Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Leor Pantilat sets new FKT on the John Muir Trail

In a time of three days, seven hours and 39 minutes, Pantilat claims newest Fastest Known Time in his home state. Read the full article at TrailRunnerMag.com.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

September 2014 Trail Racing in the Bay Area.

Ever tried a night run???
September is the month for trail running with 21 races on the Bay Area trails. If you want to see some of the best runners in the bay doing the impossible check out the Headlands race on the 13th. That is a brutal course no matter which distance you choose but seriously the 100 mile racers are just out of this world. If you are looking for a mortal challenge I say try the Drag-N-Fly half marathon. It nearly killed me in 2012! Two night time runs and several charity runs are also available on the trails this month. Pick out a race and get out there while we still have warm weather.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Trail running film festival this Thursday in Sunnyvale!



Where
Sports Basement Sunnyvale
1177 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Tickets will be available at the door for $15!

Description

BayTrailrunners has partnered with Go Trail Media, South Africa, to bring exciting films and documentaries about trailrunning to the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Trails in Motion Film Festival is a visual showcase of some of the best short and documentary length films from around the world of trail and ultra running.

Join us and other like minded people in a social and visual experience that will leave you captivated by amazing footage and equally awe-inspiring stories of our sport.

Special guests:
August 7th:
 Scott Dunlap, Dylan Bowman, Magdalena Boulet
August 14th: Scott Jamie, Matt Trappe, Victor Ballesteros, Bree Lambert

Big Prizes!
Pearl Izumi gear giveaway - August 14th only.
Gift cards from Sports Basement will be raffled!
Two subscriptions to Trail Runner magazine will be awarded to some lucky guests.
Much more to come!

Below is the full roster of films!
Shorts:
Trials and Tribulations
GR20 Record – Emelie Lecomte
Race Across The Sky
White Sherpa
Mountain Runner
Zion Traverse
The Most Beautiful Thing

Documentary:
Running The Edge
In The High Country
An Endurance Life
5 Races 5 Continents

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Ticket Price: $12.00 on Ultra Signup - $15.00 at the door.

Food Trucks: Off The Grid

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sasquatch Racing and the Bobcat Blitz of 2014

Sasquatch Racing
Sasquatch Racing is relatively new on the trail running scene in the Bay Area having only been in business since 2013. This past weekend (8/3/14) I finally got a chance to run in one of their events, the Bobcat Blitz at Huddart Park in Woodside. This opportunity presented itself when a mutual aquaintance of mine introduced me to co-founder Matt Forsman under the pretense that I might be able to help Sasquatch Racing get the word out about a mid-peninsula trail race. I love my trails in the peninsula and I want many more races to be held over here so I jumped on board with this promotion right away. The difficult part about promoting this event was that I had never ran with Sasquatch before and so I had no way of knowing what to say about them. If I write a bunch of nonsense and hype and then come race day it is a disorganized mess I'm going to look a bit foolish. The other aspect that made this a difficult race to promote was that I got the introduction to Matt via a Facebook message out of the blue that I just happen to be reading while I was leaving town for 2 weeks vacation. I wouldn't be able (or willing) to do much until my return in early July which will leave me about 3 or 4 weeks to get the word out.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bad Bass 2014 race recap

Race #5 for me in Brazen Racings Ultra Half Series was the Bad Bass at Lake Chabot in sunny Castro Valley this past Saturday. Up to this point I am in 41st place in the series with an average time back of 57:40. That means I am finishing these races, on average, 57 minutes behind the 1st place finisher. I would like to bring that down (obviously) and this race might be the one to do that with. I say that because of all of the races in the series so far I think this one is the most runnable with the least amount of steep vert. My goal for this race is sub 2 hour for 2 reasons. First of all that time will only be about 30 minutes behind the leader based on previous race results. My second reason is because I ran this course on New Years Eve 2012 and got a 2:03:00, just missing the highly coveted sub 2 hour mark. I want revenge on that shortcoming!

Billy Yang's Western States 100 movie trailer

Western Time: A Western States 100 Film (TRAILER): http://youtu.be/n9yKLj9HdGc

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bib Pickup for the Bobcat Blitz coming to A Runner's Mind store near you.

I just got this email that I thought I would pass along in case you did not recieve this.

We're just under two weeks away from the Bobcat Blitz 5K/10K/Half at Huddart Park in Woodside!
Just a heads up that you can collect your bib/shirt in advance via the two bib/shirt pickup events we are hosting. Here are the details....
-Fri, 8/1 from 5PM-8PM @ A Runner's Mind (1199 Howard Street)
YES, you can also pick your shirt/bib up on race day between 7:30AM-9AM.
BUT, if you are one of the first 30 to show up to one of the aforementioned bib/shirt pickup events, you'll score a limited edition bottle of the delicious, ginger infused 'Bobcat Bite Brew'!

BTW, it's not too late for folks to jump on board the Blitz! We still have room in the race for a few more runners. Feel free to pass the word along to your friends, family, colleagues, etc.
Cheers!
-Sasquatch Racing