After being competitive in both Soccer and Alpine Ski racing my whole childhood and through high school I, for some reason, decided that a nice change of pace would be fast food dining, partying and cigarette smoking. I quickly ballooned to 240+lbs and lived this way for almost 10 years until I finally decided to make a change.

I began by revisiting the mountains of my youth around Waterville Valley NH , specifically, Osceola “main peak”. It was an early November day 2006, my heart felt like it may explode and I couldn’t walk right for a week after. I spent that winter in the mountains every weekend reacquainting my body with real exercise and the following summer I decided that adding in some running midweek may boost my progress and be a good start at losing some weight.

After a summer riddled with overuse injuries from my 10-15 miles a week of running  I decided to pick a race in the spring to train and lose the weight for.  I chose the Wapack 21.5 mile trail race the following may and adopted a road marathon training plan with hiking mixed in to get ready. In the next 9 months I lost 80 lbs and surprised myself with a 3rd place finish.  I was hooked and my love of pushing my body both mentally and physically across the most challenging terrain I can find is still growing.

I also love exploring and sharing the mountains, trails and beautiful places of the Northeast with my awesome wife Kristina and dog Jack, as well as being a father to two girls 7 and 9 years old.

Ryan's Race Reports & Adventures

 

Adventure Highlights

2015

TARC Fells Trail Ultra Winter - 40 Miler - Stoneham, MA
Dec 5, 2015

Big Brad Ultras - 50 Miler - Pownal, ME
Oct 18, 2015 - Overall: 1st (8:41:20)

Whiteface SkyMarathon - Marathon - Wilmington, NY
Jun 28, 2015 - Overall: 13th (4:34:46)

Whiteface VK - 2.5 Miler - Wilmington, NY
Jun 27, 2015 - Overall: 16th Male: 13th (50:18)

Cayuga Trail - 50 Miler - Ithaca, NY
May 31, 2015 - Overall: 29th (8:45:21)

Wapack and Back Trail Races - 21.5 Miler - Ashburnham, MA
May 9, 2015 - Overall: 1st (3:24:42)

Breakneck Point Trail Runs - 42K - Beacon, NY
Apr 18, 2015 - Overall: 4th (5:26:24)

2014

Grindstone - 100 Miler - Swoope, VA
Oct 3, 2014 - Overall: 5th (20:34:58)

Pisgah Mountain Trail Races - 50K - Chesterfiled, NH
Sep 21, 2014 - Overall: 3rd (4:20:36)

Eastern States 100 - 100 Miler - Waterville, PA
Aug 16, 2014 - Overall: 1st (21:29:59)

Escarpment Trail Run - 30K - Haines Fall, NY
Jul 27, 2014 - Overall: 5th (3:10:45)

Manitou Revenge - 54 Miler - Windham, NY
Jun 21, 2014 - Overall: 4th (11:20:39)

North Face Endurance Challenge - New York - 50 Miler - Bear Mountain, NY
May 3, 2014 - Overall: 11th (8:16:29)

Traprock 50 - 50K - Bloomfield, CT
Apr 19, 2014 - Overall: 1st (4:28:23)

2013

TARC Fells Trail Ultra Winter - 40 Miler - Stoneham, MA
Dec 7, 2013 - Overall: 2nd (6:49:00)

Rhode Island Six Hour Ultra - Solo - Warwick, RI
Nov 10, 2013 - Overall: 7th (43.216)

Big Brad Ultras - 50 Miler - Pownal, ME
Oct 20, 2013 - Overall: 1st (8:16:15)

Jay Peak Running Festival - 50K - Jay Peak, VT
Sep 1, 2013 - Overall: 1st (5:29:43)

Hampshire 100 - 100K - Greenfield, NH
Aug 18, 2013 - Overall: 5th (10:21:12)

Manitou Revenge - 54 Miler - Windham, NY
Jun 22, 2013 - Overall: 2nd (12:11:45)

Soapstone Mountain Trail Races - 24K - Stafford, CT
May 19, 2013 - Overall: 4th (1:46:53)

Leona Divide - 50 Miler - Lake Hughes, CA
Apr 27, 2013 - Overall: 16th Male: 14th (8:19:15)

Terrapin Mountain - 50K - Sedalia, VA
Mar 23, 2013 - Overall: 4th (4:32:42)

2012

Superior Fall Trail Race - 100 Miler - Lutsen, MN
Sep 7, 2012 - Overall: 3rd (22:58:03)

Moosalamoo Ultra - 36 Miler - Goshen, VT
Aug 18, 2012 - Overall: 5th (6:54:54)

Greylock Trail Race - 1/2 Marathon - Adams, MA
Jun 17, 2012 - Overall: 11th (1:55:16)

Traprock 50 - 50K - Bloomfield, CT
Apr 14, 2012 - Overall: 3rd (4:41:28)

2011

TARC Fells Trail Ultra Winter - 40 Miler - Stoneham, MA
Dec 3, 2011 - Overall: 2nd (7:12:00)

Rhode Island Six Hour Ultra - Solo - Warwick, RI
Nov 13, 2011 - Overall: 11th Male: 7th (37.814)

NipMuck Trail Marathon - Marathon - Ashford, CT
Oct 2, 2011 - Overall: 5th (3:54:46)

Virgil Crest - 50 Miler - Cortland, NY
Sep 24, 2011 - Overall: 7th Male: 6th (10:23:00)

7 Sisters Trail Race - 12 Miler - South Amherst, MA
May 7, 2011 - Overall: 14th (2:14:27)

Traprock 50 - 50K - Bloomfield, CT
Apr 16, 2011 - Overall: 6th (4:39:52)

2010 - 2008

Bimblers Bluff - 50K - Guilford, CT
Oct 24, 2010 - Overall: 7th (5:14:44)

Virgil Crest - 50 Miler - Cortland, NY
Sep 25, 2010 - Overall: 2nd (10:27:00)

Wapack and Back Trail Races - 50 Miler - Ashburnham, MA
May 8, 2010 - Overall: 1st (10:09:00)

7 Sisters Trail Race - 12 Miler - South Amherst, MA
May 2, 2010 - Overall: 16th (2:14:29)

Vermont 50 - 50 Miler - Brownsville, VT
Sep 27, 2009 - Overall: 25th Male: 21st (9:33:25)

Pisgah Mountain Trail Races - 50K - Chesterfiled, NH
Sep 12, 2009 - Overall: 6th (4:34:00)

Wapack and Back Trail Races - 21 Miler - Ashburnham, MA
May 10, 2008 - Overall: 3rd (4:06:00)