Hairy Gorilla Race: A Wild Halloween Treat

by Christine BishopThis year's Hairy Gorilla thrilla was epic. The weather was planetary, the macabre touches were divine, and the people were chill beyond belief. The result was an epic, magical event. For full article,…
at the Hairy Gorilla by Laura Clark The Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon and Squirr

Favorite Races: Coming Around the Bend On 2022

by Laura Clark"As you might anticipate, my favorite races would probably not be your choices, as I tend to opt for unusual and challenging events. But even if this is not you, it could be you." For full article, click h…
by Laura Clark Only when Christine Bishop asked me to d

Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series

by Laura Clark"Hudson Mohawk runners might be interested to know that their Tawasentha Race Series and the Saratoga Stryders’ Camp Saratoga Trail Race Series have a lot in common. In fact, the Camp was modeled on Tawasentha." …
by Laura Clark Hudson Mohawk runners might be intereste

Comeback at Thacher Park Trail Fest

by Laura Clark"By now most of you know I had a heart attack in early July. It came without warning, although had I been armed with foreknowledge, I could have recognized some of the signs.” For full article, click here
by Laura Clark By now most of you know I had a heart at

Pliability for Runners: The Breakthrough Method to Stay Injury-Free, Get Stronger, and Run Faster

by Laura Clark, ReviewerThis book is interesting because it dwells on the prevention of what not to do after being injured. Interestingly, pliability and flexibility are not synonymous.... For full article, click here
Reviewed by Laura Clark If you are like me

A Sneaker Straddling Both Worlds

by Laura ClarkLaura Clark ran both the Dodge the Deer Race and the Adirondack Runner's Race to the Lakes 15K and enjoyed them but found them not to be as described. She ends with "Both venues merit future returns in non-race mode. …
by Laura Clark All or nothing is not necessarily the wa

Grafton Lake 15K: Not According to Script but Fun!

by Laura ClarkBill Hoffman and his Mountain Dog Running enterprise, best known for its extreme trail races up and down the infamous Staircase of Death at New York’s Moreau State Park, ventured to Grafton Lakes this spring with its inaugural 15K... …
by Laura Clark Bill Hoffman and his Mountain Dog Runnin

The Endurance Society Presents: The Frigus Challenge

by Laura ClarkThis emblem is probably all you need to know to get the rough idea: a wasted skeleton, still clinging to his sword (or in this case, trekking pole) crawling to the summit of the Staircase of Death. Speaking of which, I did not make that up. …
by Laura Clark The above emblem is probably all

Up to Speed: News from Around the Running World

This column covers important news about running both local, national and internationally. Locally, Emily Bush had a sensational win at the Nike regional meet. In addition, November contained a slew of wildly important races and it is all covered here and …
Pace Setter writer Laura Clark on far left Troy Turkey Trot

Troy Turkey Trot 2021

To quote Anthony Giuliani, who came in 4th overall in the 10K, the Troy Turkey Trot is the "Superbowl of racing in our area." Ryan Udvadia, who came in 2nd overall, also nailed it: "A Thanksgiving without a Turkey Trot is like a Thanksgiving without turke…
Pace Setter writer Laura Clark on far left Troy Turkey Trot back in full

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