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A Favorite Trail for Every Situation

...nice, sunny, summertime days (I promise, these do exist. Remember 2013?) when I have endless time. As a Juneau trail runner, these are the days when I have several favorite runs. Often the hardest part is choosing which one to tackle. Whether...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-27/favorite-trail-every-situation
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The Redefinition of Running: Juneau Style

...avoided the steepest trails. I was a trail runner, not a hiker. I saved the steep...at best a mediocre place to be a trail runner. There are, after all, only...fact a pretty decent place to be a trail runner.Fast forward nearly a decade...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-13/redefinition-running-juneau-style
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Photo: Ultra running

...Ptarmigan Glacier and Lemon Creek Glacier on Saturday. Ultra distance running has become the fastest growing sport world wide according to various publications including Runners World, Trail Runner, Running Times and Ultrarunning Magazine.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-28/photo-ultra-running
Sports
Pure Sole: Random gravity check

...protruding trail root or rock, the icy patch under the slush, the rogue dog eager to sniff your Montrail FluidFlex Trail runners - my good running buddy calls it a "random gravity check.""No worries," the 100-mile runner says. "Just...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-17/random-gravity-check
Sports
Walk in the park now a race along its ridge

...Denali State Park's challenging mountain paths that is described by race officials as "not a course for beginning trail runners."Compton completed the inaugural Kesugi run last year in six hours, 35 minutes and 53 seconds, finishing third...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-05/walk-park-now-race-along-its-ridge
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Glenn Bruce Frick

...downplayed his achievements by highlighting humorous mishaps and successes of his many protégées. He left fellow trail runners wondering if he was joking or serious, and asking themselves how can a guy twenty years older than us run so hard...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171236296
New record earned on trail of Nifty Fifty

...cross the line that starts Leg 2. Leg 2 was a run across the Flume, over the Highlands, and out to Salmon Creek Trail. Runners than went up the Salmon Creek hill to the power station and back to the start to begin Leg 3. Leg 3 was a repeat...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-08-11/new-record-earned-trail-nifty-fifty
Sports
Tying the knot

...everything aligned for that."Bryan Hitchcock, former Empire Cup challenger, has run ultras and had his name printed in Trail Runner Magazine."I hope for just a super awesome adventurous life together," Hitchcock said. "Many years of happiness...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-06-30/tying-knot
Sports
Blackerby Ridge and Cairn Peak

...standards!Blackerby climbs pleasantly up and down, with a fairly clear path beaten in by hikers, climbers, and trail runners most of the way. We seemed to be the only people on the ridge this day, and enjoyed having it all to ourselves. We...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2013-06-27/blackerby-ridge-and-c
Treading better on ditch trail

Runners and bikers are about to smooth out the Treadwell Ditch Trail.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071201/Out_DitchTrail.shtml
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