Trail Running & Mountain Biking For All Ages!

I’m always inspired by stories of “senior” athletes. What is senior nowadays? I don’t know, but Rich Busa is in his 80’s and he still runs up to 100 miles…at a time. Rob Higley, a youngin’ at 54 was 9th in the New England Trail Tree Trail Running Series. Bob Sharkey made the cover of Ultrarunning magazine this month and was fourth at the Vermont 50k at the age of 56. Jack Pilla, at age 50, nearly caught Leigh Schmitt, age 36, at the Vermont 50 mile race and was only a couple of minutes behind…and he broke seven hours. Just amazing. 

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This past weekend, Stephen Dunn had a story published in the Hartford Courant, about some of the local 60+ mountain biking gang. These guys are hard core and get out more often then folks half their age. I like the story, photos, and accompanying video, but love the fact that these guys are out there setting the bar high for those of us a generation younger. I hope I’m that fit in 30 years.

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