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Trails Collective Weekly Rundown | June 11, 2021

Weekly Rundown

June 11th, 2021

In the Media

  • Voices in the Running Community, an online panel discussion presented and facilitated by the Northeast Runners Alliance (NeRA). Panelists  include Valerie Abradi from Trail Monster Running, Salomon Athlete Patrick Caron, New England Coordinator of the East Coast Greenway Kristine Keeney, and Couch and Founder of Finess4AllBodies Justice Williams.

Thursday, June 10th at 7:00 pm at https://fb.me/e/JuMGslAh

  • Pain Cave Episode #86 with Andy Jones Wilkins – on UTMB fallout, WS ahead, and 20 questions.
  • RidgeRuners premier of a short film entitled No BS – A Promise Land 50k Film this Thursday, June 10th at 8pm.

UltraSignUp Hot-List

Finger Lakes 50’s 50 Miler, running in Hector, NY on July 3rd is 95% full with only 3 spots remaining as of Monday, and with the 25k and 50k options capped out.

The Runamuck 50k in Brownsville, VT, set for October 17th is up 1 point to being 92% full for the Sunday race.

New Jersey’s Loopy Looper 12 and 24 Hr races,held in August are 95% full.

The Catoctin’s Half Cat 25k, slated for July 10th in Frederick, MD is on the warning track at 90% full with only 10 spots still remaining. A bit more birth for the 50k which still has 50.

Catamount Ultra’s 25k in Stowe, VT, slated for June 26th seems to have shifted or upped the cap a couple times as I think I’ve been announcing them being about to fill up for weeks, and, now there’s more openings than the last two weeks. Maybe from pre-race drops? In any case, yet again, they’re showing in the final throws of filling their, what looks like 600 person field, ahead of June 26 and 27:



Etan Levavi, 43m 29s for the 5 Mile Bull Hill Full Loop in Cold Spring, NY, lowering the prior mark from only a month ago by 5 minutes.


David Hedges, 3h 11m for the 18m Bolton Backcountry Round, a route starting at the highest base elevation in Vermont and connection two iconic backcountry trails. David’s mark lowers the previous male unsupported mark from November 2020 by 16 minutes.



CT legend Art Byram’s CUT112, or Connecticut Ultra Traverse, a fatass style event, running from the northern to southern border of Connecticut, over some rugged and technical trails. Of 14 wicked tough finishers, Howie Breinan took the fastest finish at 28:54 with the top female spot going to my friend and teammate, the wicked kind and tough Amy Hanlon in 38:29 who we have a clip from in this week’s video rundown. Also in the mix was Steep Endurance’s Brian Vanderheiden, 3rd overall in 30:25 who we’ll have a late clip from next week.

Chocorua Mountain Race

Chocorua ran on a really hot Saturday in Tamworth, NH. Of 241 finishers over the new, I think longer and tougher course, Ryan Kempson took the overall win in 2:29:34 with Pier Pennoyer only 16 seconds behind. Haley Heinrich took the top women’s spot in 3:14. Results here.

In this week’s video rundown we have clips from RD Kristina, women’s winner Haley Heinrich, and finisher Brooks Parssinen.

Worlds End UltraMarathon

Worlds End 50k / 100k in Worlds End State Park, PA, a beautiful and tough event running in north central PA out of World’s End State Park. A hot day on top of a tough course leveled the fields to roughly 50% finish rates with the overall wins going to Nicole Yokum and Peter Weida in the 100k, and Jamie Miller and Eric Kosek in the 50k.

In this week’s video rundown we have clips with Nicole Yokum, incredibly tough and coming in fit, and nailing it to finish 3rd overall, and planting a new solid women’s record. Peter Weida on bashing trees with your nose and on the men’s win. I also gotta say, that’s not only a fantastic rainbow score in the background, but also a pretty incredible lake taking over the front stretch of the track in the background…clearly so really heavy rain ahead of Peter’s Clip. The last from a friend Jason Dworsky, weighing in on when it doesn’t go quite as you’d hoped, and what’s also coming up for his entity Rebellion Running.

Slate Run 25k

Slate Run 25k, put on by one of the trail race entities consistently pulling in some of the larger fields, had 236 finishers with Steven Lange taking the overall win in 2:08, and Jill Dennes for the women in 2:48, each with safe margins ahead of the runner up.

For video clips this week, we have two. One from Jill Dennes, now 2 for 2 in taking the wins for her only 2, and tough trail races, and a second my friend and teammate, the fit and fast Steven Lange.

Old Dominion 100

Old Dominion, one of the oldest in our region, and second oldest hundred in the country ran in Fort Valley, VA. Of the 49 finishers, Olivier Leblond of Arlington took the win over Michael Dubova by a scant 90 seconds in 17:22. That’s tight. And friend, the wicked tough and fast Rachel Spaulding not only said yes to a wedding proposal on the day, but also finished 4th overall in her first 100 mile attempt, in 19:43.

In this week’s video rundown we have a clip from Rachel Spaulding

The Weekend Ahead

June 12th

First State Trail Race in Wilmington, DE

MCW King / Queen of the Hill 3H/6H in Pompton Plains, NJ

The 666 Trail Race at 400 minutes in length in Exeter, RI

The Brant Hill Challenge 1h / 3H in Elmira, NY

The Windsor Castle 10H in Smithfield, VA

½ Sauer ½ Kraut Marathon and Half in Philly, PA

June 13th

Nipmuck South Trail Race 14.5 Miler in Mansfield, CT

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