Author: Peter Minde

Rollerski Race Season is Here

While there’s some real skiing out west, in the east we’re still dealing with pavement.  Whether you’re looking to go straight uphill or work high-speed techniques on flatter terrain, there’s something for everyone all over the northeast in the next…

Mark Baldwin: The Evolving Athlete

Warren, NJ resident Mark Baldwin is a late-blooming triathlete.  As his opportunities to play the team sports dwindled following college, he turned to endurance pursuits. After graduating from University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in chemical engineering, Baldwin’s career…

Diamond Notch and West Kill Catskills Run

With fabulous Indian summer weather beckoning, I drove to Diamond Notch on Sunday to meet some running friends and get photos for an upcoming magazine article about running in the  Catskills.  One of the most beautiful trails in the Catskills…

Climb This: Di Centa, Shevchenko Win 33d Gran Prix Skiroll

Giorgio di Centa and Valentyna Shevchenko won the Skiroll Sportful Gran Prix rollerski race on Sunday, 2 October.  On an unseasonably warm autumn day, a field loaded Olympians and world champions showed up for this uphill ski race.

Morris Park Commission, NJ Trail Series at Odds Over Ultramarathons

On 26 September, OXF reported that Morris County Park Commission won’t renew permits in 2012 for the Muddy Marathon, Mahlon Mayhem and NJ Ultra Festival.  Before publication, we were unable to contact anyone from the commission.  The following day, Executive…

Ultimate Direction Side Kick Accessory Pocket: Half Good

So I’ve had this Ultimate Direction water bottle belt for 20-some years.  It’s in great condition, it works well and I’m gonna keep using it.  On the actual bottle pocket, some of the fabric is beginning to fray.  Otherwise, it…

Hilde G Pedersen: Not Slowing Down in Retirement

Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen, a long-time stalwart on the Norwegian women’s ski team, hasn’t hung up her boards yet.  According to langrenn.com, while no longer racing at the elite level, she’s definitely giving back to her sport.