Posts By: Richard Bolt

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 »

A Winter Trail Running Challenge

Written by Catherine Frame for the Spring 2018 edition of our Trail Times Newsletter. Well, I finally did it! I made it through most of the Colorado winter, completed a series of four races – each one progressively longer – and I loved it! This chilly time of year has always been a struggle for… Read more »

The Hidden Dangers of Toe Warmers

Written By Maureen E. Roberts Have you ever gone skiing on a frigid Northeast winter day, popped some toe warmers on your ski sock underfoot, put on your boots, and headed out on the mountain, confident your feet will stay warm after hours riding a chilly lift? Many of us have, with nary a thought… Read more »

Trail running meets cross country skiing at the American Birkebeiner

This past weekend American Trail Running Association Director of Marketing Richard Bolt travelled to Hayward, Wisconsin to participate in the largest cross country ski race in North America – the Slumberland American Birkebeiner. With over 13,000 skiers and an estimated 30,000 spectators, “Birkie” weekend has grown from humble roots when in 1973 Tony Wise and… Read more »

Kinabalu: new trail running range from SCOTT

Press release from American Trail Running Association member Scott Running. With a range of trail running shoes and functional apparel, SCOTT Running is presenting ‘the new head-to-toe’ Kinabalu trail running collection inspired by Malaysia’s highest mountain. Mount Kinabalu is a mountain that has it all in one place when it comes to diversity of trail… Read more »

2018 US Trail Running Conference adds Race Directors HQ as sponsor

Press release from ATRA partner US Trail Running Conference and originally published here.  Tools and reports provided by Race Directors HQ add value for attending race directors. The US Trail Running Conference has reached a sponsorship agreement with Race Directors HQ, the online race director resource platform, for the 6th annual event to be held… Read more »

Mountain Running Coaching Seminar Coming March 3 in Italy

On Saturday 3 March, at the end of the Mountain Running Italian Team training camp (25 Feb-4 March), a coaching seminar on off-road running will be held in Boario Terme, Italy. The athletes selected by FIDAL (Italian Athletics Federation) are: Men (club): Baldaccini Alex (Atletica Valle Brembana) Cagnati Luca (Atletica Valli Bergamasche) Cavagna Nadir (Atletica… Read more »

Trail Tip Tuesday – Safely Run on Snow & Ice

Hello trail runners! It’s #TrailTipTuesday brought to you by ATRA member Vasque Footwear and trail running pro Jason Poole.  It’s still winter out there in trail running land so this week Jason has tips for running safely on snow & ice. “To safely run on snow & ice, try these suggestions: use a traction device… Read more »