Tired of boring and dull race reports? Then you need to make your way over to The Run Down. This growing site with talented writers puts a whole new spin on race reporting. Currently the site recaps ultra-marathons (and only in California so far), but as the audience grows so to will the scope and variety of the reports.
Site excerpt: “In a way, I feel sorry for the lead runners. How many times do they have to say ‘looking good’ to half-dead zombies going the opposite direction? It’s really like telling a migrating salmon you know is going die to have a nice day. It doesn’t really make much sense, though I understand the good intention. Akos is the consummate professional but you know he sees some of us and thinks, ‘Maybe lawn bowling would be a good sport for you.’ Now, after also winning the Lake Hodges 50K, I wonder if Akos will be going for the San Diego Triple Crown by winning the San Diego 100. Being the big-purse sport that ultra running is, I’ve heard that winning all three ultras gets you a digitally re-mastered copy of ‘Howard the Duck.’ Wow, what motivation.”
Some recent races The Run Down has covered include:
PCT 50 Mile
Leona Divide 50 Mile
San Juan Trail 50K
Lake Hodges 50K
The Run Down may be entertaining, but it is also informative. It is a great stop to find out what REALLY happened at a race, and maybe to do a little research on an event you plan on running. There is nothing like doing a little homework and getting some laughs in the process!