Ultras

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Run, Drive, Sleep, Repeat at Ragnar Relay.

Run, Drive, Sleep, Repeat.  Run, Drive, Sleep, Repeat.  It’s part of the lexicon at Ragnar Relay, the overnight running relay series that makes testing your limits a team sport.  That’s the official Ragnar boilerplate and for most of the thousands of participants of a R-A-G-N-A-R, it’s an appropriate sentiment. At the recent Ragnar SoCal, the … Continue reading

24 Hours … SoCal Ragnar

Back at it seven months after our inaugural ultra relay and with it, another California destination, along the south banks of the North American continent.  We take stride in Huntington Beach, one of several beach communities I used to swing through in my … youth. Fortunately, my long ago Penn State roommate, now a master … Continue reading

Ragnar Napa … A Communal Experience

In September, I found myself in an ultra line-up of six runners attempting to run almost 200 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge to Calistoga in the Ragnar Relay Napa.  It was something of a fluke, having vacationed in Napa the previous September where after a casual 6-mile run on a Saturday afternoon, I discovered … Continue reading

Ragnar Relay … Running for Our Life.

The other day I read about a woman who turned 116.  She’s the oldest living American, still percolating somewhere in a small town in Georgia.  That’s one full life.  So when I got a wild hair to run a 200-mile relay with a small group of friends, it was driven in part by my need … Continue reading

Beware. Ultra Mixed Team Has Its Advantages.

It was the book, Born to Run, when I fully appreciated the female runner and her raw drive to not only out distance the women in the field, but to crush the male species … amped up with all its testosterone, ego and physical arrogance.  Personally, I was inspired, you may say, by others around … Continue reading

Welcome to Boomeragnar

Welcome to Boomeragnar, our online presence focused on the running of the Ragnar Relay in Napa Valley.  Our mixed team of six runners, three men and three women, is comprised of the last of the boomers born in 1964 who see this 200-mile relay as a run for their life … a metaphorical event that … Continue reading

Epic Relay

200 Miles. Salt Lake to Grand TetonsAugust 9th, 2013
200 Miles: Salt Lake City to Grand Tetons

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