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)

Run. Thrive. Survive. Podcast with Ciara Carter

Ciara Carter, Behavior Health and Fitness Coach, Marathoner, Podcaster Ciara Carter is a Behavior Health and fitness coach focusing on helping people understand their mind and body in action to overcome anxiety and depression while excelling in their lives. Her slogan Run Your Life is focused on being in the best physical and mental state … Continue reading Run. Thrive. Survive. Podcast with Ciara Carter

Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50 Miler Stories and Memories (2021)

Mahoning dam Before the race started, we were standing around and I happened to look down at my legs, a tick was crawling up my left leg. I pinched it, tossed it into the grass and checked myself for more nasty bloodsuckers. The rest of the time that we stood there, I examined my legs … Continue reading Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50 Miler Stories and Memories (2021)

Musical Camping: Ultramarathon Crewing

Oh, the things ultrarunners will do. Ultrarunning can seem like a selfish sport, where it's all about the runner. It kind of is, but we all take our turn being crew members and pacers at ultra races, giving back and supporting other people's dreams. It's truly an amazing community. I'm sure you've heard of the … Continue reading Musical Camping: Ultramarathon Crewing

Chat About Runner’s Body Image and Positivity

As runners, we need to make sure that we're protecting our body image and promoting body positivity. Acknowledge that all of our bodies are different, setting aside judgments, opinions, and expectations of what our body should look like as runners. Know that all of our bodies are incredible and capable of so much. They can … Continue reading Chat About Runner’s Body Image and Positivity

Idea for spreading mental health awareness during a race

Runners, here's an idea for spreading mental health awareness during a race: Create and wear a small sign on your pack or clothing that will stir up thought and conversation about mental health. Use a popular hashtag and your social media handle. You could also incorporate a statistic. If you are raising funds, include that. … Continue reading Idea for spreading mental health awareness during a race

The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee 1000 km & 2000 km

About GVRAT The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee (GVRAT) was an impressive event put on by Laz, Steve "durb," Terri, Bad Mike, Sandra, and Naresh. The goal was to bring runners together virtually during the time of the Coronavirus. The event took place May 1st to Aug 31st. It would be a summer full of … Continue reading The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee 1000 km & 2000 km

The Social Run Podcast

The Social Run podcast, give it a listen if you haven't. Stephen Cameron, creator and host, has a unique approach to his show. The Social Run He interviews strong and inspiring runners whom he has met on either Twitter or Instagram. Get it? The Social Run. He usually launches each episode with a well thought … Continue reading The Social Run Podcast

[Mostly] Trail & Ultra Running Podcasts

- - CAUTION - - These podcasts will: motivate, inspire, move you, make you laugh, make you run harder, and maybe make you cry. Some of them have multiple ways to listen (SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, PodBean, Spotify, etc...). Please keep in mind that this list may need updated. Let me know of any trail … Continue reading [Mostly] Trail & Ultra Running Podcasts

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)