When you log on to any trail running website or pick up the recent issues of your trail running print piece you will read story after story of the best runners out there. When you run a local race, you will see the best runners awarded with a podium, a prize, photos on social media… Read More Unsung Trail Hero – Dave Wright
June 22nd saw the 3rd annual running of Many On The Genny in Letchworth State Park. The event was impacted by heavy rains that the local media was calling a “deluge” 2 nights before. Up to 5 inches of rain fell in the 3 days leading up to the event. The flood control systems at… Read More TROY Many On The Genny
Race #2 of the #TrailsRoc Trail Runner Of the Year series is complete – Medved Madness was run this Sunday in typical Western New York spring conditions. The sun was shining, the trails were a mix of dry hard pack ridge-line and mucky muddy low areas and the post race food was on point as… Read More Medved Madness
This past Saturday, April 20th, was the 20th running of the Goose Adventure Racing Muddy Sneaker Trail Race, and the first event in the #TrailsRoc Trail Runner Of the Year series (TROY). See our preview here. 20 years ago Mort Nace and Tim Ratowski set out to create a race in the Hi-Tor wildlife region… Read More Everything Has Changed, but nothing has changed. 20 years of Muddy Sneaker.
As the weather warms up this week we begin to think about the 2019 trail racing season. Local trail advocacy group #TrailsRoc is set to host and score their annual Trail Runner Of The Year series which is often referred to as the “TROY” series. The TROY series has been around since 2013 and was… Read More 2019 “Trail Runner Of The Year” Series Set to Kick Off
“I Don’t Even Drive That Far” Trail Running on the Finger Lakes Trail by Eric Eagan FINGER LAKES TRAIL CONFERENCE·MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018 “I don’t even drive that far” is a joke heard all too often by folks in the running community, but it might be something that is becoming true along the Finger Lakes… Read More I Don’t Even Drive That Far
So you think you can crew? The runner does all of the work. Right? All you need to do is be there for the race and once in a while act like you are interested. Right? Wrong! A solid crew can make or break an ultra race. They can push a runner through dark spots… Read More Do You Even Crew, Bro?
Ultra Running Magazine 10/29/2015 By Eric Eagan There sat 17-year-old David Hedges, smack in the lead pack at the Twisted Branch Trail Run, a 100k race on the Bristol Hills Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail in NY. As he ran, surrounded by veterans of the sport, past winners of ultras and consistent hometown favorites… Read More Don’t Hedge Your Bets
Copyright 2014 Ron Heerkens Jr, please leave watermark on and use with permission. 1st Aide: The importance of that little tent in the woods UltraRunningMagazine 06/11/2015 By Eric Eagan At 6 a.m. the gun went off for runners at the Cayuga Trails 50 Mile Trail race. The athletes had been gathering for about an hour, relaxing,… Read More 1st Aide: The importance of that little tent in the woods
Trail Runner Magazine,March 25, 2014 Ithaca’s Cayuga Trails 50 will host 2014 USATF 50-Mile National Championship Start of the 2013 Cayuga Trails 50. Photo by Steve Gallow Within the first few miles of the Cayuga Trails 50 Miler, runners know exactly what they are in for. When race director Ian Golden blows his traditional Norwegian ram’s… Read More Cayuga Trails 50 Is “Gorges”