Oil Creek 100 Race Report (2021)

2021 results for all three race distances because it was a record year for DNFs. 50k: 196 had bib numbers assigned. 170 started. 28 DNF'd. Normally a handful of DNF's at most. 100k: 117 had bib numbers assigned. 107 started. 42 DNF'd. 39% drop is a new record. 100 miler: 94 had bib numbers assigned. … Continue reading Oil Creek 100 Race Report (2021)

When you’re approaching mud on the trail, what do you do? Leave No Trace principals and trail etiquette

When the trail is wet and muddy When you're trail running and you come up on a mud puddle or muddy section, what do you do? Do you go around, stepping off of the trail to avoid it? Do you go through it? Do you leap over it? When people are asked this question, there … Continue reading When you’re approaching mud on the trail, what do you do? Leave No Trace principals and trail etiquette

When Your Run Coach Texts You

When my run coach, Kyle Kranz, text me one morning "Enjoy the hill workout today! Plugged in three half mile moderate grinds up a good hill, hope you enjoy it :-)" I made sure I got it done and enjoyed it. The workout Run: Strength EnduranceEZ 1-2 miles3 x half mile moderate uphill + jog/walk … Continue reading When Your Run Coach Texts You

Pennsylvania’s Most Kickbutt Trails: 30 plus miles long, lots of vert, and mostly dirt

PA trails: 30 plus miles long, lots of vert, and mostly dirt Some of the trails are home to PA's toughest ultramarathons, like the Triple Crown, Laurel Highlands, and Oil Creek 100. The information that I found on the trails was from various state park websites, hiker blogs, and on All Trails. Gerard Hiking Trail, … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s Most Kickbutt Trails: 30 plus miles long, lots of vert, and mostly dirt

Oil Creek 100 mi Race Report (10/6-7/2018)

Location: Titusville, PA Oil Creek State Park. Weather: 65° F - 76° F sunny and humid in the morning and early afternoon. Thunderstorms and downpours the rest of the race. The Course: 100.60 miles total. 87.10 miles trail. 1.50 mile bike path connecting the Titusville Middle School and Gerard Hiking Trail trailhead. Three, 26-ish mile … Continue reading Oil Creek 100 mi Race Report (10/6-7/2018)

Oil Creek 100 10/14/2017

I'm proud of my accomplishments over the Oil Creek weekend. 76/100 miles. 24 hours. The furthest I've ever ran. That's not my only accomplishment from the weekend. - I learned more about myself. Packed and unpleased kitty Altra Lone Peak Race Swag "Running 100 miles is stupid" came out of my mouth over the two … Continue reading Oil Creek 100 10/14/2017