December 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5X82UOVxk8 YouTube Version of this Week's Rundown Trails Collective Weekly Rundown January 1, 2021 (thank God) This Past Weekend This past weekend saw the running of Virginia Happy Trails Boyer’s Furnace 40 miler, limited to 40 and club members only. Looks like a beautiful day on the trails. Some in Connecticut through down efforts for the Egg Nog Mile, and a winner was made in Hacksaw Howie Breinan in the

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2nhSMVm8j8 Vinny Cappadora has been running ultras since 2011. He owns Happily Running, a race directing and timing company, and has continued to host races during the COVID pandemic. He took the guidelines given by the government and fit his race to hit them. What does that mean? We will find out in this episode! Vinny has tons of running and volunteering experience, of which is

In this week's Trails Collective Rundown of what's shaking in the trail running community: upcoming events, registrations opening, results and voices from this past weekend, and a gear review from the week. Let's dig in. Gear World We opened the week by posting up our review of the Scott Kinabalu Ultra RC. Scott's Kinabalu Ultra RC is designed to run far and fast on semi-technical trails.

Registrations Opening Run Ragged, a Last Person Standing event slated to run on May 29th in Berlin, CT. Unlike some LPS events, this one runs a rugged hilly and technical loop on Ragged Mountain, going again on the hour every hour until one is left standing. https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=81076 Two of our regions most transcendental trail offerings are live the Endurance Society’s Infinitus run of races, ranging from 8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZWQnd78NFk Jared Burdick grew up running. He led his Upstate NY high school team to multiple titles including a second place finish in the state at the 3200. Jared ran for RIT ending his career with a sub-4 1500 and sub 32 10K. He's run 2:20​ in the marathon, 67 in the half and grabbed his golden ticket to Western States (placed 19th) at the 2015

The Week in Trails Trails Collective Weekly Rundown December 11, 2020 Registrations Opening Beast of Burden Winter Edition Running on February 6th, offering a 25, 50, and 100 mile distance, in Lockport, NY. Unsure what the field size is, or whether it’s under COVID cap constraints this year, but as of filming there were only 13 spots remaining. https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=78568 Boulderfield 100 One in the Uber Endurance Sports lineup which capped out early

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcMQJRW8kyY&t=317s In 2017, Rich Heffron ran five races. He won four of them. The one he didn’t, was Twisted Branch 100k, arguably the hardest 100k on the east coast. In that race, he lost to Jim Sweeny, the course record holder. In 2018, Rich was attacked by a bird and went to the hospital with injuries interrupting his racing season. He also had a baby and


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