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Co-Owner at VTRunCo. Runner. Skier. Hiker. Photographer. Gear Nerd. Father. Husband. I love spending time outside moving through the woods and over the mountains, and I want to help you have the best experience possible.

Runners Of Vermont: Josh Ferenc

By | 2017-12-28T04:55:17+00:00 December 28th, 2017|General Interest, Runners Of Vermont|

Runners Of Vermont is an ongoing series here at the VTRunCo where we get to meet and start to get to know some of the amazing people that call Vermont home and share our affinity for running. So, sit back and enjoy. The people profiled here are the main reason Vermont is such a great place to live and run. Also, if you know someone that lives and runs in Vermont who you think should be profiled here… Let us know. We’d love to be introduced and give them the opportunity to share their perspective on Vermont’s running scene.    Name: Josh Ferenc Occupation: Domination Instructor/Science Teacher at Bellow Falls Middle School/XC & Track Coach Current Residence: Athens, VT Hometown/Birthplace: Greenwich, CT   Website: Josh Ferenc: [...]

Winter Running: Traction Devices

By | 2017-12-24T20:55:18+00:00 December 24th, 2017|General Interest, Tips|

  As a runner in Vermont winters can be a bit of a conundrum. On one hand it can be amazing as all of the sidewalks and bike paths turn into "trails", and the many technical mountain routes actually smooth out and become runnable once everything is coated in snow. On the other hand the weather goes through this constant roller coaster of temperatures and precipitation types and ice is something we are more than familiar with. This means that if you want to continue to enjoy running you either need to get familiar with the treadmill, or figure out a way to keep yourself rubber side down.  If you're like us and prefer your runs with a side of fresh air a little [...]

Runners Of Vermont: RJ Thompson

By | 2017-12-16T06:35:01+00:00 December 16th, 2017|General Interest, Runners Of Vermont|

  Runners Of Vermont is an ongoing series here at the VTRunCo where we get to meet and start to get to know some of the amazing people that call Vermont home and share our affinity for running. So, sit back and enjoy. The people profiled here are the main reason Vermont is such a great place to live and run. Also, if you know someone that lives and runs in Vermont who you think should be profiled here… Let us know. We’d love to be introduced and give them the opportunity to share their perspective on Vermont’s running scene.     Name: RJ Thompson Occupation: Executive Director, Vermont Huts Association  |  Founder/Owner, Native Endurance Current Residence: Stowe, VT Hometown/Birthplace:  Phillipsburg, NJ Website: www.vermonthuts.org & www.nativeendurance.com Facebook: Vermont Huts Association and Native [...]

Winter Running: Layering Strategies

By | 2018-01-06T19:29:19+00:00 December 16th, 2017|General Interest, Tips|

It's December here in the Northeast and very recently the cold weather finally settled in. When the temps dip it can be quite challenging to maintain the motivation required to get out for your run. Well, we're here to tell you that cold weather is nothing to be afraid of, and with a little planning and layering know-how you might actually discover you really enjoy running in the cold.  First let's cover some basics. In the context of this article "cold weather" refers to anytime the temperature drops below 40 degrees. Also, please keep in mind that everyone and every situation is unique and some experimentation is going to be necessary before your cold weather running system is completely dialed. Below are some general [...]

Interview With Will Robens & Salomon Snowcross Relays

By | 2017-12-12T20:58:28+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Events|

  The last couple of season's Salomon has been testing out a pretty awesome race format called Snowcross. Snowcross combines running and XC skiing into one fun and exciting event. Since this type of event is so new here in the U.S. and because there is a Snowcross race taking place on Saturday, January 6th at the Trapp Family Lodge... We sat down with Will Robens from Catamount Ultra Events to learn more!       So tell us about your upcoming event? What is snowcross? Is this another one of those awesome European events that the US has been slow to catch on to? The Salomon Snowcross Relays is a winter endurance challenge. The event will begin with one ski leg, then enter a transition zone where [...]

Runners Of Vermont: Pavel Cenkl

By | 2017-12-07T07:00:10+00:00 December 7th, 2017|General Interest, Runners Of Vermont|

Pavel during the Arctic Trail Run in August 2017 Runners Of Vermont is an ongoing series here at the VTRunCo where we get to meet and start to get to know some of the amazing people that call Vermont home and share our affinity for running. So, sit back and enjoy. The people profiled here are the main reason Vermont is such a great place to live and run. Also, if you know someone that lives and runs in Vermont who you think should be profiled here… Let us know. We’d love to be introduced and give them the opportunity to share their perspective on Vermont’s running scene.    Name: Pavel Cenkl Occupation: Professor, Associate Academic Dean, Athletic Director, and Trail Running Coach at [...]

Winter Running: Being Seen

By | 2017-12-07T05:45:43+00:00 December 7th, 2017|General Interest|

Notice the dark background... Most environments are much busier than this. Even with the reflective gear it can be very difficult to see a pedestrian at night. (Image from myprrun.com) Ever since daylight savings kicked in my commute home from work has been in the dark. Lately I've been noticing a significant number of people out and about... running... walking... and on their bikes.  Some of these individuals were doing everything they were supposed to be doing. They had lights, they were wearing bright colored clothing, the clothing had reflective areas or the person was wearing a reflective vest. However, some of the people I saw were wearing dark colored clothing and were doing nothing to improve their chances of being seen. [...]

Runners Of Vermont: Devin Littlefield

By | 2017-12-02T20:44:04+00:00 November 29th, 2017|General Interest, Runners Of Vermont|

Runners Of Vermont is an ongoing series here at the VTRunCo where we get to meet and start to get to know some of the amazing people that call Vermont home and share our affinity for running. So, sit back and enjoy. The people profiled here are the main reason Vermont is such a great place to live and run. Also, if you know someone that lives and runs in Vermont who you think should be profiled here… Let us know. We’d love to be introduced and give them the opportunity to share their perspective on Vermont’s running scene.    Name: Devin Littlefield Occupation: Marketing Professional Location: South Burlington Hometown/Birthplace: Farmington, Maine Website: www.devinlittlefield.com Facebook: @devinlittlefield Instagram: @outdooradventurer Twitter: @outdradventurer   How did you first get [...]

New Snowcross Event At The Trapp Family Lodge

By | 2017-11-29T03:54:41+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Events|

Our friends over at Catamount Ultra Events are partnering with with Salomon to host a Snowcross Relay at the Trapp Family Lodge on Saturday, January 6th! This is a fun event where skiers can try winter trail running, and runners can try nordic skiing... Or do both! You can compete as an individual or as a team of two on a short (2.5k run/2.5k ski) or long (5k run/5k ski) course.  We have to say... This event looks like a lot of fun. We love running, but we also like to ski, and combining these two things seems like a recipe for a great time.  Click Here To Learn More & To Register

Race Report: 2017 Trapp Mountain Marathon

By | 2017-11-23T10:30:49+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|General Interest, Race Report|

This is a bit late... Sorry. Here at VTRunCo we want to support the running community in anyway we can, and one of the things we are hoping to do more of are race reports and videos from events here in Vermont. Our goal is to help promote these events, to thank the awesome people that spend countless hours organizing these events, and to give you a feel for what the event and course is like so you have a better idea of what to expect.  Today we're going to look back at the Trapp Mountain Marathon that took place this past October. 2017 was the event's second year and Will Robens of Catamount Ultra Events has proven that he knows how to put [...]

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