Did you know there’s an all-women, night time ultra marathon in the Philippines that’s got an aid station with a makeup table? Neither did I.
Despite the cyclone (and a wasp sting for Sage), the Tarawera Ultra in New Zealand went off, with Sage Canaday taking first (again), and newcomer Jo Johannsen leading for the ladies. Full report here.
….speaking of the Kiwis, this sounds like a great event.
Meanwhile stateside, Max King and Ellie Greenwood (yay!), took top honors at the competitive Chuckanut 50k in Washington. Full report here. So two big wins for Montrail, with Nike going 2,3,4 for the fellas.
Good to know: The three thresholds of a tempo run.
Former European Steeplechase champ busted for drug trafficking (steroids.)
Great read: The running bum as sad and admirable.
Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim: Superhero Edition.
Zach Bitter blazed to a new American Record on a South Carolina track with a 16:22 200k, over a half hour faster than the old record held by Rae Clark. (that’s 7:54 pace for 122 miles)
What are your thoughts on whether losing weight will make you run faster?
In personal news, I ran my first (post calf injury) race on Saturday. Just a 5k, but I felt fine, despite having lost a fair amount of fitness. The road to recovery is a long one!