Monday, December 1, 2014

Run Your First Ultra Anew

I am about to start up the old Run Your First Ultra blog again.  With the Southeastern Trail Series (STR) taking up so much time these days it is hard to find time to write blog posts. If you are not familiar with the Southeastern Trail Series, we started STR here in Birmingham in 2013 to help runners move form running 5K and 10K road races to running an Ultra.  The Series starts in April with a short, easy race and builds over seven months to running "Their First Ultra," The Tranquility Lake 50K, in November. (That sounds like a good name for a blog.) From rather humble beginnings we have grown to almost 600 runners participating in the series this, our second year.

Our 2015 Trail Races put on by Southeastern Trail Runs:
*Race 1 - March 7 - Village 2 Village Trail Race, Mountain Brook - 8.6 miles
*Race 2 - March 21 & 22 -  The Lake Martin 100, 50 and 27 Mile Trail Races
Race 3 - April 11 -  Tranquility Lake Trail Race, 3 miles or 6 miles.
Race 4 - May 2 - The Run for Kids Challenge - 10K, 50K and 12 Hours.
Race 5 - May 23 - The Memorial Day Race (Memorial day weekend) 6 and 12 mile.
Race 6 - July 25 - Hotter 'N Hell Trial Race - 8 miles or 16 miles.
Race 7 - September 5 -  The Ridge 2 Ridge 10 and 20 mile race.
Race 8 - Sept 25, 26 &27 - The Birmingham Stage Race, 3 Days-3 Mountains-53 Miles.
*Race 9 - October 17 - The Birmingham Track Club Trail Race, 4, 7.5 and 15 miles.
*Race 10 - October 31 - Run for Down's Syndrome - details to come
Race 11 - November 21 - The final trail series race is the Tranquility Lake 50K and 25K
*Races that are not trial series points races.

That keeps us pretty busy!

I have started a new Instagram site called TrailRun101. I intend to use the Instagram site to post short videos of trail running tips. The videos will be tied to blog posts. I plan to do short blog posts one or two times per week, starting with the basics.

So much has changed over the last few years that I think it is time to start "anew." I will get this up and running in the next few days.