Featured Web Site: A Trail Runner’s Blog

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featured websiteSaturday, Sept. 23, I head out to run my first trail race of the Calgary Roadrunners 2006/2007 season. Ever run one yourself? They are a blast. They usually include hills, trees, more hills and where I live, there’s often snow and Ice. Trail races are gaining in poplularity. One of my favorite sites to read about trail races is over at A Trail Runner’s Blog, written by Scott Dunlap.

Scott Dunlap - Author of A Trail Runner's BlogScott Dunlap’s blog is all about trail running, ultrarunning, and triathlon racing in the Western United States. His blog often contains great interviews with other trail runners. For example, this week he featured an interview with Jasper Halekas, the 2006 Tahoe Rim Trail 100 mile winner. The slogan for the race: “A glimse of heaven, a taste of hell.” Scott ran the 50-mile distance and finished 16th.

One of my favorite interviews he did was with Sharlene Wills, a blind trail runner. She’s 5’1”, in her mid-50’s, and the only blind woman on the trail. Sharlene has completed over 40 marathons and a dozen trail runs. Wow!

To help you find more of Scott’s interviews, he includes an index. Besides write-ups on trail running or races Scott adds humor to his blog. Ever wonder about a runner’s high? You might want to read his write-up on that one. Scott recently became a dad. congrats Scott!

If you’re thinking about trying a trail race check out Scott’s blog. He may have a write-up on the race you are thinking about.

Got a Web site to recommend? Leave me a comment with the details.

About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

  1. Scott on September 29th at 7:35 pm

    Thank you, blogfather! You are too kind. Thanks for the great write up. I’m a huge fan of RBF as well!


  2. Kate Dugas on October 5th at 11:22 pm

    There is an interesting conversation about those left behind in an ultra race – and I mean the crew, friends and fmaily of the runner. check it out