Tag: trail running

Friend 2 Friend Summer Solstice: Race Report

After the Morris Mauler 5k, I became curious about what I can get away with running with my knee.  Marathons and longer may not be possible any more, but I’m curious to see where my upper limit is for trail…

Morris Mauler: Spring Fling for Masochists

Dominic Grillo was the male winner of last Sunday’s Morris Mauler 5 km race, while Courtney Stanton was the first female.  Winning time of 19:50, he was the only sub-20 minute finisher.  Stanton finished in 25:11.  With 59 finishers, the…

Product Review: Hoka One One Stinson Trail Shoes

With springlike temperatures and freezing rain, skiing was a disaster at December training camp, and I forgot to pack my running shoes.  After our only ski day, I bought a pair of Hoka One One Stinson trail shoes from High…

NJ Trail Series Winter Race Report

It’s something I’ve delayed doing for a few months.  First, I was in no shape to run.  Then, other commitments got in the way.  Secretly I’d hoped that a big snowstorm would open Prospect and delay this day a little…

Torn Meniscus: End of the Line?

“You might not be running long distances any more,” my sports medicine doctor said. What do you say when you hear something like that?  Gee thanks?  Can I get another opinion?  Driving down to see my doctor – and hyperventilating…

Leadville Trail 100: Cool Forecast Bodes Well

Runners signed on for this weekend’s Race Across the Sky had better have plenty of warm clothes in their drop bags. The daytime forecast is benign.  Saturday’s predicted high in Leadville is 65 F – a perfect running temperature, with…

Escarpment Trail Run: Volunteering To Be A Beast of Burden

Struggling over a rock ledge, carrying an unwieldy pack, I lifted one knee up high and heaved myself to my feet.  As I rose, the load in my pack shifted, and I did a hula hoop move while grabbing a…

Loverich, Wheeler Win Soggy Escarpment Trail Run

With buckets of rain pouring from the sky, Jacob Loverich and Sheryl Wheeler won yesterday’s Escarpment Trail Run. From State College, PA, Loverich won in 2:55.:47, ahead of Ben Nephew.  This is only the second time in 13 years the Nephew…