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Trails Collective

Weekly Rundown July 15, 2020

In this week’s Rundown
 
We kick off with a clip from the next viral rage, Puddle Boarding, with Matthias Lipshitz. A plug for the hot-off-the presses Saucony Mad River TR2 (let us get you a pair). And a busy week ahead for Ian in prepping for Cayuga Trails 50’s and Lucifer’s Crossing, both with significant COVID modifications. We link an article from the VHTRC Facebook page on a trail runner – grizzly bear collision on the trails.
 
FKT’s:
 
MA:
Tim Russell – Greylock AT Traverse 2:17
 
ME:
Jordan Fields – Mt. Katahdin in 1:36
 
NH:
Steve Lange – Franconia
 
NY:
Lauren Longfield – Hurricane Mountain in 1:13
 
Katie Ó Riagáin – Schunemunk Ridge Loop in 2:46
 
Aaron Newell – Hammering Big Slide Mountain in 1:28
 
Mark Gadmski – Black Dome, Windham High Peak Loop in 4:04
 
VT:
Liam Cregan set a mark on an iconic stretch of Long Trail in Vermont, running a 4:07 on the Monroe Skyline Gap-to-Gap-to-Gap.
 
Josh Ferenc: Wild Neoteny – Glastonbury / West Ridge Loop
 
Upcoming in PA: Eric Kosek for Midstate Trail
 
Events last weekend:
 
Eric Idiotrunner Kosek’s Unlucky 13 Idiots – video coming. Anthony Wallick led the pack all day with 62 miles with Michelle Benshoff finishing a fierce 2nd place on his heels. Jon Scovell battled it out with Kip to eventually take 3rd and 4th place, respectively. The 13th finisher, LeAnn Gotshall Martinez finished up with 40 miles.
 
Catoctin 50k and Half: 68 finishers in the 50k w/ Aaron Ellison taking the win in 5:58, and Rylee Schwwee in 6:53. In the 25k, we saw a fast year. Of the 45 finishers, the top three men established the 1,2, and 5th fastest times on the course, with Sean Leahy from Alexandria, VA establishing a new course record in 3:11.
 
MEDIA
 
The gang at Cultra Trail Running Podcast put out a burner of an episode. Jimmy celebrated 10 years of running with a 40 mile run, and nope he still doesn’t have abs. Maybe that’s at year 11?
Becky spoke about her most recent run on a track! She wanted to get to 24 hours, but stomach issues and a whole lot of peeing stood in her way. She pulled the plug at 75 miles but holy shit Becky, I’m mega proud of you!
 
Chris O’Brien and Ellie put out a new show last week after a month apart. We talk about Cayuga Trails, and the double standard we feel is going to happen with races. There’s also a food segment, so at least we end on something delicious!
 
Running Inside Out Podcast is putting out a great episode, which I am lucky to have insider knowledge on…but as of my recording this it isn’t out yet, so stay tuned.
 
Life is Trail Running has two new videos, the first being scenes from our local Ithaca trails here at Monkey Run, the second being a vegan sloppy joe recipe which looks just delicious after a run or long day outside!
 
Regarding the Trails Collective media, Ellie put out an episode with Elisabeth Faughnan on Friday, just in time for you all to get stoked on Cayuga Trails. She ran it on what would have been race day a month ago and is ready to give it another go in a few days. Good luck to all of you and here’s a clip from that.
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Ellie also releases an episode with one of my favorite humans on the planet, Sheila Eagan! WATCH THAT EPISODE NOW!
 
Event’s Upcoming:
 
Registration has re-opened for Live Out Loud Running’s 2020 Pachaug Trail Runs (Half, Marathon, 50K, relay) in Connecticut, October 24th:
https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=76644&fbclid=IwAR3kBP1J9UNnVvgD9k7LzPNXa26o5zpPr2MkGTU6672UyU9ZIjDTEDbYzWQ
 
July 18th – 19th
 
Virtual:
Run First Wine Later in Leesburg, VA: https://www.bishopseventregistrations.com/event/2020-Run-First-Wine-Later-5k–10k
 
CandleLight 12 Hour at EquiCenter in Haneoye Falls, NY: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/HoneoyeFalls/CandleLight12HourOvernightUltra
 
Running:
Smallfoot Trail Fest 2020 5k in Troy, PA: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=72394
 
Goshen Gallop in Goshen, VT, offering a 5k and 10.2K: now in its 41st year, and 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: : https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=69967
Cayuga Trails 50’s and Lucifer’s Crossing 10k in Ithaca
 
Night Owl 9k in Williamsburg, VA: http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=71867
 
Cacopen 12 Hour Trail Challenge, Berkeley Springs, WV: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=74709
 
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:
 
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’ll take you out tonight with a clip from Jeff Adams, literally fresh off finishing in the top of the field with this past weekend’s Quarantine Backyard Ultra
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