The North Face Endurance Challenge San Francisco Championship 2011

It’s Friday (well, Thursday night really), the day before the biggest ultra of the year (2011 The North Face Endurance Challenge  San Francisco Championship). There are a few reasons why we should consider this race ultra big, or this ultra race big. That’s what I’ll spend the next hour or so chipping away at, that …

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Weekend Wrap at Inside Trail

  And from our Euro Bureau (with an obvious focus on Skyrunning): The 2011 Skyrunner World Series concluded Sunday, with British Team Salomon mountain runner Tom Owens claiming victory on the Italian slopes of Sentiero delle Grigne. A heavy electric storm with torrential rain had race organizers actually shorten the original steep mountain marathon course. …

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Silverton 24, 48, 72 hour and 6 Day Wrap Up. . .and Ben Nevis and Trans Alps

  And Ben Nevis is a wrap.  Finlay Wild repeats as winner.  Reports suggest he trailed Lloyd Taggart at the 4400ft. summit, but by finishing a good 2 minutes ahead of the current English Fell Champ, Wild’s descent and final kick were indeed pretty wild.  Congratulations, Sir Wild!  Danny Hope was third, 2002 and 2005 …

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Silverton 1000 Mile Challenge, 2011 Trans Alpine, and Ben Nevis, et al.

After running the Hardrock 100 this summer, Footfeathers is all over anything going on in the San Juans, so he offers up his overview of a new event taking place this weekend. If a 100 mile race is crazy, then what do you call a 1,000 mile race? The Silverton 1000 Mile Challenge, of course, …

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