Andy Jones-Wilkins

finished in the top 10 men at the Western States 100 7-straight times. He's sponsored by Patagonia and Drymax socks and is iRunFar's editorialist.

Getting There Is Half the Fun

AJW writes about taking a boat... to a trail race?!

Running and the Brain

An essay about the relationship between exercise and brain health.

Running and the Elements

An essay about how we adapt our running when we encounter challenging natural conditions.

Lunch-Pail Days

AJW contemplates those occasional training days that don't come easy for your mind.

The Sweet Spot

AJW writes about that sweet spot on a run where you're perfectly warmed up but not yet tired.

Revisiting Metacognitive Skills and Ultrarunning

AJW checks back in on the five metacognitive skills we use as trail runners and ultrarunners.

AJW’s Taproom 2019 in Ultrarunning Awards

The ninth-annual AJW’s Taproom Year in Ultrarunning Rankings for 2019.

Doug Latimer, Ultrarunning Icon

AJW writes about Doug Latimer's relationship with the Western States 100.

Sometimes You’re the Windshield, Other Times the Bug

An essay about how good and bad days are natural in a lifetime of running.

With Gratitude on Thanksgiving Weekend

AJW gives thanks to members of the trail running and ultrarunning community.

What Makes a Good Comeback

AJW writes about coming back to running from his hip-resurfacing surgery.

The Strength of Repetition

AJW writes about how he gains strength from the repetitive nature of running.

Out of the Darkness

An essay about darkness and light in the fall.

Becoming a Midpacker

AJW writes about slowing down as he continues his relationship with running through the aging process.

The Grindstone 100 and the Changing Ultrarunning Landscape

AJW writes about this year's high finishers' rate at the Grindstone 100 Mile.