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Trails Collective Weekly Rundown | August 27, 2021

Weekly Rundown

August 27, 2021

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The Forgotten Forest 9H Ultra, running September 18th in Stratford, CT, 98% full.

New York:

Tesla Hertz’s 100 mile distance, running October 9th in Rocky Point, NY is nearing the cap at 96% full with the 100k not far behind at 93%


Runamuck 50k slated for October 17th in Windsor, VT at 92% full for the Sunday race, 90% for Saturday.

Registration Opening This Week

New Hampshire:

A Pleasant Ridge Run in New London, running October 16th opens on September 1st.

New Jersey:

Valley Trail Series Winter Races 3, 4 and 5 in Alpine NJ all open on August 28th


Howland’s Neck Ache 12 and 24h running April 23 in Tunkhannock, PA opens September 1st

FKT’s Of the Week

New Hampshire

Jesse Wall, 8h 15m for the Davis Path – Dry River Loop. This route uses the third and longest bridle path up Mt. Washington in the Presidential Range, gaining a bit over 7,000’ in 26.5 miles on this beautiful sounding loop. Jesse’s time is the third posted, lowering the prior FKT from October 2020 by over 2 hours.

Courtney Hassell, 16h 1m for the Northern Rail Trail, a 95km, an opening women’s supported mark for the route.

David Hedges, 2h 46m for the Cannon and Kinsmans Loop, 11.5 miles with 4,865’ gain, notching roughly 40 minutes off Eric Harbeck’s time from September, 2020.


Ellen Beth and Sarah (Ports) Connor, 12h 29m for Mt. Washington, Mt. Mansfield, Mt Greylock Challenge, spanning NH, VT, & MA. Up first, if I’m getting it correctly, was Mt. Washington via Tuckerman’s Ravine, just under 8 miles with 4k elevation gain. Leg 2, Mt. Mansfield, 4 miles, 2,400’ of gain. Third leg, 4.3 miles, 2,100’ of gain.


August 20th:

Mountain Lakes Backyard Ultra LPS event put on by the crew at Steep Endurance ran in North Salem, NY. Mountain Lakes was a North American qualifying race for Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra. Looking like there’s 37 entrants in the mix at the moment. Of 42, Marc Kelly of New Britain, CT took the win with 83.4 miles covered and to be the Last Person Standing. Last standing female on the day? Anim Swart of Connecticut with 62.55 miles covered. Clip?

August 21st:

Jenkins Mountain Scramble: Trail 10k and Half running at Paul Smiths College in the ADK’s of NY. Of 33 finishers in the Half, Ben Leblanc of Saranac Lake took the win in 1:49 with top women’s spot going to Jessica Hatfield. For the 10k, Aiden Hasseltine of Saranac Lake with top woman on the day going to Jessie Church of Paul Smith’s.

Coopers Rock 50 km and Half Marathon running in Bruceton Mills, WV – Of 63 finishers of the 50k, Phil Henry took the overall win in 4:33 with top women’s spot going to Amy Stulman, 2nd overall in 4:38. In the Half Marathon, of 108 finishers Matthew Lemine and Hanna Stillings took the overall wins.  Molly Knox took the top women’s spot in 4:53. Katie Kelley of Morgantown checked back in to cue us into Coopers Rock.


Cook Forest 25k Trail Challenge in Cooksburg, PA – came in with a solid 300 registered. Taking the wins were Brett Mason of Pittsburgh in 2:04 and Lauren Worrell in 2:24. Bob Bauer and AJW


Twisted Branch – Phil Nesbitt for the win, Scott Magee and Becky Kosek

Thacher Park Trail Running Festival in Voorheesville, NY, offering distances of 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, and 50k. Of 85 in the 10k the men’s and womenm’s wins went to Giovanni Dematteis and Amy Luke, in the Half Tim Mahony and Jenna Robinson, in the Marathon, Jared Descrochers and Rebeca Chapman, and the 50k, Patrick Sheeley and  – Ray Fryc

Interstate 17 – Sergey Chepyshev with the win over 12 finishers with Chance Parker and Corey Bronstein rounding the podium. Sandra Gallindo was on top for the women in 6:01.


Pike’s Peak – Kassandra Marin – 2nd Northeast and 8th overall female in 3:10 for the Ascent. Top NE male went to David Roeske of Brooklyn, NY, 30th overall in 3:02.

Leadville – Anton back in the mix. Some solid regional performances included from Harry Hamilton and Abigail Tracy. Abbe was able to follow up with this clip.

This Weekend with Jason Logue of RunPA

Upcoming: Jason Logue of RunPA to cue us into not only one of the tougher trail races in the Northeast in Conestoga, but a few others on deck.

Plus: Great Schunemunk Traverse 42k in Mountainville, NY. A beautiful and rugged event over the long path. Providing more info, a well traveled and well experience, RD Marcin Mrowka.


August 28th:

Deerfly 5k / 10k in the Winona Forest of Mannsville, NY with a fast and mile 5k, and a pretty adventurous 10k with off-trail sections, steeps, and stream crossings.

Baker Trail Ultra Challenge 50 Miler in Smicksburg, PA

The Hyner Half in North Bend, PA

Backyard Squatch Ultra in Branchville, NJ

Mine Hill Half Marathon in Roxbury, CT

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