Tag: trail running

Rusiecki, Cusick Win 2012 Vermont 100

Brian Rusiecki and Kathleen Cusick won this weekend’s edition of the Vermont 100.  Rusiecki, of Westfield, MA, won in 14:54:05.  His time was just 54 seconds shy of matching Leigh Schmitt’s record from 2004.  Rod Bien of Bend, OR was…

My Left Foot

This morning, I was glad to run in light rain.  It’s been almost five months since I last ran in the woods.  Running uphill, I had to take a cue from Jens Voigt and say, “Shut up legs!”  Whatever running-specific…

Running New Jersey’s Highlands Trail

Due to family commitments, I couldn’t get to Saturday’s Craftsbury Marathon.  And this weekend,  we were bereft of snow within sane driving distance for a day trip.  Opting to make lemonade out of lemons, I went for a long run…

Off the Beaten Path: More Unknown Trails at Lake Denmark

Early last winter, I gloated as New Jersey was snowbound, while there was barely enough to pull off the National Championships in Rumford ME.  This year, we have disgustingly warm temperatures and no snow in the foreseeable future.  Specific training be damned;…

Wildcat Ridge: Secret Running Resource in Rockaway Township

Through most of the summer, I’ve avoided long runs due to my annual round of physical therapy to deal with my chronically painful right hamstring.  But I’ve gotten tired of three-hour rollerski sessions, so I’ve gone on a bit of…

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. …

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…