Fast Runners Will Hit the Headlands 50k This Saturday for the USATF Trail 50k National Championships

I’m getting excited for the Headlands 50k this Saturday! Race Directors Tim and Diana Fitzpatrick put together this great press release featuring some of the big names coming for the USATF 50k Trail National Championships. It’s going to be a fast race!  2016 USATF 50K TRAIL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TAMALPA HEADLANDS 50K Muir Beach, CA Tamalpa Runners , Marin’s largest running club, will present the TamalpaHeadlands 50k trail race on Saturday August 27 th , 2016

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Emily Harrison Wins IAU 50k World Championship Trophy Final

Flagstaff, AZ’s Emily Harrison brought home the gold at the IAU 50k World Trophy Final in Doha, Qatar, last weekend with a blistering time of 3:32:27 in 88 degree heat and 60+ degree humidity. The event featured the fastest runners from 17 countries, and came down to less than a minute between her and Great Britain’s Joasia Zakrzewski (3:33:20).

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Frozen Fun at the Caumsett 50k USATF Road Championships

The temperature just crested the freezing point as ~200 runners counted down the start of the Caumsett Park 50k in Lloyd Harbor, NY, last Sunday. It was once again time for the USATF 50k National Road Championships , and I was back for the second time after my breakthrough PR here four years ago (3:20:48)

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Scenes From The Crystal Springs 50k (photos by Sophie)

Trail photographer extraordinaire Sophie Jane snapped a few pics of Coastal Trail Run’s Crystal Springs 50k this morning as it came through Huddart Park in Woodside, CA. We hope you all had fun and stayed dry! You are welcome to share the photos! (Half marathoners came through fast!) (Randy Higashi in the half marathon) (Josslyn Mikow still smiling after the first big climb) (Did his front bottle spring a leak?) (Holly Zabinski lets her hair fly on the downhill) (Jimmy Caputo fuels up on the half marathon while dodging the fresh horse poo) (Escaping the rain in a nearby cave) (Jill Homer!) (Bernadette Dayrit gets her tunes rolling) (Ralph Wright takes it easy on the downhill) (Don’t smile too long, there’s a zombie behind you!) (Laura Deck loves the downhill best!) (The best part of the race!) (Black and white bark)

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Scenes from the Woodside Ramble 50k (photos by Sophie)

(Your photographer and commenter for today, Sophie Jane!) My 7-year-old daughter Sophie took to the trails this morning with a camera in hand, while runners of the Woodside Ramble 50k by Inside Trail Racing came up the hill. She says you can all share her photos, so enjoy! It has been fun taking a break from training for a few weeks after a DNS at The North Face 50m

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Conquering the Matterhorn Ultraks 46k in Zermatt, Switzerland

There is a stillness to Zermatt, Switzerland, that honors the majestic mountains cradling this historic town. You can feel it from the moment you step off the train and stroll up the auto-less streets filled with alpine enthusiasts from around the world, sipping their viesse beers and coffee while basking in the glow of the ever-present Matterhorn

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