Until the latest edition to the Yeti Trail Series, it had been a while since I hit the ultra distance. The Yeti Snakebite 50k was based in and around Sweetwater Creek State Park (familiar territory to me) and advertised as a “great course for first time 50kers.” With the aforementioned stats- along with awesome volunteers […]
Trip Reports & Photos
If you were in Leadville, Colorado last weekend and didn’t run into anyone from Chattanooga, you weren’t paying attention! Chattanoogans, including several Rock/Creek Race Team members, crushed this year’s Leadville 100 Mile trail race. We just have to brag on these guys and gals… First off, to even have ten people from our fair city […]
Rain. It seems like rain is always a big part of planning for the Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race; in the 13 years we’ve held the event, we’ve had as many muddy, wet slogs as otherwise. So it came as no surprise to race organizers or veteran runners when the forecasts called for rain this […]
2013 Mountain Mist 50K — Huntsville, AL Sheridan Ames A number of my age-peer (Grand Master) competitive athletic friends often lament: “The older I get, the faster I was.” While some have kept meticulous records of their accomplishments, others have neglected documentation entirely. For those in the latter category, there is now the internet so […]
Last year, at the Outdoor Retailer trade show, there was an announcement from Petzl that caught the attention of the caving community: major new updates were coming to the much-loved Petzl Basic and Petzl Croll. To those of us who routinely count on these ascenders to carry us up and out of the dark places […]
The 2012 Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k has come and gone, and what a race it was! Here’s a recap of the event with links to results, photos and articles.