Ethan Newberry gets attacked in the DFL and trail runners tell us about their craziest hallucinations. Enjoy!
– Matt Hart
THE WEEKEND COOL DOWN
By the time this hits your inbox, athletes will be two days into the 205-mile Tor des Géants in Italy, including our very own Jenn Hughes (GO Jenn!).
In Canada, Xiao Hui ZHENG finished the WAM 100 miler in exactly 48 hours with zero seconds to spare before the cutoff (?: 1)! And a couple of rogue hail storms reminded the athletes at Mogollon Monster 100 (?: 3) that summer is coming to an end.
Bears and Pigs Having a Political Protest in the Woods.” – Randy Poehlman
There were people in my food…a Cobb salad with chicken. There was a mom, a dad, and a boy. I refused to eat & my husband could not convince me that it was just grilled chicken. ? this was at the end of Wildcat 100 in 2017.” – Ultra Miriam
Little black kittens jumping alongside me as I ran.” – @SteveRun100
Stegosaurus and triceratops on the side of the trail.” – Ray Holland
East Coast Rock Hopping
Every thriving community has that one person who is integral to its continued success. For the White Mountains of New Hampshire, that person is Andrew Drummond, a race director, athlete, and pacer extraordinaire, who is re-imagining what is possible in the weather worn mountains of New England and beyond.
Run the Whites is an opportunity to create events I want to see exist, and the community aspect is the driving force behind everything. – Andrew Drummond.
Join us on October 1st for the first-ever Salomon X Public Lands Trail Fest in Allison, PA, for a community-focused 5K and 10K alongside a ton of fun, including:
Live Music and Food
Free Gear Giveaway and Raffle: Salomon Active Handheld, Salomon Pulse Belt, Salomon Bonatti Waterproof 5 Panel Hat, Salomon Active Skin Vest and Public Lands Gift Cards
Shoe Demos of New Salomon Footwear
The 5K is the perfect race for new runners looking to dip their toe into trail running, while the 10K is the perfect opportunity for runners looking to test their speed, agility, or just looking to have a good time.