The man who inspired the name “Barkley Marathons” dies at 70

December 8th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Barry Barkley was Laz Lake’s friend, neighbour and running partner


Laz Lake is planning another very long walk in 2021

December 4th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene, Uncategorized | No Comments »

This time Laz plans to walk from the top of the US to the bottom, and his route just might take him into Canada


Read about Big’s Backyard Ultra from the guy who lost to Maggie Guterl

October 29th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Will Hayward’s post about his experience at Big’s reads like a thriller


How to follow Amelia Boone at Big’s Backyard Ultra

October 18th, 2019 by Tory Scholz | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Boone is racing Big’s after taking her name out of the Barkley Marathons due to a fracture in March


Laz is complaining that Vol State angels are too generous

July 16th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Lake expresses alarm at racers behaving like “parasitic relatives” with too-generous locals


Canadian sets new women’s course record at Vol State

July 16th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Bev Anderson-Abbs is a former member of the Canadian 100K team, and was the last woman to complete a Fun Run at the Barkley Marathons


Vol State leader is racing 500K in Teva sandals

July 14th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Defending champion and crewed course record-holder Greg Armstrong is running unaided this year, in sandals


Laz’s Vol State race is underway in Tennessee

July 11th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

We’ve identified five Canadians at this year’s race, including Bev Anderson-Abbs, a Barkley Fun Runner from 2013


Inaugural Outrun Backyard Ultra a mudfest

June 23rd, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Torrential rain meant the course had to be changed mid-race not once, but twice


Laz Lake arrives in Calgary for Dave Proctor’s Backyard Ultra

June 21st, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

The Barkley Marathons race director may bestow the winner with a golden coin to this year’s Big’s Backyard Ultra. Photo: BOSS DIgital Media


Laz Lake to attend Dave Proctor’s Backyard Ultra in Calgary

April 17th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

The famous Barkley Marathons race director may also bestow the golden coin on the winner, which grants entry into his own backyard ultra in Tennessee


Barkley Marathons and Frozen Head: just a jog in the park?

March 28th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

In daylight and before Barkley weekend, Frozen Head looks just like any other state park. Photo: Howie Stern