Amy - I am a single mother to Abigail, a high school sophomore who runs track, indoor track, and cross country. I have enjoyed being active all my life—running, hiking, tennis, racquet ball—but I never participated in organized sports. I have been a vegetarian for 34 years. I live in Danbury, Connecticut, one mile from Tarrywile Park where I do most of my running. Danbury’s a convenient location because it’s within striking distance of the Gunks, the Catskills, the Berkshires, and the Appalachian Trail.

I started running road races in 2005 and began to spend more time hiking and exploring. I really got the bug in 2010 when I ran the Tussey Mountainback 50 miler as part of a relay team and was amazed and inspired by the runners completing the entire run solo. Soon after that I picked up the book UltraMarathon Man by Dean Karnazes and started to consider, "Maybe I could do that." The following year I ran 10 races over 26 miles, including my first 50 miles at Three Days at the Fair, my first trail marathon at North Face Bear Mountain, and my first trail 50k at Bimbler’s Bluff. I have been testing my boundaries and living my dreams ever since. At the end of a day I love feeling that I really lived that day to its absolute fullest.

In 2014 I turned 40 and ran my fastest marathon. It’s neat to improve even as I get older. That year I also ran with my first xc team—Brookfield Woodbridge running store—and our masters team came in first place in Connecticut. Another tradition I’ve been following for a few years is to run my age in miles on the Appalachian Trail. I’d like to traverse the entire Connecticut segment, but haven’t pulled it off yet. Maybe this year!

I also love getting out west to explore some serious mountains—my favorites to date are Mount St. Helens, Half Dome, and the Grand Canyon. Another highlight: guiding a blind runner to a sub four hour finish in the 2014 New York City Marathon.

I am thrilled about becoming a part of the Mountain Peak Fitness Red Newt Racing Team. When I see mountains from my car I get excited and can’t wait to see what types of trails and views they hold. There isn’t a trail I don’t want to explore, and conditions don’t scare me. I’ve finished races when it’s been below freezing, 88 and humid, in the snow and in the pouring rain. Looking forward to some amazing adventures!

Amy's Race Reports & Adventures

2016

Bimblers Bluff 50K - Guilford, CT
Oct 23, 2016 - Female: 12th (6:49:47)

Escarpment Trail Run 30K - Haines Fall, NY
Jul 31, 2016 - Female: 20th (4:49:00)

Manitou Revenge 54 Miler - Windham, NY
Jun 18, 2016 - Female: 6th (18:56:19)

Cayuga Trails Marathon - Ithaca, NY
Jun 4, 2016 - Female: 9th (5:38:10)

North Face Endurance Challenge New York - 50K - Bear Mountain, NY
Apr 30, 2016 - Female: 24th (6:24:09)

2015

Bimblers Bluff - 50K - Guilford, CT
Oct 18, 2015 - Overall: 43rd Female 6th (6:39:47)

Cat's Tail Trail Marathon - Marathon - Shandaken, NY
Oct 3, 2015 - Overall: 28th Female: 6th (7:12:14)

SRT Run/Hike - 20 Miler - Rosendale, NY
Sep 19, 2015 - Overall: 7th Female: 2nd (2:52:00)

Lucifer's Crossing - 7 Miler - Ithaca, NY
Aug 23, 2015 - Overall: 24th Female: 4th (1:03:31)

Escarpment Trail Run - 30K - Haines Fall, NY
Jul 26, 2015 - Overall: 114th Female: 13th (4:53:45)

Manitou Revenge - 54 Miler - Windham, NY
Jun 20, 2015 - Overall: 38th Female: 7th (17:29:42)

Cayuga Trail - 50 Miler - Ithaca, NY
May 31, 2015 - Overall: 102  Female: 22nd (11:32:17)

North Face Endurance Challenge - New York - 50K - Bear Mountain, NY
May 2, 2015 - Overall: 161st Female: 25th (6:39:24)

2014

Roxbury Marathon - Marathon - Roxbury, CT
Dec 13, 2014 - Overall: 32 Female: 12th (4:09:05)

NipMuck Trail Marathon - Marathon - Ashford, CT
Oct 5, 2014 - Overall: 33 Female: 7th (4:51:29)

SRT Run/Hike - 32 Miler - Rosendale, NY
Sep 20, 2014 - Overall: 4th Female: 1st (8:15:00)

Escarpment Trail Run - 30K - Haines Fall, NY
Jul 27, 2014 - Overall: 81th Female: 8th (4:35:28)

Manitou Revenge - 54 Miler - Windham, NY
Jun 21, 2014 - Overall: 38th Female: 6th (17:11:48)

North Face Endurance Challenge - New York - 50 Miler - Bear Mountain, NY
May 3, 2014 - Overall:129 Female: 12th (11:39:55)

Sybil Ludington - 50K - Carmel, NY
Apr 26, 2014 - Overall: 9th Female: 3th (4:56:52)

Traprock 50 - 17K - Bloomfield, CT
Apr 19, 2014 - Overall: 22nd Female: 3rd (1:46:39)

2013

Ghost Train Rail Trail Races - 45 Miler - Brookline, NH
Oct 26, 2013 - Overall: 13th Female: 5th (9:56:00)

Bimblers Bluff - 50K - Guilford, CT
Oct 20, 2013 - Overall: 74th Female: 23rd (7:35:55)

NipMuck Trail Marathon - Marathon - Ashford, CT
Oct 6, 2013 - Overall: 52nd Female: 9th (5:05:07)

Mountain Madness - 50K - Ringwood, NJ
Sep 28, 2013 - Overall: 38th Female: 3rd (7:10:37)

Escarpment Trail Run - 30K - Haines Fall, NY
Jul 27, 2013 - Overall: 114th Female: 16th (5:00:01)

Manitou Revenge - 54 Miler - Windham, NY
Jun 22, 2013 - Overall: 41th Female: 6th (22:34:36)

North Face Endurance Challenge - New York - 50 Miler - Bear Mountain, NY
May 4, 2013 - Overall: 148th Female: 11th (12:25:30)

Sybil Ludington - 50K - Carmel, NY
Apr 20, 2013 - Overall: 29th Female: 11th (5:21:54)

2012

Roxbury Marathon - Marathon - Roxbury, CT
Dec 8, 2012 - Overall: 26th Female: :5th (3:58:01)

JFK - 50 Miler - Boonsboro, MD
Nov 17, 2012 - Overall: 297th Female: :47th (9:24:52)

Bimblers Bluff - 50K - Guilford, CT
Oct 21, 2012 - Overall: 47th Female: 5th (6:27:18)

NipMuck Trail Marathon - Marathon - Ashford, CT
Sep 30, 2012 - Overall: 56th Female: 11th (5:20:45)

North Face Endurance Challenge - New York - 50 Miler - Bear Mountain, NY
May 5, 2012 - Overall: 157th Female: 19th (13:25:18)

Bimblers Bluff - 50K - Guilford, CT
Oct 23, 2011 - Overall: 67th Female: 16th

3 Days at the Fair - 12hrs - Augusta, NJ
May 12, 2011 - Overall: 6th Female: 3rd