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Our weekly podcast shares the unique perspective of the North East, Beast Coast Ultra running scene: raw, impulsive, and irreverent. The Cultra Trail Running Podcast is a place where we can get together and discuss all the fun stuff that happens on the trails that most normal people don't care about. Join the Cult! or maybe you already have without realizing it... resistance is futile.
 
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We sit down with CT trail stalwart Ron Locandro for a quick one, waxing poetic about the nurturing and supportive community of trailrunners here in the Northeast. Ron has a stellar resume; completing tough races like Grindstone 100 and Manitou's Revenge as well as acting as the co-RD for perennial season opener Traprock 50k. We also thank Ron for h…
 
The CUT112 is a ball-breaker of a "race". Luckily for our guest this week, they don't have balls. They have something stronger- ovaries! Hear how Mira, Jillian and Cherie all crushed not only the odds but their own expectations- conquering one of the toughest races west of the Connecticut River but also crushing their own fear and doubt! One of the…
 
Another trifecta! Three guests is where it's at- this week we get visits from Tom "The Destroyer" Starodaj, Sarah "Suing and Crewing" Porris and Pete "TKO" Keyo to talk mad shizz on what it takes to both run, pace and crew the CUT112, CT's only 100-mile foot race* * it's not a race, per our legal counsel Ragged CUTS makes the best damn awards ever!…
 
Well-known Cultra Celebrities Fee Cosham, Albertstar Galactica and the Monkey Stuffer stop by to recount their time spent at NJ's Three Days at the Fair last week with raw, graphic content! Three Days RESULTS TUNNOCK'S Yodels Pork Soda? CT's best poutine? Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign…
 
Jackassing! In a BRAND NEW studio! We talk about: Fred ran a 24-hour track event during a Nor'easter. Becky readies herself for Runamuck. Jimmy returns from Arizona. Art goes hard on the sound FX. We love you! No seriously we do. And we think you love us back. Just let us think that. <3 Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Support…
 
Jared Burdick is a 2:20 Marathoner, and he has taken his road speed to the trails emerging as a hill climbing force to be reckoned with. He recently broke the course record at the Hyner Trail Challenge. He joins us to not only review some past race results but to talk about how it feels to be devestated in the trials of miles. Jared and his wife st…
 
We start with a shoutout to The Trails Collective, and it goes downhill from there. But Everyone loves running downhill right? We read the Patreons the right way, not like some amateur punks. Still takes us like an hour, but hey- we are about progress, not perfection. Several boofing references though, because we're gonna get a ton of miles out of …
 
Warning (Explicit) do not listen with your kids. Brian Roccapriore, one of the original Cultra members joins us to share the experience of putting on the latest Traprock 50K and 17K with co-RD's Stacey Clark, Ron Lacandro, and a great group of volunteers. He is a great person, race director and friend. Traprock 2022 Results Ross Bielak Western CUT1…
 
Don't listen to Episode 184 with your kids. Butt, if you are a big Stevie Nicks fan, and are looking for an exciting new adventure that could change your life this may give you a new outlook on life. Actually if you have any self respect at all, don't listen because this may scar you for life. We do talk about The Squatch Apple 50 mile win by Jamie…
 
Oak Miller and Kevin "Law Dawg" Jordan are in fact, not dead to Cultra. They are very much alive and well and we cherish them. I mean, imagine being the kind of person that cares what podcasts people listen to? As far as Umstead is concerned- Fred is like "yeah whatever, I only ran 87.5 miles, so please don't talk to me about it" but dude that is s…
 
Jimmy Mac tells his story of qualifying for Boston with the most non specific training ever. AFB and Evil Becky battle it out for 6 hours on the trails of New York during the 6 Hour Spring on the Trails run put on by our friends at CTW Conquer The World Endurance. You should go check them out! KLM Photograpy Check out the Film Turk 182 Outro music …
 
Jason Hardrath is once again back with us and I gotta say my dude is one of the best guests we have had on- from getting real and raw while recounting his journey to 100 FKTs to his honest and vulnerable takes on what this sport means to him, we take a deep dive into the soul of one of ultrarunning's best humans. Jason's Website JasonHardrath.com C…
 
We talk Simon C Edgett, Vertical Madness, Ellie Pell, Jake Koteen, LOTR, Katniss, Law Dawg, Oak Miller, Gelato, Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run and even a little CUT112. We talk trail running, Road Running, Marathons, and FKT's. We also get into some books, and authors. Perhaps Kurt was an ultra runner... “I want to stay as close to the edge as I ca…
 
We answer many questions like, "what was the first album you ever bought" and "what happens when a sub 60 minute half double half marathoner sets his sights on a 50k" and "where is the best place in New England to view paintings from the Hudson River School". We also mention that Barkleys is going on but it will be over when this drops. But mostly …
 
Tony Bonanno and Simon C. Edgett (What does the "C" stand for ?) join the full Crew as we relive what has become Cultra's favorite Double Half Marathon. We also consider Ross Bielak's silent humble crushing of this event as he ran solo all night before the rest of us showed up to paddle. A good time was had by all! Tune in to the end of the episode…
 
The whole Crew is together for some new Hampshire-based shenanigans as we sit down with the Queen of The White Mountains, Kristina Folcik. She talks about her company Rockhopper Races and brings in her partner Rem Stone to talk logistics and what it takes to not only race in the Whites but what the scaffolding looks like behind the scenes. In addti…
 
Nils Van Der Poel, olympic gold medalist and ultrarunner kicks off the show for us, ja! Then we take a good look at the TARC Frozen Yeti and Satan's Sidewalk. Then we jackass heavily, Tarzan Brown and Johnny Kelley get some love and then we talk Colchester triple half or double and half half wtf? Yeah it's fun for all and then finally we are regale…
 
Jimmy got into UTMB so that dominates this episode. Sorry (not sorry). He is terrified. By the way, he is me. I am him. We are writing this right now. Sometimes there are two Jimmys. Avoid them both. Anyway, he's freaking out over kit and travel and all the things. Listen as Art grills his ass. Swammie Shuffle Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cul…
 
The Crew gets starry eyed as Ryan Ploeckelman joins in for a fun episode. We talk podcasts, pacing, and private parts. We also do some East Coast West Coast chatter. We make plans that involve running and pies. But mostly we talk about this wonderful community of people that enjoy trail running, ultra marathons, being outdoors, and supporting each …
 
It's a family affair as the entire Livingston clan joins us to recount Deb's amazing almost wire-to-wire win at the 2022 HURT 100, one of the classic and iconic 100 milers in the world. Husband Scott, an awesome athlete in his own right, as well as their children Shepard and Dahlia talk about how they were able to crew and pace mom to the win. And …
 
Western States 2022 Golden Ticket Winner Ellie Pell joins us once again for a spirited blow-by-blow recap of her second place finish at the Bandera 100k last week and we are beyond psyched for her. Hear how she came from 15 minutes back to secure herself not only a podium spot but a coveted spot in this year's WS100. Hear how she goes into scary si…
 
Joe Morrisroe, the “Ricky Gates” of New York joins Phred and AFB to share the details of what it is like to run every street in New York. There is no better way to learn about a community than to travel it by foot. Joe takes us on a deep dive of New York City running and the challenges of efficiently completing a grid, and proves that you do not ha…
 
Curt Pandiscio has run more ultras than you. He's also frozen his nuts off (not really) to save yours. Hear Curt's story from running old school Nipmuck marathons (it used to be in June?) to now competing in Last Person Skiing events. This episode contains some bonus Jackass content at the end of the episode talking Hundo junk, the CUT and UTMB, al…
 
What an action-packed episode we got coming at you this week, our last of 2021. We touch on Ryan Hall's huge gainz, Fred has a poignant and amazing story of a runner getting lost for 36 hours in Florida. Art does an awesome job mentioning that he has in fact done a 419 mile bike ride almost entirely across NY state, and the long way not the "easy" …
 
Hark the hairy monkey sings, and a happy holiday to all of the Cultraverse! The crew gets together in full force and really get into the holiday season. We open the greatest gifts of all! and listen to the amazing voices of holiday's past and present as our listeners called into the Cultra Karaoke Hotline 203-Dog-Gent, and we made them Podcast Famo…
 
This fun episode featuring Michele “PomPom” O’Neill and Caresse Amenta shines a spotlight on women over 40 and trail running. This dynamic pair joined forces with ultracool photographer Breck Macnab and created Breaking Trail Calendar 2022: Celebrating Trail Divas Over 40 and the CT Trails they Traverse. This fundraiser benefits Connecticut Forest …
 
The Crew says "Hello" to outstanding human Clorice Reinhardt. We re-live what it was like to run and win the Hamster Wheel 30 hour and the Fall Fling 400 minute Ultra. We also talk some heavy science, so don't listen to this with your kids unless you want them to learn about foul language and Tyrosine Mediated Proton Coupled Electron Transfer. Outr…
 
Kevin Hoegler was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at 18 years old. Kevin decided that sitting around was not to be his path, and has instead continued his lifelong journey of self examination and challenge through ultra running. Running 100 miles in under 24 hours is not an easy task, especially for a new runner. We talk a little Jersey, a l…
 
Not Safe For Work! The Cultra Crew looks at all the rules of trail running and breaks them. But you really should have known that was going to happen. We have the full Crew on hand and lines are crossed, and plans are made. We play the classic game "Know Your Knees" which Becky destroyed. Coincidence, I think not! WTF happend to AFB's shorts? We al…
 
Multiday superstar Amy Mower shares how to not listen to that inner voice telling you to stop. We get an insiders look at the Javelina Jundred and Jackass Junction. Sounds like our kind of place! Rachel Belmont of Episode 50 Fame is her excellent pacer and also shares nerve racking stories of Sky Diving. Javelina Jundred Outro music by Nick Byram B…
 
Looking to win your local leaf catching contest? What is the latest gear for snagging the falling foliage during a run? So many questions, so few resources. We tackle this along with so much more. Strava Leaf Catchers Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running Si…
 
Ian Connell just won Bimblers Bluff 50k for the second time, but he is not all about winning. He finds his space on the trail and lives in the joy of the moment. He has ended up on the podium of every UltraSignup race he has entered, but remains remarkably humble. Bimblers Bluff 50K Race Results Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreo…
 
John, Paul, George and Ringo are here! This was the result of like 4 episodes being spliced together, sometimes live, sometimes later in the studio. All kinds of technical difficulties. Whatevs, warts and all. We talk fall marathon season, bad ultrarunning advice, being burned out, Art literally just leaves early, we do NO Patreon (sorry, give us m…
 
AFB and Phat Phred welcome Trisha Ignatowski who recently nabbed an FKT on the 360 mile Erie Canal Trail. According to undisclosed sources, she allegedly was inspired by the infamous 419 Bike trip of Cultra’s AFB. Trisha shares stories of competitive skating, trail running tips for women, steeplechase, South Mountain, NJ, Sassquad, Palisades, Totor…
 
Cultra Host Evil Becky Byram leads a scatagorical episode as we talk Spatathalon. cutoffs, canellations, volcanos, FKT's and the beauy of running in the North East in Autumn. Check out the Spartathalon Here are the results of the Vermont 50 Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race …
 
The Crew hears from Michael Crutchley AKA Crutch Lee about the six or more times he attempted running 100 miles, until his recent success. Many great lessons here for anyone looking to take on the 100 mile distance. This may be the professional help you have been seeking. Cultra Episode 15 Evil Beck Burke Notchview Ultra Yeti 100 Ghost Train Grinds…
 
The Cultra Crew covers it all: New Haven Road Race, Vegemite, UTMB, Vegemite, Notchview Preview, Vegemite, Blue 2 Blue Preview, Soda Stream tips, and so much more. Becky tries Vegemite for the first time ever, live on this show and the results??? Tune in to find out how awkward this can get. Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Su…
 
Scott Snell is a blue collar runner. Gritty and determined, he approaches his running like work. And the results have paid off big time as Scott is now 4 for 4 in Last Person Standing Backyard style races. Hear how he prepares for his runs, executes his runs then reflects on his runs with his excellent blog Beast Coast Trail Running Scott's FB page…
 
We spent a Tuesday night as the jackass brigade, coming in with many spicy hot takes on various subjects. Here's some links to peruse: Our Patreon page Rat Race USA-Canada Badger 100 Garbage Disposals Ted Lasso I am Legend Letterkenney Hockey players We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! https://pod…
 
Harvard Physics Professor Jenny Hoffman joins us to discuss quasiparticle interference imaging, and nanoscale electronic phase transitions! But hold onto your Hoberman sphere! Jenny has also racked up an amazing 52 medals on UltraSignup and was in the home stretch of setting the women’s transcon record when she was unexpectedly taken down by an inj…
 
You can't really run Ultra distances if you are injured all the time, or if you are being eaten by a giant reptile. EB and AFB talk with our favorite Physiotherapist from down-under Brodie Sharpe (AKA Hugh Jackman) about what it takes to stay healthy during intense training. We talk shoes, pain, hydration, and yes how to deal with big scaly monster…
 
We take an explicit and raw look at the Olympics, and somehow Jimmy strips down and gets naked in the desert. Speaking of strippping down, whats the deal with the uniforms in beach volley ball. What do you think? We also find out everything about every sport in the Olympics in a very heated game of Cultramatic! The Cultra Crew is at their best in t…
 
The Cascade Lakes Relay in Oregon is considered a tough event for 12 people. But what does it take to run the 216 miles solo? Mental toughness, training and a good support crew. Jeremy Howell shares what it was like to take on this event and why he did it. Jeremy on Instagram Cascade Lakes Relay 216 Miles Become a Cultra Crew Patreon…
 
What does it take to run a negative split at one of the hardest 100 mile races on the planet? Sean Greaney, our Shenipsit Strider, CUT112,White Mountain veteran who moved to Seattle, friend comes back to share his amazing story of patience and persistance. He is joined by his excellent crew and well intended shell shocked pacers, Steve LeBranche an…
 
We riff on common malfunctions of hydration packs, re-live the 32 mile Dounut Run, and get some dank beta on The High Lonesome 100 Mile Run and wish Gelato luck as she takes on this awesome trail run. We also reveal our thoughts on the New Balance Beacon, the "Mullet of Running Shoes"; Dad shoe in the front, space booty in the back. Note: Thanks to…
 
Cultra coming in HOT this week! We deep dive into the Northeast's toughest trail races (link below) with a huge thanks to Ian Golden for his tireless efforts not only compiling this list but all he does for Northeast trail running in general. Dude is the man! This episode can be filed under "Classic Jackassing". Would love to reiterate for the peop…
 
It's a Western States (done eastern style) kinda show! We have Scott and Sarah Slater joining us for a bit from their hotel room in Tahoe to give their side of the story, both as a crew/pacer and runner; augmented with Jimmy's tale of extended woe and countless resurrections from the broiler known as the Western States Trail. Jimmy's finish at WS10…
 
Yes its actually happening! Our own Jimmy Mac is heading to Western States! We take a look at the runners from the Northeast who are heading there and hear Jimmy's plans to Par Tea! Evil Becky shares her story from the Mt Washington Road Race as she has an amazing time running up and then down Mt Washington. And Fred is streaking!…
 
We recorded this about three weeks ago and allegedly the sound is super shitty. But you needed this episode apparently, you damn completists! I think we talked about Fred's triumphant return to Three Days at the Fair in NJ and Jimmy talks about the race and his people at Six Hours at the Reservoir. Party time! Belated AF tho We’re on Spotify! https…
 
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