Episode 29: Bear Mountain
The NorthFace Endurance Challenge was held at Bear Mountain this week-end — with races from a 5K to a 50-miler — and our guest Todd, whose blog is TrailTodd, ran the 50K and reported on it, as did Amy, who captained an aid station on the 50-mile course. The reviews are very good:
- The courses are BRUTAL.
- The course-management is EXCELLENT.
Something to think about next year. As a bonus, Todd, of the Orange (County) Runners, clued us in on the various trails on the western side of the Hudson. These are not the smooth things we have on this side. If one wants a challenge, consider heading up to Harriman State Park. Amy said it took under an hour to get there from upper Manhattan, and a beautiful ride it was. You can get information from the New York New Jersey Trail Conference. Also, @palisadespark tweeted me with the website for the many many parks along the west side of the Hudson in both New York and New Jersey. (Here’s a virtual tour of Bear Mountain.)
Joe mentioned two events held in conjunction with the Loucks Games in White Plains.
Steve chimed in about the Forest Park 4-Miler in Queens on Sunday, May 15.