Posts Tagged: Mountain Running

Lower 48 stars to challenge Alaskans at Crow Pass Crossing

May 17, 2018

Zach Miller from Colorado became the first elite runner to sign up for the Crow Pass Crossing shortly after registration opened on May 1. His buddies Tim Tollefson and David Laney — both have finished on the podium at the prestigious Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 100-miler — then followed suit. No elite trail runner… Read more »

Trammell easily bests field in Skyline Traverse in New Zealand

January 23, 2018

Chad Trammell of Anchorage conquered a competitive men’s field in winning the inaugural Skyline Traverse, a grueling 28K run along one of New Zealand’s most spectacular skylines. The Alaskan was first in the race in 2 hours, 43 minutes, 16 seconds to best the field of 69 finishers. Trammell finished more than 12 minutes ahead… Read more »

Trammell wins 6-day, 120-mile TransRockies Run in Colorado

August 20, 2017

Chad Trammell of Anchorage was victorious at the TransRockies Run in Colorado, a grueling six-day, 120-mile race through the heart of the White River and San Isabel National Forests. He didn’t just win, he dominated the men’s open division that featured 47 finishers. Trammell won five of the six races with a series total time… Read more »

Local runners represent Alaska well at The Rut in Montana

September 4, 2016

Anchorage’s Scott Patterson picked up a pair of top-5 finishes at The Rut, a series of serious mountain running events over Labor Day Weekend in Montana. One day after placing third in Friday’s vertical kilometer race, the 24-year-old turned in a fourth-place finish in today’s 50K race. The 50K race was actually shortened to 42K… Read more »

Rideout wins ultrarunning race in Utah

July 13, 2016

When former Anchorage resident Abbie Rideout checked the projected times at ultrasignup.com in advance of last Saturday’s brutally hard Speedgoat 50-kilometer mountain-running race, she was only the sixth- or seventh-ranked woman. Granted, the rankings are based on past performances and not necessarily indicative of one’s current fitness. But with the likes or Magdalena Boulet and… Read more »

Robinson, Saari break record in grueling 12 Peaks Challenge

June 23, 2016

Anchorage runners Harlow Robinson and Matias Saari broke the record in the 12 Peaks Challenge, a grueling, roughly 36-mile trek along the dozen highest summits in the Chugach Mountains above Anchorage. The two friends set out on their adventure at 5:17 a.m. Wednesday morning and finished at 3:27 a.m. this morning, climbing some 25,000 vertical… Read more »

Shryock second fastest American at mountain running Worlds

June 21, 2016

Matt Shryock of Anchorage was the second-fastest American finisher at the 13th World Mountain Running Association Long Distance Mountain Running Championships over the weekend in Slovenia. He placed 15th among 69 male finishers on the challenging 42-kilometer race. His time was 4 hours, 1 minute, 28 seconds. Italian runners went 1-2 with the winner’s time… Read more »

Ostrander wins gold, Thomet silver at world championships

September 19, 2015

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander and Kodiak’s Levi Thomet each won individual and team medals at the 31st World Mountain Running Championships in North Wales. Ostrander became just the second American woman to win the women’s junior title and it capped a wonderful week that started with the Boise State University freshman winning her college cross country… Read more »

Shryock leads Alaska contingent at The Rut in Montana

September 7, 2015

Originally from Montana, Adam Shryock moved to Alaska recently to bolster his mountain running resume. “I thought I needed to go earn my stripes in Alaska,” he told irunfar.com. The 28-year-old had a strong summer in The Last Frontier, where he broke the record in the Turnagain Trail Run from Potter to Rainbow and finished… Read more »

Ostrander, Thomet named to U.S. Jr. Mountain Running Team

August 3, 2015

The hottest name in Alaska running is going international. Allie Ostrander of Kenai has been selected to the U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team and will compete Sept. 19 at the world championships in Snowdonia, North Wales. Ostrander, 18, is coming off a fabulous finish at July’s Mount Marathon in Seward in which she broke a… Read more »