Archive for 'Trail Roundup'

trail-roundupSept8-13

Trail Roundup Sept 8.13

There were lots of exciting races this past weekend, including Lost Soul Ultra in Lethbridge, AB; Haliburton Trail Races in Ontario, but none was more exhilarating than the 29th World Mountain Running Championships in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland.  World Mountain Running Championships The Canadian men were lead by savvy veteran Kris Swanson who took 36th overall after […]

trail-roundupSept1-13

Trail Roundup Sept 1.13

UTMB in France  This was a significant weekend for the trail and ultra communities around the world. For much of the weekend the ultra running world had its eyes focused on the The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc or UTMB (http://www.ultratrailmb.com/) as it is commonly known. UTMB is a series of 4 races, finishing with […]

trail-roundupJun-1-13

TRAIL ROUNDUP JUNE 1.13

May has flown by us here at Trail Running Canada so here is a brief collection of just a few of the races and stellar performances that Canadians put down. The first weekend in the month of May saw a large group of Canadians head down to New York to contest the always popular The […]

trail-roundupApril27-13

Trail Roundup April 27.13

Gary Robbins has really come into his own as of late and put the international scene on noticed that he will be challenging for podium positions all season long. Robbins recent race success in North American spilled over into international success at hugely competitive Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji in Japan. The 161 km race follows trails that […]

trail-roundupApril-09-13

Trail Roundup April 6.13

Gary Robbins is an unstoppable beast right now. After toiling much of last season with injury Gary has found much of the form from previous years and then some. With a load of talented Canadians pushing the pace early at the Diez Vista 50km, Robbins pulled ahead and really poured it on towards the latter […]

trail-roundupMar30-13

Trail Roundup March 30.13

Lately, there has been a lot of hype made of the Barkley Marathons. A recent article in the New York Times about the Barkley has much of the endurance community a-buzz. Given the race’s unique history; only 12 racers have even finished the race, no woman has finished the race, and according to official records […]

trail-roundupMar23-13

Trail Roundup March 23.13

This weekend was kicked off by the first ever trail race in the Coast Mountain Trail Series. The inaugural Cap Crusher trail races, which are composed of 8 km and 13 km distances. The races gave participants all they could handle and then some. Billed as “the hardest 8km in the country”, its hard to […]

trail-roundupMar16-2013

Trail Roundup March 16.13

All eyes this weekend were on the Chuckanut 50km trail race. With this being the first race of the year with a deep field of North America’s finest endurance athletes it was sure to be a good gauge of where the elites are in the build up to the summer racing season. It did not […]

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