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Trailing Ahead: Five Spring Trail Races

After too many months of minimal mileage, I’ve restarted running and racing, but with short distances at reduced paces. This spring, I took on five trail races—two I’d run more than once before, and three brand-new to me. —Chris Jaworski Leatherman’s Loop 10K … 1:15:46 Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY, April 26 My more »

USATF-NJ XC Championship 8K, October 26, 2014–Laura Barry

Yesterday was the USATF-NJ XC Championship 8K. From my understanding this was the first year it was held at Natirar Park. Previously the course was a triple loop at Deer Path Park. As a cross country rookie I don’t know much about courses and how they should be. I enjoyed the flat double loop that more »

Loon Mountain Race (Lincoln, NH), July 6, 2014–Helene Scarnegi

Today I participated in The Loon Mountain Race in Lincoln New Hampshire. This is my second mountain race there and I plan on doing another next year. This years race was a USATF Mountain Championship race and there were 4 women and 6 men who would make The USA running team. No , I did more »

Morris County Striders 5k Series, July 1, 2014–Laura Barry

Last night Paul Pierotti, Charlie Slaughter and myself ran the first race of four of the Morris County Striders XC 5K series. (For $20 we were able to sign up for all 4 races) It was a hot one but we all had a good time. The course is a flat double loop all on more »

Running Free at Leatherman’s Loop

Recap of Leatherman’s Loop 10K Trail Race, Cross River, NY, April 21, 2013 Photos by David Finck & Loop photographers. Click images for larger views. The Leatherman’s Loop is an experience that each year reconnects runners with one another and Mother Earth. It leaves me rejuvenated, whole again. It’s a homecoming, a celebration of spring, more »

Umstead 100M Race Report–Mike Skara

The mix of tradition, big elevation gain, close proximity to a good friend, newly implemented technologies, and of course the distance made the Umstead 100 a very attractive event for me. While the knee injury I sustained two weeks before this 100-mile race gave me a lot about which to worry, I conquered the race more »

West Essex Trail Clean-Up!

This year’s West Essex Trail clean up is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 following the usual Saturday morning group run on the trail.  The trail run starts at 8am, and the cleanup about 9:15am.  Meet by the tennis courts in the Verona High School parking lot off Sampson Drive, between Grove and Fairview Ave.  The more »

Febapple Frozen Fifty at South Mountain Reservation

Recap of Febapple Frozen Fifty trail races (10M, 20M, 50K), South Mountain Reservation, Maplewood, NJ, February 23, 2013 10M: Rob Gerin … 1:44:34 … 17/94 20M: Laura Gelman … 3:28:29 … 21/65 & 2nd woman!* 20M: Ryen LoPresti … 3:29:49 … 25/65 20M: Pia LoPresti … 4:09:01 … 34/65 50K: Chris Jaworski … 6:53:42 … more »

2012 Escarpment Trail Run

Several club members were among the 200+ runners in this 30K trail run through the Catskills yesterday. It’s a very rugged trail climbing several mountains over 3,500 feet with a total elevation change of almost 10,000 feet. It was another epic year as heavy rain created lots of puddles, mud and slippery rocks. I was more »

Trail Mix Group Run

We had about 25 people at Grove Pharmacy today for the Trail Mix group run covering between 10 and 16 miles out to the end of the West Essex Trail in Verona and back. This was the first leg of the Grove Summer Series that will continue on Sun, Aug 12th with the Ten Hill more »

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