Inside Trail Racing put on their annual winter version of the Woodside Ramble , and Quinn and I got a few pictures of runners braving the mid-30 degree cold on our morning hike. Enjoy! BTW, Inside Trail has an amazing roster of events for 2017 – be sure to get a few on your calendar! (5-year-old Quinn, your photographer today! She’s even styling the Western States 100 hat) (and cowbell ringer…) (Jessi sighting!!!)
The USA Track & Field (USATF) Mountain/Ultra/Trail Council has announced the schedule for 2017 National Championship races .
Got some trail runners on your holiday gift list? Here are a few of my favorite gift suggestions to stick under the tree (or menorah, Festivus pole , etc) including a few new ones for 2016 and some classics that always seem to please
Took my new Hover Camera out for a spin to try the drone auto-follow capability. This thing is going to be a lot of fun! I’ll give it a few more test drives and write up a review in the next few weeks. With GoPro recalling their Karma drone today (after 16 days of selling), and the DJI Mavic having so many production issues that pre-order customers won’t see it until January, 2017 , the Hover may be one of the only consumer auto-follow drones available this holiday season
Ultra lottery season is on us again! Put your name in the hat for entry into some of our sports most popular events (or all of them like I know many of you do), and let the Lottery Gods determine your fate. Here are some of the more popular lotteries in case you would like to give them a shot! Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run , June 27, 2016 (Lottery Nov 5-12, Drawing Dec 3)
Howler monkeys are the loudest land animals on Earth, capable of eardrum-shattering volumes of 140 decibels (that’s like a jet engine at takeoff ). Not surprisingly, male howler monkeys frequently use this power to advertise their sexual fitness, catcalling females with their ear-splitting roars
In May 2016, inov-8 runner Nicky Spinks made history by becoming the fastest person to run a Double Bob Graham Round. The 49-year-old cancer-survivor marked 10 years post-diagnosis by running the 132-mile Lake District route, which included around 54,000ft of ascent, in a time of 45 hours and 30 minutes. She took over an hour off the previous record set in 1979 by Roger Baumeister, who was there in person to support Nicky during her attempt.