Elizabeth's 2008 Escarpment 18.6 Mile Trail Run "Mountain Goats only!"

Elizabeth's 2008 Escarpment 18.6 Mile Trail Run "Mountain Goats only!"

Escarpment 30k Trail Running Race. On July 27th, 2008 I participated in a 30km (18.6) mile trail run in Windham, NY.  I’ve was feeling  a little sick prior to the race so I knew this was going to be more of a challenge for me. I haven’t raced in a while but I have been training consistently so I was eager to feel the energy of pushing myself a little harder than if I were on a training run.

Training run on the TNF Bear Mountain 50 course, 3/10/2008

Training run on the TNF Bear Mountain 50 course, 3/10/2008

On Sunday My client Paul and I headed out to Harriman State Park to go for a long training run on the Bear Mountain 50 mile course. This course and race is part of the North Face Challenge. We started at the first visitor center off of seven lakes drive which is the mile 25 check point and preceded to run for 9 solid hours.

Trail Condition Update + The North Face Challenge!

Just this past week the trails were still covered in snow with about 4 inches + in Harriman State Park.  As of today the Ringwood & Ramapo Trails are free and clear of snow but are very wet from the combination of snow melt and rains that we have been having lately.  Today was a soggy one so the trail system will need to dry out before heavy use of MTB's will be okay.  As far as our trail runners are concerned get off the treadmills and roads, get outside and hit the trails! We will be up in Harriman State Park tomorrow; which is home to over 200 miles of trails, to check on them and see how they are shaping up for the The North Face Endurance Challenge being held there on April 14th.  The NFEC is an ultra marathon consisting of a 50 mile trail running race.  There will also be a 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon.  So with this race being so close to home in a beautiful area that many do not know about and being put on by a premier sponsor such as North Face, sign up and enjoy an action packed day!  We will be there!  Click below for transportation info.  M.P.F. 

Elizabeth’s 2008 The North Face 50 Mile Ultra in Bear Mtn NY, Race Report

Elizabeth’s 2008 The North Face 50 Mile Ultra in Bear Mtn NY, Race Report

April 12th, 2008 the day has come to see if all my winter training would pay off. Joe and I started the day at 3:00 a.m early Sat. morning, the weather forecast had been calling for rain showers all day which I knew was going to make an already challenging course into an extreme test of my technical trail running skills