Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

Got 200-Mile Racing Questions? Tayte Pollmann Has Answers

200-Mile

Trail races at the 200-mile distance are gaining attention in the ultra trail running community in the United States. Just as 100 mile races have surpassed the marathon as a bucket list accomplishment for long distance runners, the emergence of 200 mile races is pushing the boundaries of endurance for athletes, race directors and fans…. Read more »

60 Miles at 60 Years

60 Miles

Written by San Francisco Bay Area trail runner and personal trainer Robert Zunino. We have all been affected by the pandemic. Since March 2020 we’ve been relegated to our homes. Many of us have been training for scheduled races only to have the races we’ve been training for get canceled. I’ve been a runner since… Read more »

Angel Pacing – Untold Stories from the Moab 240

Angel Pacing

“Angel pacing” has been happening for years at races, and now that ultra running is becoming more popular, this term is catching on in the community lexicon. Angel pacing is the practice of offering oneself as a pacer to competitors during an ultramarathon. Angel pacers can greatly assist runners who are unable to organize their… Read more »

LEKI interviews Pau Capell about his UTMB FKT Attempt

Pau Capell

American Trail Running Association corporate member LEKI interviewed Pau Capell after his FKT attempt last month to break 20 hours on the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc course. Photos Jordi Saragossa. August 27-28 (Chamonix, France) – In arguably the most spectacular European FKT attempt of the season, 28 year old Pau Capell tried to beat the 20… Read more »

Team USA Results from IAU’s 6 hour Virtual Global Solidarity Run

Global Solidarity

This past weekend, the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) staged its Virtual Global Solidarity Run, an event pitting athletes from national federations against one another as they ran a 6-hour virtual challenge. According to the IAU, “Athletes need to have some motivation to train and compete during these difficult times but need to do so… Read more »

USA Team for the 6-Hour Global Solidarity Run Announced

Global Solidarity Run

The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU), will stage the Virtual Global Solidarity Run, an event pitting athletes from national federations against one another as they run a 6-hour virtual challenge later this month. In their call to action for this event, the IAU stated, “Athletes need to have some motivation to train and compete during… 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 »

Inaugural Bears Ears Ultra a Success in the COVID-19 Racing Era

Bears Ears Ultra

This past Saturday Mad Moose Events hosted their inaugural Bears Ears Ultra in Monticello, Utah. This was the second Mad Moose event of the year in their series of 23 races and the first since lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The race had 170 total participants split equally between 50 kilometer and 30 kilometer… Read more »

Western States Stories with Race Director Craig Thornley

Western States Start Squaw Valley

Statesmas is here! At 5 A.M. pacific time today we all should be watching the start of the 47th edition of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious trail ultramarathons. Unfortunately race organizers had to postpone the race until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The iconic… Read more »

Western States Stories with 2019 Runner-Up Brittany Peterson

Brittany Peterson 2019 Western States 100

Statesmas rolls on! Tomorrow we all would have been watching the start of the 47th edition of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious trail ultramarathons. Unfortunately race organizers had to postpone the race until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The iconic Western States race runs… Read more »

Western States Stories with 2019 4th Place Finisher Matt Daniels

2019 Western States 100 Matt Daniels Finish

Statesmas continues!! This weekend we all would have been watching the 47th edition of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious trail ultramarathons. Unfortunately race organizers had to postpone the race until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Western States race runs along the Western States… Read more »

Western States Stories with 2016 Champion Kaci Lickteig

Kaci 2019 Western States

Happy Statesmas!! This weekend would have marked the 47th edition of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, one of the world’s most prestigious trail ultramarathons. Unfortunately race organizers had to postpone the race until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The race runs along the Western States trail which is recognized as one of… Read more »

Western States Stories with 2009 Champion Anita Ortiz

Anita Ortiz at the 2009 Western States 100

This weekend, June 27-28, 2020, would have marked the 47th edition of one of the world’s most prestigious trail ultramarathons, the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race organizers had to make the difficult decision to postpone the race until 2021. The Western States trail is recognized as… Read more »

Utah’s Bryce Canyon Ultras Are “Game On” For This Weekend

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. Photo above by Lucid Images. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most trail races scheduled for this… Read more »

Origin Stories of Top American Trail Runners – Part 2

Redemption, Wrong Turns, Silver Linings and Cigarettes: How a Few of the Nation’s Top Mountain/Ultra/Trail Runners Found Their Way to the Trails. Written by Shannon Payne. Shannon is a Colorado native trail runner currently residing in Auburn, California. She was a 2-time qualifier for the US Mountain Running Team, 2-time winner of the Mt. Washington… Read more »

Origin Stories of Top American Trail Runners – Part 1

Redemption, Wrong Turns, Silver Linings and Cigarettes: How a Few of the Nation’s Top Mountain/Ultra/Trail Runners Found Their Way to the Trails. Written by Shannon Payne. Shannon is a Colorado native currently residing in Auburn, California. She was a 2-time qualifier for the US Mountain Running Team, 2-time winner of the Mt. Washington Road Race,… Read more »

Marcy Schwam: Pioneer of Women’s Ultrarunning

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.  After my enjoyable interview with Ian Maddieson, accomplished ultrarunner and Adjunct Research Professor for the Department… Read more »

2020 IAU 100 km World Championship Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Announcement from U.S. 100K Team manager Lin Gentling. Lin has been a USATF National Championship liaison for many trail and ultra championships and lives in Minnesota. Dear Runners, today we were informed that the International Association of Ultrarunning (IAU) has cancelled the 100K World Championships due to be held on September 12th in Winschoten, The… Read more »

Pioneer Spirit Trail Race to host USATF 50 Mile Trail Championship

Press release written by USATF Championship liaison Meghan Laws. Photo above: Tim Tollefson winning Singletrack Running’s 2019 FOURmidable 50K. On Saturday March 14, the Pioneer Spirit Trail Race will host the 2020 USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships in El Dorado and Placer counties, California.  Starting in the small town of Cool, the course runs through… Read more »