Trails Collective

Weekly Rundown July 8, 2020

Opening clip from Matt Lipsey and Zach Miller.

FKT’s: For the FKT Crew’s Episode 92, they interview Joe “Stringbean” McConnaughy with an episode titled: “How to crush the Long Trail FKT – and what NOT to do”.

CT: Less-Stuart and Shona Evans, 12:43 for the 58 KM Tunxis Trails

DE: Michael Wardian, 26H 19M for the 129 Mile Delaware Crossing

NY: Jordan Plank: 3:06 for the beautiful 14 mile Five Sisters Loop around Bear Mountain, NY Katharine Spector, opening supported women’s mark of 8:25 for the Devil’s Path Kelly MacDonald, 3:44 for the Blackhead Range (excited to see her out for Cayuga in two week)

PA: Luke Bollschweiler, 3:18 for the Wissahickon Four Corners Trail

VA: Stephanie Hill, 2:25 for the Mount Vernon Trail

VT: Andrew Hostetler, 3:41 for the Mad River Notch Loop Dan Grip: 3:29 for the Glastenbury / West Ridge Loop

In the Media:

Jay Friedman, host of the Pain Cave podcast, was featured on the Sportish podcast with Dr. Keith Strudler and Geoff Brault to talk about endurance sports in the age of Coronavirus. Jay spoke eloquently about the changes trail running will have to adopt and why big city marathons and races will not resume anytime soon. Y

assine Diboune was featured on The Morning Shakeout Podcast with Mario Fraioli.

The gang at Cultra put out a short gang show this past week.

Last week Ellie put out an interview with De’Vang Patel covering both his start as a baller turned runner and then diving into his most recent run at the legendary Manitous Ultra last Saturday. We talk imposter syndrome, injuries, how he attempts to stay injury free for now, why we love our Red Newt, Mountain Peak team and much more!

Her interview set for Friday is a good one! Elisabeth Faughnan came to the trails just two years ago and her stoke level is OFF THE CHARTS! Last month she completed the Cayuga Trails 50 miler after DNFing last year but vowing to return. We discuss why she switched from roads to trails, the problems comparing yourself to others, where she loves to train now and how she does it, what motivated her to stay the course and complete the race even when it was postponed, her life as a single mom and much more. Elisabeth is someone I will look forward to seeing at future trail events because she is a beam of energy that lights up the room. Stay tuned for Friday’s show!

An intro to Jim Mollosky’s The Runners Movement: https://www.therunnersmovement.com/

Events Coming July 11 – 12

Pushed Back:

Spartan Trail – Palmerton – Pushed to October 4 Bear Brook, Allenstown, NH – Postponed but w/ no fallback date yet announced

Virtual: Fat Sass Virtual Switchback Challenge in Millburn NJ: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=59294

Bradbury Scuffle, Pownal, ME – Virtual for 2020, complete the course in the month of July, registration $10 here: https://www.runreg.com/9527


Catoctin 50k and Half Cat in Frederick, MD: First event approved in MD since COVID, Chernisky Classic: still on? US says yes, but can’t find info on the event, https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=74023

July 18th – 19th


Run First Wine Later in Leesburg, VA, another Bishop’s Events run, held at the Tarara Winery, and in virtual fashion for 2020. https://www.bishopseventregistrations.com/event/2020-Run-First-Wine-Later-5k–10k

Candlelight 12 hour in Haneoye Falls, NY, has gone virtual for 2020: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/HoneoyeFalls/CandleLight12HourOvernightUltra


Smallfoot Trail Fest 5k in Troy, PA: Currently 60 entrants, join in at: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=72394

Goshen Gallop in Goshen, VT, offering a 5k and 10.2K: now in its 41st year, coined as the “toughest 10.2K in New England”. http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=70005 (Reg open until July 16) https://goshengallop.com/ Sproul 10k, bump in staging location to private land, new course design with even more elevation gain than the Hyner based prior course. Registration link: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=69967

Cayuga Trails 50’s: Registration open through this Sunday, July 12

Lucifer’s Crossing

Night Owl 9k in Williamsburg, VA: Rolling hills with a bit of singletrack, 132 currently registered w/ registration open through July 18th. Choose from one of four start times. http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=71867

Cacopen 12 Hour Trail Challenge, Berkeley Springs, WV: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=74709, moderately technical 5 mile singletrack loop, COVID modification to no set aid stations

July 25th – 26th

Events Still Running: Miner’s Lady 8 Hour, Harper’s Ferry, WV: http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=72873 Jug End Loop Ultra in Egremont, MA: 4.2M, 27M, and 6Hr, gone semi-virtual with runners needing to run on the actual course but on their own sometime in July.

Soapstone Assault in Somers, CT, a gone-virtual event put on by the Shenipsit Striders, with events of the classic 5.5 mile course w/ 1,500 feet of gain, and 6 Hrs to be run between July 25 – Aug 2

We close with a clip from Josh Burns weighing in on his recent FKT of the double Presidential Range Traverse.

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