. LUCY MURIGI AND VICTOR KIPLANGAT TO DEFEND THEIR 2017 TITLES 40 nations are on their way to Sunday’s competition in Canillo, Andorra for the 34th World Mountain Running champs by WMRA/IAAF. It’s one of Europes smaller countries but it boasts very big mountains… Read more »

Top U.S. Mountain Runners Converge on Andorra for World Championships

For the first time ever, three of the sixteen U.S. team members racing at the World Mountain Running Championships are former world champions. Kasie Enman became the first U.S. female World Mountain Running Champion at the 2011 up/down-format event in Tirana, Albania. In 2016, Joe Gray won the uphill event in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria for… Read more »

Behind the scenes at the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

The 63rd Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon saw hail and records fall as 2400 athletes hit the trails of America’s mountain August 18th & 19th. ATRA team members Nancy Hobbs, Peter Maksimow and Tayte Pollmann were on-site for the entire race weekend from Friday’s Expo thru Sunday’s Marathon. The following photo essay is a behind… Read more »

Norway’s Bugge and Ireland’s McCormack win the 2018 Memorial Partigiani Stellina

Memorial Partigiani Stellina press release written by: Alex Scolari. Photos by: Damiano Benedetto / Alexis Courthoud. A huge plateau of international elite mountain runners leaded more than 200 athletes this morning on the tracks of Memorial Partigiani Stellina Susa, which celebrated its 30th birthday. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary, the Stellina returned to the original… Read more »

Stellina 2018 – Italian Mountain Running Classic Celebrates 30 years

Editors Note: Dave Dunham was one of the first American mountain runners to race Challenge Stellina finishing 2nd in 1993 and 3rd in 1994. Other American who have raced Challenge Stellina include: Mike Casner (1996), Richard Bolt (1999), Richard Schelley (1999), Paul Low (2003), Mark Werner (2003), Kelli Lusk (2004), Eric Morse (2004), Simon Gutierrez… Read more »

Vermonters Enman and Sinclair win rain-soaked Ragged 50K

Kasie Enman (Huntington, VT) and David Sinclair (Peru, VT) kept their powder dry* early in the race and lit up the trails over Ragged Mountain to bring twin victories home to Vermont at the USATF 50 km Trail Championships. Fresh off a win at the Speedgoat 50K, Sinclair moved into the lead at mile 16… Read more »

Americans Kremer, Gray, Kimmel, Wacker among stacked field for Sierre-Zinal

Written and translated to English by Alex Scolari for corsainmontagna.it. Three American World Mountain Running Champions in a first class elite field with multiple U.S. national team members. Joe Gray (2016 World Mountain Running Champion), Stevie Kremer (2012 Long Distance Mountain Running Champion) and Max King (2011 World Mountain Running Champion) joined by Americans Jodee… Read more »

Stage 3 of the WMRA Mountain Running World Cup comes to Sierre-Zinal

Written by Alex Scolari for corsainmontagna.it, World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) media partner for the 2018 Mountain Running World Cup. Photo Credit: Alexis Courthoud. 2016 World Mountain Running Champion and Colorado Springs resident Joe Gray is also scheduled to race Sierre-Zinal where he finished 2nd at the 2014 event. The mini tour of the mountain running… Read more »

2018 Junior US Mountain Running Team Announced

Written by Paul Kirsch, Manager, Junior US Mountain Running Team. Paul is also Race Director for the Loon Mountain Race, host of the 2018 USATF Mountain Running Championships in Lincoln, NH. The 2018 Junior US Mountain Running Team will compete in Canillo, Andorra on Sunday, September 16, at the 34th World Mountain Running Championships. This… Read more »

Nejc KUHAR and Mojca KOLIGAR win Slovenia’s Grintovec Mountain Race

Press release written by WMRA General Secretary Tomo Sarf. Kamnik/Slovenia – The 19th edition of the Grintovec Mountain Race was held today in Kamnik/SLO. Nejc KUHAR and Mojca KOLIGAR, both Slovenian Mountain Running Team members, won the race. Hot weather with high humidity in the Kamniska valley at 600m and runners more friendly conditions in… Read more »

SIX03 Endurance to host USATF 50 km Trail Championships

On Sunday August 12 in the Lake Sunapee region of Southern New Hampshire, SIX03 Endurance’s 2nd Annual Ragged 50K will host the first-ever ultra-distance trail running national championship in New England. This strong mountain and trail running region has hosted more than a dozen USA Track & Field (USATF) Mountain Running Championships at iconic races like Mt…. Read more »