Category: Running

Trail running, mountain running, marathons, ultra marathons, other distances

Vicente, Kennedy Win Mountain Madness 50 K

Julian Vicente and Jessi Kennedy were the male and female winners of Sunday’s 50 k Mountain Madness trail race in Ringwood State Park in northern NJ. The weather was sunny and mild for the race over a technically demanding course. …

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…

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…

Before and After the Deluge

So we drove to Pennsylvania last week for a vacation with the extended family.  The rental house was on a bucolic lake surrounded by state gameland and farms.  With tree stumps mid-lake, reaching for the sky, and several low-lying islands,…

Sandes and Clemons Win Leadville Trail 100

South Africa’s Ryan Sandes and Leadville, CO native Lynette Clemons won the Leadville Trail 100 in Colorado on Saturday.  The “Race Across the Sky” starts from one of the highest municipalities in the U.S.  The out and back course ranges…

Leadville 100 Starts Today

The Leadville Trail 100 starts at 4 AM Mountain Time.  I’ll be traveling this weekend, but will look to post race results and possibly an interview with a competitor.  You gotta love Colorado: 60% chance of precipitation today, including “numerous…