I hope youve been training through the winter, Replica Breitling watches because its time to start thinking about trail running again—and racing. The dates for La Sportivas Mountain Cup have been announced. These are 10 very cool trail running and mountain running races, scattered around the country. (Bummer: One of the fiercest races of the year, the Mt. Washington Hill Climb, is not on this years calendar). The nice thing is if youre fast, and youre willing to travel to a few races, you could very well win some money, without having to go head-to-head with, say, Matt Carpenter or Bernie Boettcher. Ok, you have to be very fast, and place consistently well. The way the system is scored, you win 15 points for getting a first place, 14 points for second place, etc.
Last years overall mens winner, Matt Byrne, took home $5,000 replica iluxury watches for accumulating 98 points. The female winner, Megan Kimmel, won with 115 points. Thats a lot. Even if Mt. Washington isnt on the docket this year, there are a lot of great local races, and some well known ones too. Ive run the Jemez Mountain Half Marathon (May 22) in New Mexico before and really enjoyed it. Word on the street is Byron Powell, our friend over at iRunFar.com, is going to be covering the series on his site.Heres the lineup for summer 2010: 2010-04-03 ? Mt. Penn Mudfest (15 km) ?
He took the number-one spot between the 90-mile and 122-mile checkpoints, relying on a race-day diet of Diet Coke, and 5-Hour Energy to keep him going through the final miles.The victory marks Gingerichs third consecutive completion of the race. His first race in 2008 took him more than 37 hours to finish. As for Gingerichs plans for celebration: Im going to go home and lay down, he said. Hopefully it wont be like last year replica rolex Sports Models watches where Im in bed for days.The AdventureCORPS Badwater Ultra Marathon is a race of extremities. From the staggering heat in the martian-like landscapes, to the grueling climb up the Mount Whitney Portals, the course is designed to break all but the toughest of athletes. Temperatures can reach up to 130F.At the time of writing, there are still runners battling the course, nearly 48 hours after the start. For complete Badwater Ultra Marathon results, check here.--Shauna SweeneyPhotos by Shauna Sweeney