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Love. Run. Marathon. 2014 Results

The Love. Run Marathon. Trail Run returned to the trail-chilin’ grounds of Huntsville State Park under sunny skies and mild conditions. This benefit-run supports the Emmanuel Home in Nicaragua and offered a 10k, half marathon, and full mary gallop through the piney woods around Lake Raven.

Credit: Karen Thibodeaux © yoursportingimage.com

Credit: Karen Thibodeaux © yoursportingimage.com

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The Only Three Trails You Need in Albuquerque

David: I would like to welcome Brett Oblack as our newest contributor sharing special goodies that inform, inspire, and entertain our passionate TALON tribe on EB. Brett will be sharing New Mexico perspectives as well as other musings of value for our community as he moves through his own journey of exploration in the trail and ultra world.


bretto_artLiving in Albuquerque is a trail-runner’s paradise. There is no “commute” to find great trails and no real possibility of getting lost on the way to the mountains or trails. The Sandia Mountains dominate the city’s landscape, and all a trail-runner needs to do is point themselves toward the mountain range. Once you reach the end of a neighborhood, there will be the start of a trail somewhere nearby.

For someone new to trail running or to Albuquerque, there are three trails in the city that will provide you with everything you need to train for trail ultra-marathons.

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Nueces Trail Run 2014 Results – Interview with John Sharp on his Back-2-Back 50k Weekends

On the first of March, the fourth annual Nueces Trail Run took place on the rugged and varied terrain along the perty Nueces River within the grounds of Camp Eagle. 10k up to 50M awaited nearly 350 runners within the Texas Hill Country of south central Texas.

Credit: Jake North © endurophoto.com

Credit: Jake North © endurophoto.com

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Patagonia Tsali 3.0 Men’s and Women’s Trail Running Shoe Review

In Patagonia’s line of trail shoes, the Tsali 3.0 holds the maximus badge for their collection of dirty tread. It is their workhorse shoe designed for long miles, varied terrain, and foot comfort.

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Over the winter months Olga and I have had the opportunity to take the men’s and women’s Tsali 3.0 on a number of dirty adventures so we are excited to share our thoughts.

Let’s get to it!

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Rocky 50 2014 Results – David Brown and Sabrina Little Texas Trail-Step for Wins – 3 Qs with 50M First-Timer Ritu Rao

One week after the Rocky Raccoon 100, the Rocky 50 took place on those relaxing trails at Huntsville State Park, a short scamper north of Houston, Texas. Dry and below average temps supported a great running day for over 300 starters. From the experienced trail veterans, to the speedy rabbits and 50 mile first-timers, all were ready to share a three loop day together.

Credit: Rick Kent © endurophoto.com

Credit: Rick Kent © endurophoto.com

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Road Lizards Trail Race #1 and #2 2014 Results

The first two races of the Road Lizards Trail Series took place in early and mid February on the dirty grounds of Middle Concho Park and San Angelo State Park in San Angelo, Texas. Race distances of 5km through 12km provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy some non-pavement miles and natural scenery.

Credit Daniela De La Cerda / roadlizards.org

Credit Daniela De La Cerda / roadlizards.org

This three race series started back in 2007 by Bill Cullins that include rain, sleet, and bone chilling temps. And it was a lot of fun!

Current San Angelo Road Lizards president, Mike Buck, recalls his first run at the event back in 2008.

“I just remember the sense of being out in the wilderness with a town nearby and then seeing runners in all stages of the race through the bushes. I was hooked…and I think many get the same feeling.”

Starting this year, Mike has taken on the RD role and continues the emphasis of showcasing the varied local trails and turns each event into a bit of trail running school where the first race is heavily marked, and each subsequent race less so.

A race that started with 11 runners saw 164 and 143 finish the first two races this year!

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White Rock Classic 2014 Results – 3 Qs with CR Holder Brian Hurley

Race #10 of the AURA Ultra Trail Series took place at the 20th running of the White Rock Classic which guides runners along nicely groomed forest service roads and natural goodness of north west Arkansas. Dense fog blanketed the area which limited the beautiful views throughout, but the projected rain held off as temps slowly dropped throughout the day.

Typical views at the White Rock Classic

Typical views at the White Rock Classic (Photo: Courtesy Deb Baker)

This year.

This year.

While a non-technical scamper, you will enjoy a nice collection of 500-1000 foot ups and down with the out-and-back turnaround at the top of White Rock Mountain.

Go up…and down for the 50k, or make it to the top of White Rock Mountain and call it a day, just make sure you have a ride back down.

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