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Season Opener: Fragrance Lake Half Marathon

Season Opener: Fragrance Lake Half Marathon

At the top of Chinscraper he stopped to tie his shoes so I was able to get a head start on the Ridge. He soon passed me, but I was able to keep him in sight with some fancy footwork.

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Maria Dalzot Wins Mountain Cup Race #1, Sets Course Record

Despite rugged terrain and balmy, mid-60s temperatures, the Hillbilly Half saw some speedy finishes. Maria Dalzot, 26, of Bellingham, Washington, blazed through the race in 1:37:00, beating Megan Kimmel’s 2013 course record—and second-place finisher Ladia Albertson-Junkans, 29, of Minneapolis—by about half a minute.

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Buddy Jones Test Drives the Bushido!

La Sportiva Mountain Running Athlete Buddy Jones just received the new Bushido and is psyched to say the least! Check out his review of the newest product from our Mountain Running line including technical info and real feedback from the trails of Southern California.

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Ventana (single) Cone Adventure - 02/18/2015

After carefully analyzing topographic maps and satellite imagery I saw potential for an aesthetic route from the depths of the Carmel River Canyon directly to Ventana (single) Cone, arguably the most remote major summit in the Ventana Wilderness. Only an average of one party a year visits Ventana Cone and all appear to access via the 2 mile bushwhack from Pine Ridge. More...

USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships 2014 - 10/27/2014

A runner on my heels yelled to me to get up which is always good advice as it usually starts hurting if you don't get up and run right away. I bounced up and ran the rest of the way in a little fatigued and scraped up but no worse for wear. More...

Oregon Coast 50KM Race Report - 10/24/2014

Our shoes were guaranteed to (a) get wet and (b) be full of sand. I made the conscious decision to start in my La Sportiva Vertical K's and would switch out to my Crosslites at mile 7. More...

Injury as a Lesson in Acceptance - 03/23/2015

The past year or so has been all about learning to accept a whole bunch of things. I wasn't doing very well at it, but life has a way of showing us what we need to know, nudging us along, if only we'll listen. In late January I injured my back, and found myself flat out for days. I'd keep starting back up training and having repeated setbacks - boom, flat on my back again and again, while my snowshoe racing season went down the drain.


The Wednesday evening before my weekend race in Moab I found myself in the supine position, watching as little tiny needles were being jabbed into my calves, feet, and hips. What is this blasphemy you may ask? Acupuncture. More...

Season Opener 2015 -Hillbilly Half Marathon - 03/13/2015

Having won the Hillbilly Half last year I was really looking forward to the race this year. I put the race on my calendar and booked my plane tickets 6 weeks or so before the race. I knew the competition would be higher this year as last year there were two Mountaincup races on the same day and this year the race would be the first of the series which always brings a few more people in as the race offers bonus points. More...

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Ryan Woods on Obstacle Course Racing

Ryan Woods on Obstacle Course Racing

Some of the Mountain cup races, like 7 Sisters, are so gnarly technical that even when OCR events send you straight up the side of a mountain I’m ready.  Now when you’ve got to lug a sandbags half a mile on top of that mountain...that’s a different challenge.

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Thomas Reiss

Thomas Reiss

I started running at 22 in my native country of Germany. My first goal was simply to finish a marathon. With just 3 months of training I not only finished, but with a time of 2:56. Not a bad finish time for so little training. Then again, I was 22. Nonetheless, this first success landed me a spot on my hometown’s running club team and opened the doors to the world of middle and long distance running. As a member of the club, I ran anything from 800m to half marathons.

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Mountain Cup 2015 Race 2!!


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