Trail Love on the Sylamore

Saturday February 20th, 2016- the morning sky breaks as the temperature climbs into the 50's. It's not a typical February day in Arkansas and it's not the typical weather for the morning of the Sylamore Trail 25/50K. Not to say that the weather has never been warm and sunny, but with many of the previous years starting in ice and snow with sleet still pelting from the heavens, 54 degrees seemed … [Read more...]

First Loves

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...]

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

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...]

19th Annual Sylamore 25k/50k Run

(Special Thanks to Arkansas Outside friend, Nicholas Norfolk for reporting on the Sylamore 25K & 50K this year.) Early Saturday morning, fog provided cover as I made my descent into town. Sylamore is held in Allison, AR about 6 miles north of Mountain View. Both races started from Anglers Restaurant, which is conveniently located at the confluence of the White River and Sylamore Creek. … [Read more...]