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


Laz Lake’s formula for gender differences in ultrarunning

March 1st, 2019 by Tory Scholz | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Lazarus Lake has announced how he will calculate for gender differences at his Strolling Jim 40-miler


Gary Robbins won’t be racing Barkley 2019 due to an injury

February 18th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Robbins has sustained a sacral stress fracture that will sideline him from the 2019 Barkley Marathons


Laz Lake thinks Jasmin Paris could become first-ever female finisher of Barkley Marathons

February 14th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Jasmin Paris won The Spine race earlier this year, now Laz Lake hopes she takes on the Barkley Marathons


WATCH: Last Man Standing

November 16th, 2018 by Tory Scholz | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Big’s Backyard Ultra is known as one of the toughest ultrarunning races. The 2018 event broke records, while demonstrating the power of the human spirit.