Posts By: Richard Bolt

Top U.S. trail running athletes are prepped & ready for a tough Trail World Championship course

Eleven of the top American ultra-trail runners have arrived in Benicàssim, Spain for this Saturday’s 85 km Trail World Championship race. Along with athletes from over 50 countries, the Americans have settled into Hotel Intur Orange just blocks away from long sandy Mediterranean beaches. The beaches may beckon, but first the athletes must tackle the… Read more »

Sundog Running Official Coaching Partners of the 2018 SLO Ultra

Press release from ATRA corporate member SLO Ultra.  Race SLO is also co-hosting the 2018 US Trail Running Conference coming up August 29 to 31. Race SLO Professional Trail Running Ambassadors Emily & Ian Torrence offer training plans and plan to attend the 2018 SLO Ultra Race this Fall. Emily Harrison Torrence and Ian Torrence,… Read more »

Mountain runners applaud addition of anti-doping tests at Mount Washington

Press release from the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race. The Mt. Washington Auto Road management and the organizers of the annual Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race have announced that they will institute testing for performance-enhancing drug use, beginning with this year’s race. The men’s and women’s overall winners, along with other… Read more »

Young athletes assembled for 2018 Youth Skyrunning World Championships

Guest post written by US Youth Skyrunning Team Leader Ryan Kerrigan. The following athletes and coaches will represent the United States at the 2018 Youth Skyrunning World Championships. Tanson Chan – Millbrae, California “I am really grateful and excited for this opportunity to represent our country and meet like-minded youth who are just as passionate… Read more »

Seeking US Skyrunners for the 2018 SkyRunning World Championships

USA SkyRunning is seeking athletes to represent the US Team at the 2018 SkyRunning World Championships in Kinlochleven, Scotland, UK. Race dates are September 13-15. The event is comprised of 3 races Salomon Mamores VK – September 13, 2018 Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra – September 14, 2018 Salomon Ring of Steall SkyRace® – September 15,… Read more »

Pittsburgh Marathon Organizers Introduce the Ultimate Trail Relay Challenge

Press release from ATRA corporate member Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R). Running from Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Great Allegheny Passage Relay is inspired by the growing popularity of trail running. PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) announced today that they will add another race to their growing number of events…. Read more »

Using poles for a more a efficient trail running experience

Poles can greatly add to a more efficient trail running experience, primarily while walking on uphills. Poles are especially useful in longer in trail running races with lots of sustained or steep terrain. Walking with poles can be a good way to conserve leg power as it allows athletes to engage otherwise unused muscles in… Read more »

U.S. Trail Team announced for the 2018 Trail World Championships

The USATF Mountain, Ultra, Trail Council is proud to announce members of the U.S. Trail Team scheduled to compete at the 2018 Trail World Championships May 12, in Penyagolosa/Castellon, Spain. The US team of 6 women and 6 men will tackle the technical 85 kilometer (50 mile) point-to-point course which goes from sea level in… Read more »

Trail Running Training Tips for Spring

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Spring 2018 edition of our Trail Times Newsletter. Spring is an amazing time of renewal, change, and awakening after the doldrums of winter. For many, it signals a return to the trails, and a reminder of all the great runs from the past year. As springtime ramps up, consider… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference announces membership discount agreement with American Trail Running Association

Individual ATRA members will receive discounted registration for the trail runner days at the 2018 US Trail Running Conference. Estes Park, CO – Active at Altitude, organizers of the 2018 US Trail Running Conference has announced an agreement with the American Trail Running Association, providing individual members of the Association with a discounted registration offer… Read more »

Book Review: Finding Gobi

Book review by Laura Clark for the Spring 2018 edition of our Trail Times Newsletter. Not all ultrarunners are humans. Meet Gobi, a sturdy, sandy-colored mutt with Chihuahua-style ears, a flagship tail and the focused stare of a runner determined to put in the miles however difficult they might prove. Incredibly, this resolute dog materialized… Read more »