@PCTR Race: Woodside 50km Ultramarathon

On March 26, 2011, Pacific Coast Trail Runs (@pctr) hosted the Woodside Trail Run, including distances from 10km to 50km. My best friend, Nat, joined me for her first ever Ultra-marathon, and she couldn’t have picked worse weather to attempt her first 50km (31.07mile) distance. The weather in San Francisco had been raining for about a week, and on the …

Race: Steep Ravine 30Km Trail Run

Coastal Trail Runs named this Dipsea Trail-based race the Steep Ravine trail run. However, this name is a serious misnomer. A closer and more accurate description might have been, The Really F’in Steep Trail Run, or The Awesome Views Between Gasps Run, or even The Ladder Run. The race begins at Stinson Beach, which, as the sun rises, makes a …

Trail Report: Purisima Creek Redwoods (Bay Area)

View Larger Map A few days ago I went for a run in the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve on the San Francisco Peninsula. My 14 mile loop was both a challenge, and beautiful, and followed the North Ridge, Harkins Ridge, Purisima Creek, Borden Hatch Mill, Grabtown Gulch, and Craig Britton Trails. Thanks to the wonders of the Garmin …