Ultramarathon Daily News | Mon, Apr 5

iRunFar/Mock: Abby McQueeney Penamonte ran the grand slam of ultrarunning in 2014, podiumed at most, and hasn’t run an ultramarathon since. Now she competes in powerlifting and has some interesting thoughts and perspective on our sport.

Barkley Marathon gear list.

Even if you’re not from Northern California, you’ve heard of Mt Tam. A “peak” in the Marin Headlands, it’s a wildly popular route among trail runners and there’s a near perfect chance you’ll see an elite or recognizable runner on the access trail during Spring and Summer months. In this post, Jean Pommier does a great job of describing (with words and pics) the famous Jam on Tam.

Throwback Monday: URP Daily News from March 5, 2014: Lucho, Emily Harrison, GPS, diet drama, North Face 50, and more. Fun to look back!

Black trailrunners are reclaiming the British countryside.

Amidst a ‘Rona surge, Kenya bans all sporting activities. No word on whether Olympic athletes will be exempt or how the country will respond.

Follow along as Candice Burt takes on the 800 mile Arizona Trail. She’s on day three right now. More live tracking right this way on the FKT site.

Kevin Beck takes aim at many of the woke activists he sees masquerading as running journalists.

I don’t share my family photos on here, but this was truly one of my favorite runs of my life. First, it was my wife’s idea to run on vacation (Santa Cruz mountains and Capitola Beach), and though it was only three miles, my mouth still hurts from smiling so damn much.

TrailSisters/Chelino: Trina Chelino opens up about her abusive and rocky childhood and how she later found solace in the mountains. Good read.

Results from a survey that polled British runners show that men and women prefer to run different distances in XC races. But in the pursuit of equity, we should force them to run the same distance, right?

Five people who lied on Strava and got caught.

Want to improve your downhill speed? Try this “legs of steel” workout.

Interested and excited to see Dynafit enter the trail racing space. Anyone tried any of their MUT gear?

After the cancellation of a race last year, I’ve got my first SUP race on my calendar! I have no idea how I’ll do or even how to race, but it’s near my house, the entry is cheap, and it’s a course I paddle at least once a week. Now to find a good trail race!

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