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Episode 29: Bear Mountain

May 8, 2011

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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.)

Steve reported on another well-run race, the Newport 10K, and Frank reported on his Norwalk Mother’s Day 10K.

Joe mentioned two events held in conjunction with the Loucks Games in White Plains.

    • Master’s Mile: Thursday night at 7:30. It’s a new Mondo track. A chance to run a track mile.
    • Road 5K: Saturday at 8am: Nice flat course with a downhill-to-the-track finish.

Steve chimed in about the Forest Park 4-Miler in Queens on Sunday, May 15.

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  1. May 9, 2011 12:11 pm

    Thanks for having me on the show, Joe. Next time I’ll remember to turn up the volume on my wired microphone. Sorry about that. 😦 And thanks so much for helping to promote trail running! Listeners can look at my blog (shameless plug), TrailTodd, for more on what the trails in Harriman State Park are all about. Hope to talk to you again soon.

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