After a couple of nights camping in the Woodland Valley Campground, I set out Saturday morning, October 3rd to capture the inaugural running of the Cats Tail Marathon which runs through the rugged Catskill Mountains of New York. The weather was calling for rain and windy conditions throughout the race; some would say perfect conditions.
70 athletes signed up, 66 showed and 63 finished. MPF RNR athletes Ben Nephew (4:31:35) and Natalie Thompson (5:35:18) took the wins. Here is our video of some amazing athletes out enjoying one hell of an adventure. Visit the Cats Tail Marathon website to learn more about the race and to register for next year.
"When I downloaded my GPS data from Catstail this year, the first “top result” listed was 400 meters in 71 seconds, my second best 400 on Strava. That was how we started the race. I don’t wear my watch for everything, but Catstail is a technical trail marathon with 7k of climb that takes 4.5 hours. Yes, the first 400m is downhill on a road, but that still doesn’t really make 4:44 pace a good idea. To put this in perspective, my mile PR is 4:34. This was a new level of “Coming in hot.”
Here is our video from the 2017 Cat's Tail Trail Marathon!
MPF client Matt Murphy shares his story about his first marathon and it just happened to be the 2017 Cat's Tail Trail Marathon in the Catskill Mountains of New York!
What a day it was at the 3rd running of the Cat's Tail Trail Marathon! Here are photos that MPF's Joe & Elizabeth Azze took along the marathon route.
Just a quick story about a photo.
This is going to be more of an incident report than a race report, as David Kilgore’s injury was the story of the day, and the craziest thing I have seen in 20 years of trail racing.
Cat’s Tail Trail Marathon, a gnarly run through the beautiful Catskill mountains, and my last chance to have a fun race this year.
Just a few photos from one hell of an adventure in the Catskills of New York!
When my wife asked me what time I would be finishing the Cats Tail Trail Marathon, without even thinking I replied “Well it’s only a marathon, so it shouldn’t take too long.” She laughed...
Video by Joe Azze of the inaugural running of the Cats Tail Marathon. Race takes place in the rugged Catskills of New York. Date: October 3rd, 2015.
Another rugged day in the Catskills of New York! Rain, wind, cold and challenging terrain is what Ben cherishes the most.
The inaugural Cat’s Tail Trail Marathon took place Saturday October 3, 2015. Here are 254 photos that Joe Azze captured from the day!