This week on Singletrack I am chatting with Nicole Amyx, filmmaker, ultra runner and colleague of mine at the Trail Running Film Festival. Nicole shares how she blends her passions of filmmaking and running, passed down from her parents, into an inspiring life just outside San Francisco. We chat about about the importance of finding a great story when making a documentary film and how running can give us balance and peace for everyday life.
Lou D’Onofrio is back on Singletrack. After yet another stellar finish at the famous C&O Canal 100 just a couple of weeks ago it was high time to check back in with Lou on all his races and adventures across the East Coast.
One of the biggest trail running events in North America just went down in Auburn, California: The Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB. I have Jeff Urbanski with me to talk about his incredible 12th place finish in the 100 Mile race and I share a bit about my 50K effort, that yes, was not a DNF, how about that.
Erik Stanley joins us from Austin, TX to share a bit of his amazing trail community with us. He’s the founder, coach, and race director at Trail Roots, a running community in the larger Austin area. Erik also hosts for the Trail Running Film Festival in Austin on April 20th.
This week I’m chatting with good friend Adam Lee, the host of our Trail Running Film Festival stop in Vancouver, BC at the Rio Theatre. He’s also a returning guest on Singletrack and the owner, voice and host of Community Trail Running, Substack newsletter and podcast.
And Harold the pig!
Karen and Nancy, (and Harold!) will be hosting the Trail Running Film Festival on Nancy’s farm, which is a regular gathering place for trail runners in the Lennox, South Dakota area. When I heard about this fantastic place I had to get Karen and Nancy on the show to hear their story. Harold wasn’t up for being behind the microphone, sadly.
Steve Aderholt, self-proclaimed behind-the-scenes-guy, joins Singletrack to share some incredible backstage info on the making of the Cocodona 250. Refreshed after a backpacking trip to Patagonia, Steve is now gearing up to dive into an insane amount of events management and race directing work. He’s directing the Park City Point To Point mountain bike race and the mighty Cocodona events, but most importantly, he’s the hosting the Trail Running Film Festival in Salt Lake City on March 16th.
This week I am chatting with Nick Triolo, senior editor for Outside Run & Trail Runner Magazine. Nick has been part of our little trail world for many many years, has run some of the most cherished races and shared many stories other people’s journeys on trails and through mountains. Our conversation ranges from the state of outdoor journalism to tackling some of the more challenging and fascinating issues involving our sport.
Coach Tera Pruitt joins us this week to chat about equity in the running world, the importance of strength training and about setting goals to get after. And, of course we chat about her amazing plans for the Trail Running Film Festival coming to The Orange Peel in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.
We’re back with our first episode of Singletrack for 2023, finally. I have with me race director John Lacroix the Human Potential Running Series from Colorado and we talk about the beauty of our trail running community and the challenge we face as we continue to grow and evolve. We also talk about the Trail Running Film Festival and John’s plans as host for our Denver Colorado location.
Elaine Fung joins Singletrack to share how trail running changed her life. How this sport gives us big and small adventures, and allows us to join a community, during a race, while running it, or volunteering to make it happen for others.
Jeremy Anderson is back on the show after having slayed the dragon that is Barkley Fall Classic. Yes, that race. He ran it, and he lived to tell the tale – and lucky for us, he’s sharing it with us.
German ultra runner and North Face athlete Ida-Sophie Hegemann joins me this week to chat about her eventful racing season. We discuss sponsorship deals, shoe choices, and what not to do with poles on race day. She’s also an ambassador for next year’s World Mountain and Trail Running Championships in Innsbruck and has some suggestions on how to best kick off your summer running season in the Alps.
Lifelong runner and founder of the US Trail Running Conference Terry Chiplin joins the show from England to share his story into running, his motivation to make running the focus of his career, and his perspective on what combines us as a community and how we can grow into the future.
Fresh from an incredible performance at the World Mountain & Trail Running Championship in Thailand Rosanna Buchauer joins Singletrack to talk about her year of racing, her inspiration to move to Innsbruck, Austria, and her role as project manager for Tourism Tyrol. We chat about delicious Kaiserschmarrn, the finish line atmosphere in Chamonix, and what it means to wear a Team Germany’s jersey when racing ultras.