Tag Archives: Blue Ridge Outdoors

Blue Ridge Outdoors Iron Cross XIII race report

The past decade has seen an explosion of new “challenge” events geared towards being inclusive to more athletes, while adding unique features. Mud runs and warrior runs have replaced the venerable trail run, while trail ultra-marathons continue to grow. In the cycling world, the Gran Fondo has emigrated from Europe...
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How to pace for an XTerra: Hint, its nothing like road tri’s

If there’s one thing you learn about XTerra your first year it is that while it includes swimming, biking, and running, it bears little resemblance to road triathlon. First, bike handling skills for MTBing are almost as critical as good swim technique. Sure you can power through things, but great...
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2015 Season Opener: Instant Classic 1/2 marathon

Well it has been a very long time since my last post! I have to be honest, it has been difficult to maintain a steady [ESP] Tipcast schedule and blog, especially as I make an effort to bring back full length podcasts (which are set to return by May). However,...
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New year, new sponsors

In 2008 I called it time on my road racing career for good. It didn’t take long to find new interests and challenges. While I had long dismissed triathlon, I found myself racing Xterra triathlon in 2010. Fast forward 5 years and I find myself welcoming some of my best sponsors...
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