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Lower Noble Canyon Training Run 2015

Last weekend a band of trail runners met at the lower trail-head of Noble Canyon to run part of the NC50k course. We did a fun out-and-back, most of us reaching the top at Penny Pines trail-head along Sunrise highway. … Continue reading

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A Noble Course

It is official: the 2015 Noble Canyon 50k course will be the same as last year which,¬†truth be known, is my favorite NC50k course sequence! The course features all of Noble Canyon, an exposed stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail, … Continue reading

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Open Desert Training Run

This weekend 10 runners scoped out the opening desert stretch of the Lost Boys 50 course. Cold rain was predicted for much of the nation including for most of San Diego county. At closer look the Anza-Borrego desert would possibly … Continue reading

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LB50 Photo Tour, First 15 Desert Miles

This week Larry, Mary Lou and RD Brian scouted out the first 15 miles of the Lost Boys 50 course. We had a great day weaving through the desert washes including the famous cross-country section and LB50 dry waterfalls. See … Continue reading

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Unveiling of the new Lost Boys 50 Logo

We are excite to unveil the new Lost Boys 50 Mile trail Run Logo and explanation of all of the parts and pieces. Above is the graphical logo and below is a photo of the actual finishers medallion! The basic … Continue reading

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Six Brave Souls – LB50 training run

Six brave souls showed up for today’s 20 mile run on the Lost Boys 50 Mile course. At 7:20am it was cold and started to rain and the rain became more substantial as we approached the 7:30 launch – we … Continue reading

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Lost Boys 50 Training Run Dec 13, 2014

We’ve had such good weather lately we’ve decided to have a training run on the mountain section of the Lost Boys 50 course. Soon the weather will turn and runs to the top of Cuyamaca Peak will be more frigid, … Continue reading

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LB50 Photo Tour – Pedro to Cuyamaca

The Lost Boys 50 Mile Trail Run course contains dramatic changes in ecosystems and scenery. The race starts along highway 78 in the Anza-Borrego Desert and eventually climbs up into the pines at Cuyamaca Peak, finishing at Cuyamca Lake. Below … Continue reading

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Why do we Kiss that Rat?

The finish line of an ultramarathon is already different from a road race. Rather than crossing the line in large waves of people we typically finish either solo or locking arms with someone important to us. Often the Race Director … Continue reading

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Black Tusk – Trail Running and Climbing, Canada

Other than this week, the only time I’ve visited Canada was as a 10 year old boy when my family road-tripped from San Diego county up the entire Pacific coast.¬† One of the few things I remember about Canada is … Continue reading

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