Collective Wisdom

https://youtu.be/vGyDKbt3wzM The Salomon Wildcross: What I've been waiting for? Hey Trails Collective, Ian here with a review of 2020’s Salomon Wildcross, a model I was stoked out of the gates for with a first meeting in November, 2019. I’ve yet to find a Salomon that I’ve loved. My history with Salomon is finding models to be either too firm and slappy, or too rigid and narrow in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxxIg74XK74 Shan Riggs is running across the country. Having a background in marketing and branding, Shan came to the east coast to work for the Hartford Marathon Foundation, being able to work remotely out of his van. He is taking his unemployment opportunity to try to do something positive in this pandemic. No races this year, meant Shan was out of a job, had a lot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osgOOpOXMi0 Alyssa Godesky just set the supported FKT for the ADK 46er trail in 3 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. She and Sarah were the first two women to undertake this route, beginning at 4AM on Monday August 17th. We previewed the “racing” ladies the week before the attempt, so check those two shows out! Though they battled thunderstorms during the attempt, they got relatively lucky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA4hov7TrSM Eric Eagan was recruited to the best SUNYAC Division 3 school to run track and jump long. The first year, the man who recruited him retired and the program, who won championships for over 20 years, was under new leadership. It was this leadership who instructed Eagan to compete in the triple jump with a broken heel.  That jump destroyed him and he began the first

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBKUVJqdP4E Sarah Keyes is no stranger to the TC Interview series. Having made her first appearance in the early days of the show, we decided to have her back again. Not only has Sarah been nabbing local CRs and climbing mountains, on Monday August 17th, she will begin her longest and hardest FKT yet, the 150ish mile Adirondack 46er. The record is currently held by Ryan

https://youtu.be/iApg5VFqSwU Below you'll find a chunk of the YouTube review of the VJ Maxx linked above. In addition to Ian, two other choice reviewers were in on the testing. The first is my teammate, Ben Nephew. Ben is arguably one of the best technical trail runners of the past two decades. For much of that time, he's done wear testing and weighed in on materials and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0N3duxjVk8 Scott Magee cancelled the biggest family reunion on the east coast. The call to drop Twisted Branch 100k nearly broke him who was ready to hold the 6th running of the event. He wonders if he could have been more creative. Could they have made the race happen? Possibly, but it wouldn’t have been Twisted Branch. Once you run the event, you’ll understand. It’s the volunteers,


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