Posts By: Richard Bolt

Max’s Running Tip of the Month – December 2014

The following article was written by +Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend‘s December e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. Most of us take some sort of break from running during the winter, either to do something else or just rest the legs for a bit. A break… Read more »

Jones & Kimmel take USA Trail Marathon Titles

Competitors headed off the start trying to heat up the chill in Pritchett Canyon at the USA Trail Marathon Championships this past Saturday.  The championships were held in conjunction with the Moab Trail Marathon.  Trail runners traveled from all around the country to compete for National Champion titles in the Overall and 5 year Masters… Read more »

Max’s Running Tip of the Month – November 2014

The following article was written by +Max King  and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s October e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. I recently had a dedicated runner come up to me that has been coming to my Tuesday Performance Group workout for the past month and say “I’m a… Read more »

Moab to host the USA Trail Marathon Championships

The Nation’s top elite runners will be competing in the November 8th USA Trail Marathon Championships in Moab, UT.  The race is full with over 1500 runners signed up for the Marathon, ½ Marathon and 5k events.  The Marathon, with its USA Championship title has drawn over 50 elite runners who will via for top… Read more »

Smyth and Dalzot victorious at USA Trail Half Marathon Championships

Patrick Smyth handily won this year’s USA Trail Half Marathon Championships which was held on Saturday, October 18, in Bellingham, WA, at Lake Padden. The 28-year-old from Salt Lake City, UT, bested a strong field to post the fastest time in the event’s four-year history crossing the finish line in 1:14:55, nearly three minutes ahead… Read more »

The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running

Everything You Need to Know About Equipment, Finding Trails, Nutrition, Hill Strategy, Racing, Training, Weather by Adam W. Chase and Nancy Hobbs Paperback with color photos List Price: $18.95
. We have limited stock of the first edition still available for just 13.00 (includes shipping and handling)
. Send your check or money order to: Nancy Hobbs,… Read more »

2nd annual Trail Running Conference a success

Joy, solitude, inspiration, peace, liberation, and fun were all descriptive emotions attendees at the 2nd annual Estes Trail Ascent & Trail Running Conference said trail running brings to them. The conference was held in Estes Park, Colorado, at the Stanley Hotel and welcomed more than 140 trail runners and race directors over three days (October… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month – October 2014

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend‘s October e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. We’ve probably touched on this before but going into this time of year sometimes the most difficult part of our run is just getting out the door…. Read more »

Bellingham to host 2014 Trail Championship

Press Release from Al Coyle, Race Director (Bellingham, WA) This past December, the USA Track & Field Association (USATF) awarded Bellingham’s Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon the national championship for 2014 based on a competitive proposal process. This honor and designation is a first for Bellingham and has drawn the most elite field ever assembled for… Read more »

Course records at USA 50km Trail Championships

It was a fast day in Bend, OR, at today’s USA 50km Trail Championships. A cloudless sky with temperatures in the 50s for the 9:00 a.m. start, would bode well for the athletes to set off at a fast pace and as a result, both the men’s and women’s course records were broken. For the women, first-timer… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month – September 2014

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s September e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. We are now hurtling headlong into fall race season. All your summer training is starting to show and you’re feeling pretty confident (or not) about your upcoming race,… Read more »

O2X Summit Challenge: The mountain is the obstacle

The following post is sponsored content from new ATRA “Switchback” corporate member O2X.   WARREN, Vermont – O2X Summit Challenge Series is bringing fitness back to its outdoor roots with an inclusive festival atmosphere and all-natural course options that will challenge anyone from the casual 5K jogger or weekend hiker to the hardcore mountain runner… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month – August 2014

The following “tip of the month” article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s August e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. We’ve talked a lot at the shop lately about how we run, specifically what we run in, and we all came up with… Read more »

Mexico to host the NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Story by +Nano Hobbs – Photos by +Richard Bolt The 11th North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships will be held on Sunday, July 20, at Carrera La Chupinaya in Ajijic, Jalisco, over a 13.8-kilometer course, the same venue which hosted the event in 2011. Men’s podium – 2011 NACAC Mountain Championships Although the event is… Read more »

2014 USA Mountain Running Championships – Race Preview

Story by Nancy Hobbs – Photos by Richard Bolt With the number of pre-registered runners sitting at 475, a final tally of more than 500 runners are expected to compete at the USA Mountain Running Championships at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire on Sunday, July 6. Start of the 2013 USA Mountain Running Championships –… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month – July 2014

Max just finished 4th at the Western States 100 – his first 100 mile race – congrats Max! The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s May e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and +Max King.   Max with 2013 World Junior Mountain Running Champion Mandy… Read more »

Photos from the World Skyrunning Championships in Chamonix

The World Skyrunning Championships took place this past weekend with the Mont Blanc 80km, Marathon 42km, Cross 21km and Vertical KM. Photographer Elliott Mazzola sent us several epic photos of the event and the top finishers. You can find a story and link to full results of the events on Skyrunning.com. Luis-Alberto Hernando – Spain… Read more »

Results from the WMRA International Youth Cup

Story and photos by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Seventeen countries were represented among the nearly 100 entrants in the 9th World Mountain Running Association‘s International Youth Cup held in Arco, Italy, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Junior boys and girls ages 16 and 17, competed for their respective national athletic federations in the hopes… Read more »

New ATRA website coming this Summer!

We’ve got exciting news ATRA followers! The American Trail Running Association is building a new and improved website at trailrunner.com.  Scheduled to be unveiled at the Outdoor Retailer Show in early August, our new home on the web is getting more than a cosmetic upgrade – we’re adding more features and new ways for you… Read more »