George’s Wicked Trail

UltraRunning • Trail Running

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By Michael MoranI chose to do this. Nobody forced me to run 50 miles. Pouring sweat into a paper cup of Gatorade three quarters of the way through the race, I felt like I was about to cave inward. The weight of the last few months, the heat, my wet and muddy...

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Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By Michael MoranCape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell By the time I reached mile 28 of the Cape Cod 50k, I had already gone cosmic. I fell on a root, experienced a full body charlie horse, got up, smiled with deep satisfaction, and held my arms out by my...

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My First DNF: Umstead 100

My First DNF: Umstead 100

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanUmstead 100, My First DNF: Excuses I'm not one for dramatizing a DNF, let alone my first DNF, so I'll get right to it. My first DNF came at the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run on April 6th, 2019 not because I wasn't physically prepared, or I...

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Bel Monte 50 Mile Race Report

Bel Monte 50 Mile Race Report

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanWe didn't expect snow, and we didn't expect my sister's SUV to be anything less than AWD, but (just like an ultra marathon) weather in the mountains of Virginia is fast-changing and can be hard to predict. My first mountain ultra marathon,...

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Light 2 Light 50 Race Report

Light 2 Light 50 Race Report

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanUltra marathon running isn't about winning, unless it is. Ultra marathon running is subjective; a person's journey through the darkness, down the Wicked Trail, is driven by his or her own passions, fears, and desires. This journey into pain...

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Light 2 Light 50: One Week Out

Light 2 Light 50: One Week Out

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanMy third ultra marathon, in my home state of North Carolina, has nearly arrived. The Light 2 Light 50 Miler will take place one week from today; I haven't run an ultra marathon since my 29-hour Burning River 100 nightmare in July, six whole...

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Burning River 100 Race Report: My Wicked Trail

Burning River 100 Race Report: My Wicked Trail

Reading Time: 14 minutes

Written By George Callahan***Note: This race report represents the Burning River 100 as a point-to-point course, before it was changed in 2019. HOWEVER, this race report is about expectations, experience, and pain more than the course, so read on! Especially if this...

read more

George’s Wicked Trail

UltraRunning • Trail Running

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

So Long, And Thanks For The Suffering

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Written By Michael MoranI chose to do this. Nobody forced me to run 50 miles. Pouring sweat into a paper cup of Gatorade three quarters of the way through the race, I felt like I was about to cave inward. The weight of the last few months, the heat, my wet and muddy...

read more
Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Cape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By Michael MoranCape Cod 50K: A High Five and a Seashell By the time I reached mile 28 of the Cape Cod 50k, I had already gone cosmic. I fell on a root, experienced a full body charlie horse, got up, smiled with deep satisfaction, and held my arms out by my...

read more
My First DNF: Umstead 100

My First DNF: Umstead 100

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanUmstead 100, My First DNF: Excuses I'm not one for dramatizing a DNF, let alone my first DNF, so I'll get right to it. My first DNF came at the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run on April 6th, 2019 not because I wasn't physically prepared, or I...

read more
Bel Monte 50 Mile Race Report

Bel Monte 50 Mile Race Report

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Written By George CallahanWe didn't expect snow, and we didn't expect my sister's SUV to be anything less than AWD, but (just like an ultra marathon) weather in the mountains of Virginia is fast-changing and can be hard to predict. My first mountain ultra marathon,...

read more
Light 2 Light 50 Race Report

Light 2 Light 50 Race Report

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Written By George CallahanUltra marathon running isn't about winning, unless it is. Ultra marathon running is subjective; a person's journey through the darkness, down the Wicked Trail, is driven by his or her own passions, fears, and desires. This journey into pain...

read more
Light 2 Light 50: One Week Out

Light 2 Light 50: One Week Out

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written By George CallahanMy third ultra marathon, in my home state of North Carolina, has nearly arrived. The Light 2 Light 50 Miler will take place one week from today; I haven't run an ultra marathon since my 29-hour Burning River 100 nightmare in July, six whole...

read more
Burning River 100 Race Report: My Wicked Trail

Burning River 100 Race Report: My Wicked Trail

Reading Time: 14 minutes

Written By George Callahan***Note: This race report represents the Burning River 100 as a point-to-point course, before it was changed in 2019. HOWEVER, this race report is about expectations, experience, and pain more than the course, so read on! Especially if this...

read more