Who would be crazy enough to sign up for a 251km Ultra in 50 degrees of heat (that’s Centigrade not Fahrenheit by the way) in the desert? Bob Hermanutz apparently!
Registration for the 10th anniversary edition of the 2011 Canadian Death Race opened earlier this month (January 10th). To mark this special occasion we would like to introduce you to a book about the race written by a fellow named Michael.
Micheal ran the 125 kilometer event in August 2009 because of a bet made between [...]
In September North Vancouver ultrarunner Gary Robbins ran the 225 kilometer East Coast Trail non-stop, just two weeks after breaking the speed record for BC’s West Coast Trail. Gary has raised more than $5,000 for his Conquer the Coasts fund-raising campaign, all of which goes towards the Right to Play organization which uses sport and [...]
If you’re an ultra runner or have at least ocasionally dabbled in the sport be sure to check out Rob Mackay’s lastest posting on his blog titled: An ultra classification system. In it he attempts to classify the different types of ultra runners one might see at your average ultra race. Here’s an excerpt:
Being an evil marketer [...]
In just a few days Trainharder.com’s own Donald "Jarhead" Peterson will be running the Fifth Edition of The World’s Expedition Run™
Set for February 1st through 6th in Southern Costa Rica The Coastal Challenge is the “World’s Expedition Run™,” releasing runners over approximately 225 – 250 kilometers of exotic and wild Costa Rican mountainous regions and [...]
For dentist, it’s just one of four gruelling desert ordeals
Katherine Dedyna, Times Colonist
Published: Monday, October 20, 2008
It’s cold and rainy outside as Stan Lee and Jon Miller hoof it on the treadmills at the Oak Bay Rec Centre, where they’ve covered 15 kilometres a night for months. They’re really going to miss the crummy [...]
Jeff Bell, Times Colonist
Published: Monday, May 26, 2008
Donald Peterson won’t have to worry about keeping the rest of his team organized at this year’s 24 Hour Relay.
He is the team.
The 39-year-old running machine will be lining up for Saturday’s relay as the sole member of See Donald Run. It will be the first [...]
Runners attempt to be first to cross 58-kilometre route
Carolyn Heiman, Times Colonist
Published: Sunday, May 11, 2008
Build a trail and they will run.
And so three keeners set out yesterday wanting to be the first ever to run the 43 kilometre North Coast Trail on the northern tip of the Island, formally opened yesterday by the [...]
Some of us define a holiday as time spent supine. But adrenalin addicts live to work up a sweat while checking out the scenery. Denise Balkissoon talks to marathoners across the country about their favourite destination races – where the trails offer more than just that runner’s high
Special to The Globe and Mail
The Yukon Ultra was recently held this month in the Yukon Territory. It was the coldest official running race ever recorded. Unsurprisingly the field of athletes in different races of 26, 100 and 300 miles was decimated in the Arctic wilderness. Charlie Norton was one of the lucky ones. Here’s his story… (written by Charlie [...]
By Kate Lapides, a great article from Trail Runner online. It includes recaps of the most famous ultra-running feats of 2007 including Canada’s Ray Zahab who ran Canada’s Akshayuk Pass, East Coast and West Coast Trails all in a row.
Ultrarunners cover legendary journeys at unprecedented paces. In addition to Sue Johnston’s John Muir Trail (JMT) [...]