Race Report: Rain-Drenched Muddy Santa Monica 18k

As if getting soaked during the Spartan Race wasn’t enough, Pacific Coast Trail Runs, @pctr, had many Spartans joining them for their Santa Monica 9k, 18k, 30k, and 50k run on November 20, 2011 at Point Mugu State Park. ย It was a good thing, too, because a Spartan attitude was needed to overcome rain and vandals who tried to steal …

SlickRock 100 Mile Faces Storm Changes

When the race director sank his jeep up to the windows in quicksand along the SlickRock Ultramarathon course, the decision by him and the Search and Rescue personnel to change the course wasn’t exactly hard to make. Despite spending several hours hiking back out of the wilderness, the organizers behind SlickRock have managed to come up with an alternative course …

@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 …