UTMB 100 seemed to take over most of our social media feeds with beautiful scenic shots and motivational stories of inspiration from about 2300 runners... Here in MPF land, many of our athletes chose to celebrate the Labor Day weekend in style. MPF RNR athlete Laura Kline battled a couple of issues on the UTMB CCC 100k course, but had a great time being present in her journey in the Alps. Lots of great coverage from iRunFar.com, click here.
Ben Nephew has been going back and forth chasing FKT’s this summer with Neil Clauson, Ben took Neils FKT on the Monroe Skyline Gap2Gap2Gap 20.8 miles with 6,565 ft of climbing on some of Vermont’s finest technical terrain. Jill Lizotte one of Coach Ben’s athletes, finished the Wapack 18 mile trail race in 4:33.
Ryan Welts challenged himself against the clock at the Last Man Standing Race which is a unique format of racing, pushing the runner to complete the same 4.2 mile loop over and over until you can’t or choose not to continue. Ryan completed 42 miles in 8:15.
If you haven't heard or had a chance to read about it, Joe ‘Stringbean’ McConaughy, a well-known speed hiker, set a new record on the Appalachian Trail today. He hiked the 2,190-mile route in an unofficial fastest known time (FKT) of 45 days, 12 hours, 15 minutes. Read all about it on GEAR JUNKIE!