Posts Tagged ‘Mogollon Monster 100’

Mogollon Monster 100

Mogollon Monster 100

Three weeks prior to the race, I had gone up to Pine for a training run with a buddy. We navigated many of the Mogollon Monster trails and climbed many of the same climbs I would face on race day. We put in a meager 25 miles and my legs were trashed, my lungs on […]

Mandatory Trail Work, i.e. Volunteer Service Requirements

Mandatory Trail Work, i.e. Volunteer Service Requirements

My son and I recently spent ten exhausting hours with three other volunteers performing trail maintenance on the Highline Trail #31 in the Tonto National Forest near Pine, Arizona. The Highline Trail is home to Zane Grey 50 Mile Endurance Run, regarded as the toughest, roughest and most beautiful 50 mile trail run in the […]

Mogollon Monster 100 and Beyond

Mogollon Monster 100 and Beyond

By: Deron Ruse 37 runners toe the line. 9 runners finish. I was number 9 and I finished with just minutes to spare. Here is my story of running the Mogollon Monster 100 Mile Endurance Run. This race is 106 grueling miles which includes climbing more than 19,000 feet throughout the course. The race includes […]

So you wanna be a Race Director? Read this first…

So you wanna be a Race Director?  Read this first…

So you’ve run a few ultras recently?  Maybe a lot and over a lot of years.  Maybe you’ve done well in some races, maybe not. But one way or another you’ve become hooked.  You love the sport, the people, the individual digging for something more.  The volunteers, the trails, the training, the “culture of ultra […]

3 Things That Rocked the Mogollon Monster 100

3 Things That Rocked the Mogollon Monster 100

By Vanessa Runs Photo by: Andrew Pielage On the last weekend of September, I had the privilege of volunteering at the inaugural Mogollon Monster 100. I helped out at Aid Station #2 at Dickerson (mile 13), and then hung out at the Washington AS, where runners would passed three times. This race was such a […]

Pacer – Why You Should Use One, Why You Should Be One

Pacer – Why You Should Use One, Why You Should Be One

I’ve been on both sides of the pacer experience, I finished my first 100 mile ultra trail run in sub 24 hours with the help of pacers (I couldn’t have done it without them) and recently paced a runner through 46 miles to help him be one of only 9 finishers in the incredibly difficult […]

Northface Enduro 13 Hydration Pack

Northface Enduro 13 Hydration Pack

I jumped into a whole new realm of hydration packs the day I picked up the North Face Enduro 13. I went into the store looking for a way to carry my bottles and get me enough liquid so I could maneuver my way through the Zane Grey 50 mile race without becoming completely dehydrated […]