2016 Recap – Stage 6

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How fast would you run a 10 KM race, the day before a marathon? How fast could you go the day after Stage 5? Stage 6 is only 10 kilometres, but it is tricky. It’s popular for Guests and unpopular among Ultimates for similar reasons; flat and fast can be a bad recipe if you’re… Read more »

2016 Stage 6 Start Order

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Time your race preparations with this projected start order. The 10 KM Time Trial (TT) starts one runner each minute, in reverse order to their seed time, which is determined from previous results and expected finish times. Dropouts and no-shows may still adjust the start times by up to 10 minutes from the Estimated Start Time… Read more »

2016 Recap – Stage 5

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If Stage 3 is a test, Stage 5 is an exam. (Not the final exam; that is Sunday’s marathon.) Today, ENDURrunners enjoyed five supremely challenging loops at the Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort. With gains of approximately 150m per 5.12km loop, today’s heat and humidity also amplified the difficulty of the various terrains including grass,… Read more »

Staying cool

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August is hot, and this August is hotter than normal. Cooling and hydration has never been more important. To this point, we asked Dr. Sean Delanghe for tips on staying cool. Dr. Delanghe is a local chiropractor, runner and coach, and he writes a monthly column for RW Magazine on the Science of Training and… Read more »

New this year: Golden Club

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The ENDURrun is an event that is rich in many things, not the least of which are traditions. This year saw the birth of a new custom designed to celebrate excellence and to publicly recognize some of our top performers. The Golden Club is for any runner who has ever won a Gold Jersey. A Gold Jersey… Read more »

2016 Recap – Stage 3

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The third Stage of ENDURrun is its largest yet – a 30 kilometre cross country course. It’s hot. It’s loopy. It challenges runners mentally and physically for six 5 KM laps of grass, woodchip, dirt, gravel and pavement. In the first lap, runners pass an ominous “40 KM” sign: Ultimates have run one-quarter of the week’s… Read more »

2016 Recap – Stage 2

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The second Stage of ENDURrun is a cycling-inspired time trial. At this Stage, runners start individually and chase those ahead of them for 15 kilometres of flat country roads. It leads to solo efforts and exciting finishes! Our gold jersey wearers, Angela Batsford-Mermans and Robert Brouillette, each won their division today and extended their cumulative leads,… Read more »

2016 Stage 2 Start Order

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When should you start your warm-up tomorrow? Use this projected start order as a guide. This Time Trial (TT) stage starts one runner each minute, in reverse order to their seed time, which is determined from previous results and expected finish times. Dropouts and no-shows may still adjust the start times by up to 10… Read more »

2016 Stage 1 Results are posted

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ENDURrun 2016 is finally underway! Moderate weather to start the event will ease runners into the warmer temperatures expected for later in the week. On a scenic but rolling course, we saw some fantastic times today. Winners today are defending champion Rob Brouillette (1:14:01) and Angela Batsford-Mermans (1:30:28) for the Ultimate division, and H+P Women’s… Read more »