Friday, March 24, 2017

Weekly RunDown #29

Emil Zatopek
“I was not talented enough to run and smile at the same time”
Emil Zatopek

Maybe it's my British roots, I was born there and my mother is English, or just a desire to suffer but fell running has always had an attraction.  Here is A Rough Guide to Fell Running and if you want more info these are great reads: Steve Chilton's  It's a Hill Get Over It and Richard Askwith's Feet in the Clouds

The 24hr World Championships is in Belfast this July 1st's This Week in Running: March 20, 2017's The Week That Was in Running - March 13-19, 2017

Article on this past weekends Chuckanut 50K at

Nice story of a successful masters runner who realized something had to change after 23 years of running.  This is the story of Thomas Cunningham - Maffetoning to Boston.  For all of you trying MAF and hating the initial slow down, sometimes drastic, you are not alone.

With the World Cross Country Championships this week in Uganda one of the keys to the success of Kenyan runners is that Cross Country is at the Heart of Kenyan Running

UTMB looks to be a very competitive race - See 2017 Entrants

Article on The Barkley Marathons: Good Luck, Morons: Lazarus Lake & His Impossible Race .   Thanks to for linking to this.

Nice article on Aid Stations

Dr. Phil Maffetone write on The New Hunger

Need to find a race on your next road trip check out Running in the USA

Huw Williams is running in the upcoming Marathon Des Sables to raise money for SCOPE.  Why don't chip in a little to help out and you can do so here: Huw's Big Run in the Sand

Races this Weekend (March 25-26, 2017)

Results for races listed for last week

Highlights of the 2017 Way Too Coo 50k ( March 4th, 2017) - Winning time was 3:16:42, that's moving folks - Full Results Here

Run Forever: The Film of Nicky Spinks & the Double Bob Graham

This weeks Mountain Outpost

While most of you may have seen this by now I had to post it: New from The Ginger Runner - A Decade On

Extreme Mountain running Racing Up 3000 Vertical Meters (9842FT)

Short and Sweet or is that Sweat:)

2017 Old Ghost Ultra in NZ

OGR Ultra 2017 Competitor Cut from WestCoastFilm on Vimeo.

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