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Nancy Hobbs Profile

The weRunFar series has ended its sabbatical to inform you about Nancy Hobbs or, more precisely, her blog, as it’s […]

By on April 10, 2008 | Comments

The weRunFar series has ended its sabbatical to inform you about Nancy Hobbs or, more precisely, her blog, as it’s far too useful to ignore. Not only is Nancy a very talented trail runner, she’s also at the heart of trail running at the national level. For instance, she’s the chair of the USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Running Council, a founder and executive director of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA), and manager of the TEVA US Mountain Running Team. She also co-authored The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running with Adam Chase. If you want to read more about Nancy, check out Scott Dunlop’s 2005 interview of her.

Now that you know Nancy’s got trail cred, it’s time to reiterate that her blog is an excellent resource. While prior to this year Nancy’s blog focused on news and announcements regarding the Teva Mountain Running Team (not surprising as the blog is hosted by Teva), many of her 2008 posts are substantive discussions about various aspects of trail running. Topics that Nancy has recently covered include:

Nancy’s blog also includes notes on her own running and travel, US Mountain Running updates, and international trail running organizational news. Take note that some of Nancy’s most informative posts start off reading as training run reports prior to delivering her invaluable tips. FYI, Nancy tends to put up a new post every week or two.
Remember to check out Nancy Hobbs’ blog for valuable trail running tips!

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.