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A Little Taste of Home

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What does it feel like to hit a rocky trail, to climb and descend over and over again for 31 miles? What does it feel like to get up the very next day and do it again, for 50 miles? And what would it feel like after all that, to get up again and run for 12? I will probably never know but the strong, resilient, incredible endurance athletes who run the 3 Days of Syllamo stage race … [Read more...]

First Loves

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The Sylamore trail holds very special memories for me and the annual Sylamore 25/50K race has been on my races I want to do radar for a couple of years. I was a little disappointed when the race sold out in less than 20 minutes and I hadn't gotten a spot. Luckily, as sometimes happens with races, spots started opening as registered racers found they couldn't attend and had to give up their bibs. … [Read more...]

Video from Syllamo’s Revenge

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We had several video cameras set up among the rock gardens near the bluff of the White River Bluff Loop on Syllamo's Revenge and 125. It's a beautiful area with very technical riding. If you weren't able to clear the section during the race you'll see here that you weren't alone. I picked the music based on its similarity to local music played throughout Stone County and the surrounding … [Read more...]

20th Sylamore Trail 25k/50k – Up The Creek

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My first article for Arkansas Outside was about the 19th Sylamore Trail 25k/50k.  I made a comment in that article that I’d run the race this year.  I made good on my declaration by first making sure I got into the race.  It sold out last year for the first time, but no one could’ve predicted it would sell out on the day registration opened.  Next, I survived and earned the coveted Sylamore … [Read more...]