For many D.C. area residents the annual blossoming of the cherry trees signals the start of spring. For other locals, opening day of the baseball season has marked spring’s return since the Washington Nationals came to town. For me, it’s not spring until there’s bloodroot, bluebells, and the HAT Run 50k. The start of the […]
Here is the second in the iRunFar series on ultrarunning sponsorship in 2008. While the previous post focused on the largest nation-wide ultrarunning teams, this post will focus on smaller nationwide teams as well as a few local trail running squads. Next week’s report will focus on individual sponsors for both elite and non-elite ultrarunners […]
Dear iRunFar readers,You may have noticed that for some of the most recent posts only a portion of the post is displayed when you come to iRunFar. If you start to read a post and want to read more… well, just click “Read more!” Occasionally, I’ll include linked phrases like “below the fold” or “after […]
New outdoor and running products are always hitting the market, but it’s rare when I learn of a new product and think “why didn’t I think of that!” Such was the case when a friend emailed me about the new GoMotion packs, as he’d had the very same thought. I wonder if a similar email […]
The scope and nature of ultrarunner sponsorship has changed greatly in 2008. One primary cause of this change is the former 800-pound gorilla of ultrarunner sponsorship, Montrail, greatly reduced the size of their team. That change is in large part responsible for the significant trend towards sponsorship focusing more narrowly on elite ultramarathoners. Another trend […]
I admit, I’ve been a bad, bad blogger, baby. Both my personal and work life’s been crazy for a few weeks now. (For instance, from Monday and Thursday last week, I averaged leaving the office at 11 p.m. and I worked from home from 12:30 a.m. until 3. Ugh!) Below the fold you can learn […]
Maybe the old axiom, “Ask and you shall receive,” is truer than I ever imagined. Way back in May of ’07, I wrote about the need for a fall east coast 100 miler. While perhaps not due to my request, this fall there will be two new 100 milers on the East Coast: The Iroquois […]
Synopsis of Week’s Training: Oh, the joys of the really lengthy long run. With the Old Pueblo 50 on Saturday, I managed to run the fewest number of days in any week in 2008 – 3 – and yet still have my highest mileage week on the year with 61.5 miles logged. The early part […]
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Beginning in 2009 (if not sooner), the Wasatch Speed Goat Racing Team will join the ranks of sponsored ultrarunning teams. To join the team, runners will need to have 6 races on their schedule including at least 100 miler. According to Scott Mason, WSGRT Captain and top goat over at the Wasatch Speed Goat blog, […]
A quick shout out to fellow Arlingtonian, Michael Wardian, who set the US 50k Road Championship record this weekend at the US National 50 championships in Camusett State Park, NY. Iron Mike broke the existing 27 year old record by 49 seconds with a time of 2:55:05. In the process, Mike also broke ultra-speedster, Greg […]
Here’s a slide show of the pictures I took yesterday during the Old Pueblo 50 miler in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains outside Sonoita, Arizona .