Here’s a race report from the Cateran Trail Race which took place in Scotland on May 18th, 2013…
I got into trail running about six years ago when I completed a half marathon and was looking for a race to keep me motivated. Based on distance, I found a trail race called the Iron Knee and said to myself “that looks pretty good.”
In August, Hassan Lotfi-pour, an Information Technology Professional from North Vancouver, sets out to beat his own winning time of 28 hours in the Fat Dog 100 ultra-run, which takes place on the weekend of August 18 and 19. This gruelling race spans three parks and a recreation area between Keremeos at Cathedral Provincial Park [...]
June 28 Update: Ellie has just posted a race report on iRunFar which can be read here. She has also added some photos from here race on her blog here.
The Western States Endurance Run is the granddaddy of 100 milers and a runner from Vancouver not only claimed its top spot yesterday for the second year [...]
Ellie at last year's Comrades Marathon —
Ultra-marathon specialist Ellie Greenwood, who now lives in North Vancouver, finished second today at the prestigious Comrades Marathon in South Africa.
Greenwood held a narrow lead through the halfway stage of the 89km race, but fell back to eventual winner Elena Nurgalieva, who strengthened her decade-long grip on the race. Elena Nurgalieva secured [...]
This Saturday’s upcoming Chuckanut 50k trail race in Bellingham, Washington, is likely to be the year’s most competitive trail 50k in North America. The record number of 700 participants will feature some very fast runners, including a number of notable Canadians, including Adam Campbell, Ellie Greenwood, Jason Loutitt, Oliver Utting, Melanie Bos, Shane Ruljancic, and Ryne [...]
The annual Vancouver Bike Show and Outdoor Adventure Show takes place this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Saturday and Sunday March 3 and 4, 2012.
Both events are sure to attract large crowds on a weekend that is expected to be very wet.
The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show will include over 250 exhibitors featuring everything for [...]
We would like to share with you a race report by BC athlete Jen Segger from the recent Vibram Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Race. Jen finished 3rd overall.
The 100km course starts in Pak Tam Chung on the Sai Kung Peninsula and covers some of the most beautiful scenery in Hong Kong, including remote and unspoilt beaches, ancient forests, [...]
Trainharder recently interviewed Race C0-Director Gary Robbins about the all new Squamish 50, the latest incarnation of the classic Stormy Trail Race.
TH – Why was Stormy cancelled last year?
GR – Unfortunately Stormy was cancelled last year due to a timing issue in the handing over of the race from one director to another.
TH - Why were [...]
Below are some race reports from the Orcas Island 50k trail ultra, held last weekend in Washington State:
Jen Segger - I had forgotten how beautiful the Orcas trail network was and I HIGHLY recommend you get there and check it out. Miles of sweet, smooth, buttery single track and phenomenal views of the San Juan Islands [...]
Who knew that this fresh-baked treat and its close relatives could be used in so many ways?
The High is a film in development about the toughest race on earth, the world’s highest ultra, and a race 222 kilometers in distance which traverses the Indian Himalayas. The race includes some of the toughest terrain in the world, and what likely brands it as the toughest race in the world are the incredible [...]
In August 2010 North Vancouver’s Gary Robbins set a non-stop speed record for the 215km long East Coast Trail. Here’s the official video from Erik Nachtrieb of 1iOpen Productions.
Hi Adam. Congratulations on your recent 3rd place finish at the The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships. The field was stacked and you managed to run well and overcome your stomach issues. You’ve had quite a year, including setting a new Canadian trail running record at the Canadian 50 mile trail championships, and [...]
Whistler will host the inaugural Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra next weekend (November 5th). The 50 mile race replaces the Haney-to-Harrison 100K Relay and Ultra which was cancelled after last year due to safety concerns related to traffic and congestion. The new route will alleviate much of these concerns by utilizing the picturesque Whistler Valley [...]
The World 100 Kilometer Championships recently took place in Winschoten, Netherlands. The Championships take place once a year and feature many of the world’s top runners, who typically race around a 10 kilometer lap paved course. Many countries send teams of runners and Canada was no different, with a number of elite runners representing the [...]
Intrepid TRAINHARDER.COM’s Okanagan Interior Reporter Dirk Tiger Handke is at it again, this time outdoing even himself while on assignment in Europe at the World 100k Championships in the Netherlands.
Dirk sends a quick update from the town of Winschoten, where the world’s best long-distance runners battled over the weekend. Last year’s women winner Ellie Greenwood, who [...]
Kelowna’s Melanie Bos can now officially claim to be Canada’s fastest woman ultra runner after finishing eighth overall and first Canadian at the International Association of Ultra Runners World Championships earlier this month in Ireland.
Bos was one of eight members of Team Canada competing in the 70 kilometres race which ran through muddy conditions and featured [...]
In the following excerpt, Canadian ultrarunner and Banff resident Ellie Greenwood documents her 1st place winning effort in one of the world’s toughest endurance events, the Western State 100 Mile Endurance Run. You should also check out Ryne Melcher report from race. Ryne crewed for Ellie and offers his unique perspective on the event.
Wow. What a day!
Canada’s Ellie Greenwood has won the coveted Western States (WS100) race in her 100-mile debut. Ellie made an impressive late race surge with 6 miles to go to overtake last year’s winner Tracy Garneau (also a Canadian) and Kami Semick with a time of 17:55.
Ellie, the 2010 World 100k champion, has been racing ultramarathons for several [...]