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  • mathieu blanchard

    The 2021 Transgrancanaria kicks off as major trail events restart

    This weekend is the 20th edition of the vaunted Transgrancanaria HG, a multi-distance trail and ultra-distance competition held yearly in the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of the northwestern Africa. As the pandemic lingers and runners continue to manage hopes and expectations, it is still one of the major international events which has been […] More

  • gravel bike

    Gravel Cycling as Cross Training for the Trail Runner

    We all know how critical the options for cross training are for the dedicated trail, distance and ultra runner, especially if we are injured or in need of a new challenge. Cycling is a popular outlet in general, but what about this new sport and variation of bicycle? Gravel cycling is one of the recent […] More

  • mike sidic

    Mike Sidic’s Explosive Arrival on the West Coast’s Ultrarunning Scene

    One of the most exciting individuals to explode onto the west coast trail and ultrarunning scene recently is Vancouver-native Mike Sidic, 37, who in fact began his journey towards the trails as a bicycle courier. Sidic won North Vancouver’s prestigious Knee Knackering 30 mile trail run in both 2018 and 2019. And, he is not […] More

  • coureur ville béton

    How To Run in the Era of Social Distancing

    Many of us are feeling extra anxiety these days and so we are yearning to get our running workouts in. Some of us are enjoying the enforced time off. Still others are sticking to their regular routes, or trying to, but potentially feeling the effects of guilt or shame from the effects that running has […] More

  • Courtney Dauwalter

    Training Smarter, Racing Harder: Interview with Ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter

    34-year-old female professional ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter burst onto the ultrarunning scene in 2016 with her huge smile, her signature basketball shorts, and a win at her first 100-mile competition, Run Rabbit Run. Without a doubt her greatest accomplishments are consecutive victories at Western States (2018) and UTMB (2019), although never to be overlooked is her […] More

  • Treadmills

    Five Treadmill Workouts That Mimic Trail Running & Training

    Not everyone lives near trails or even hills, let alone mountains. And yet there are so many trail runners who must specifically train in their local and sometimes limited environments for the unique challenges of destination trail races worldwide. The treadmill is a critical tool to allow them to access ˝hills˝. A treadmill workout is […] More

  • California

    The North Face Endurance Challenge California Returns with New Blood

    The North Face Endurance Challenge California, returning this weekend in San Francisco, California, draws thousands of participants, spectators, volunteers and elite athletes each year. Everyone knows to expect fantastic competition, like the epic battle between elites Hayden Hawks and Zach Miller in 2016. This year is the second time the race will be run on […] More