Another week of adventure! It was a hot start to the fall season. Temps reached 80º + and the sun was strong. MPF athletes and the MPF RNR Team were all over the East Coast!
MPF RNR Athletes in Action
- Scottie Jacobs placed 1st Master & 12 overall at the Table Rock 50k, in North Carolina!
- Mathias Lipsey Wins the Boulder Beast Trail Race in Lock Haven, PA!
- Jason Friedman took 2nd place at the Mountain Madness 50k.
- Chris Mateer took to the trails of Spain to race the Global Energy 10k.
- Laura Rekkerth found herself running on a Ragnar Relay team in the Adirondacks.
- Jim Jansen was out exploring the ADK and meeting other great adventurers.
Vermont 50 MTB & Run!
The Vermont 50 is an annual mountain bike and running race held each year during the last Sunday of September at Mount Ascutney located in West Windsor, Vermont. All benefits go to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports which is an awesome place for youth and adults with disabilities to gain a measure of self confidence and independence by participating in adaptive sports programs and activities year-round in Vermont.
Congratulations to everyone who toed the line and MPF athlete, Evan Fineman for finishing his 4th VT 50, placing 6th in the Single Speed MTB! See Evan's Strava data below and some footage I had taken during the race. I hope to have many photos from the day posted later this week so check back! Here is also a great race report from the VT 50 from Scott Livingston. He and his family have rich history with the VT50, check it out!
I also went "live" on our facebook page during the race. It was around mile 13-14 just past the Skunk Hollow aid station. It's a very beautiful stretch of dirt road and farm lands. I always look forward coming back to this section of the course each year. It's been 2 years since I last ridden here but I will look to register for next years race and try to capture some of the race from the bike... See the video below.
Mathias Lipsey Wins the Boulder Beast Trail Race in Lock Haven, PA!
The Boulder Beast Trail Race is roughly 27 miles with about 7,000 feet of elevation gain on one of the more beautiful courses in the east. It has a couple of boulders and rocks to scramble over. Here is an image from Mike McNeil of Matthias. To see many more photos, click here.
Jim Jansen meets Erik Walka in the ADK
"During Big Slide loop today in the Adirondacks I stopped at Johns Brook Lodge and met Erik Walka. Eric is 80 years old and is hiking Gothics and Wolfjaws tomorrow. He also has skied Tuckermans every year for the last 50 years! One of the best water stops I can remember..." –Jim