Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

Western States Trekker – Day 5 – Foresthill to the River Crossing

This morning the trekker team was privileged to have Ann Trason join for the journey from Foresthill to the River Crossing. The 16 mile journey was completed in 5:57:07 (including breaks), descended 3500’ with 1100’ of climbing. Our team photographer Myke Hermsmeyer strapped on the ultimate camera – the trekker backpack – for the first… Read more »

Western States Trekker – Day 4 – Last Chance to Foresthill

The trekker team was restocked today with a new group of volunteers to carry the 50 pound street view panoramic imaging backpack 20 miles from Last Chance (mile 43.3) to Foresthill (mile 62). The Wednesday Trekker team lead by ATRA’s Richard Bolt was Robert Rhodes from Bay Trailrunners, Matthew Hook, Chris Streeter, Ben Bosch, Avesh… Read more »

Western States Trekker – Day 3 – Duncan Canyon to Last Chance

After fixing trekker battery charger issues on Monday, the trekker team hit the trail again on Tuesday with a fresh complement of volunteers and fully charged batteries. Richard Bolt, Mike Kreaden, Dan Baxley, Matthew Hook (driver) and Myke Hermsmeyer (photographer) left Foresthill early in the morning for the hour plus drive to the Duncan Canyon… Read more »

Thank you Western States Trekker supporters

This coming Sunday our Western States Trekker will kick off in Squaw Valley resort at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run starting line. To make this project possible we’ve received generous support from several ATRA corporate members and trail runners who have volunteered their time to be part of the trekker team. The trekker team… Read more »

Flashback Friday: A Moving Marriage with Mother Nature

Written by trail runner Bob Holtel for the 2001 edition of ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter. Photo from Ultraholic.com. Simplicity in all things is the secret of the wilderness and one of its most valuable lessons. It is what we leave behind that is most important. I think the matter of simplicity goes further than just… Read more »

Sigl & Malcolm win USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships

Tyler Sigl led from the start to win the USATF 50 Mile Trail Running Championships in Ithaca, New York, today – Saturday, June 4, setting a course record of 6:44:12 in the process. Men’s Race Sigl pocketed $1500 for the victory, $500 in course incentives, and $1000 to support his travel to the IAU World… Read more »

Jason Koop leads an ultramarathon training revolution

Koop’s New Book, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning, Reveals His Unique Training Approach When elite ultrarunners have a need for speed, they turn to coach Jason Koop. Now the sport’s leading coach makes his highly effective ultramarathon training methods available to ultrarunners of all abilities in his new book, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning. Koop’s book is… Read more »

Western States Trekker coming to the Sierra Nevada this June

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is excited to announce its Western States Trekker project. This coming June, ATRA will capture panoramic “street-view” imagery of the entire 100-mile Western States trail using Google Map’s backpack-mounted camera system. The resulting imagery will enable fans of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run to view the entire… Read more »

Lake Sonoma winners post fast times

Under a gray and rainy sky, local elite trail runner Yiou Wang wins a 50 mile trail on her 4th attempt while Jim Walmsley sets a new course record on Lake Sonoma’s hilly course. Jim Walmsley (pictured below) set a smoking fast pace at Saturday’s (April 9, 2016), Lake Sonoma 50 Miler to capture his first… Read more »

USATF 100K National Championship Preview

Press release written by race director Tim Yanacheck.  As members of USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council, ATRA’s Nancy Hobbs & Richard Bolt help determine host events for national championship races including the Mad City 100K. MADISON, WISCONSIN – National championships will be on the line for ultramarathon runners in the Mad City Ultras… Read more »

Jason Koop Leads a Training Revolution in Ultramarathon

Press release from Dave Trendler, VeloPress. Jason Koop’s New Book Training Essentials for Ultrarunning Reveals His Unique Training Approach. Boulder, CO, USA — When elite ultrarunners have a need for speed, they turn to coach Jason Koop. Now the sport’s leading coach makes his highly effective ultramarathon training methods available to ultrarunners of all abilities… Read more »

Spectrum Sports Management introduces the Avalon 50/50

For 2017, Spectrum Sports will combine the Catalina 50K and the Avalon 50 Mile run into the Avalon 50/50. CLAREMONT, Calif. – (Mar. 29, 2016) – Spectrum Sports Management, the leading Southern California sports management event production agency, is adding a new event to the traditional Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run. The new event will add… Read more »

Suunto Points to rygr for US Public Relations

OGDEN, Utah (March 25, 2016) — Suunto, a global leader in sports precision instruments, has partnered with rygr (pronounced rig-er), an integrated marketing agency, for its public relations activities in the United States. Founded in 1936, when Finnish orienteer and engineer Tuomas Vohlonen invented the mass production method for the liquid-filled compass, Suunto has for… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference to debut FIFTY

Our friends at the US Trail Running Conference have announced that FIFTY the movie will be the feature presentation for the Trail Running Film Festival during the 2016 Conference. This special showing will be the Colorado premier of FIFTY the movie and will also be seen at other locations on a US tour. What is FIFTY?… Read more »

Epic Photos from the 2016 UTCR Arenal Volcano

To try to understand why Ultra Trail Costa Rica (UTCR) Arenal Volcano is so extraordinary, you must already know the place. In its preserved environment, where the rainforest dives in the huge lake, that magnificent volcano named Arenal seems to ensure peace and enchantment reigning here. This past Saturday the 12th of March, at the… Read more »

Krissy Moehl Joins Ultimate Direction Athlete Team

Ultimate Direction, the leading brand in hydration and wearable gear innovations, is proud to announce top female ultrarunner and race director, Krissy Moehl, to its team of professional athletes for the 2016 season. The brand’s new crew of sponsored athletes will include top runners Nikki Kimball, Ashley Erba, Jessie Young, Devon Yanko, Kristina Pattison, and… Read more »

Marathon Printing becomes partner in Event Standards Program

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) announces Marathon Printing, Inc., as the newest partner in their Event Standards Program. ATRA introduced its Event Standards Program in 2012, and recently has included vendors and suppliers as partners to further assist trail race directors in meeting ATRA’s 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event…. Read more »