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Pass Mountain Trail Runs 2016

Melia Coury Race Report 2 Comments

Rays of light blew in with a cooling breeze making the desert air chilly in the early morning. The 50K runners worked their way to the start line and began just as the sun crept over the horizon. Truly poetic how their newest running journey began with the promise of a new day. The other runners experiencing the remaining distances would soon get to join. Singing Happy Birthday It just so happened that there were two runners celebrating their Birthdays …


Flagstaff Sky Race Recap 2016

Melia Coury Race Report 2 Comments

Hands and feet gripping the ground saturated with rain, they are trying to discover the next sturdy tuft of grass or rock to bare some weight. Each step of progress feels satisfying until the eyes glance up the mountain with a chilling realization of just how far you have traveled. Head down and keep moving becomes the mantra. This was the scene for the runners in the Vertical K and the last climb for the 39K and 55K at the Flagstaff …

Mogollon Monster 2016 Race Recap

Melia Coury Race Report 0 Comments

Ultra Running Family Mogollon Monster is a race for the (ultra) family. The ultra community finds its strong foundation from the hearts and soles (feet variety) of each runner, volunteer, radio personal, pacer and even those following the story from twitter posts, that never seem to come fast enough. It is not often anymore that we are able to find a race that embodies so much of what we love about the ‘classic’ races of yesteryear. These races have a few …

2016 Crown King Scramble – Recap

Hayley Pollack Race Report 5 Comments

Every race is special, but sometimes a race just has something about it which dictates that the feelings and emotions of the day will never leave you. That was what this past weekend’s Crown King Scramble was like for me. I fell in love with this race last year during a course recon with Jamil (blog post). The 2015 race was also my first solo attempt at race directing and was just about the scariest experience ever. No pressure. just …