2017 END-SURE

It’s crunch time for the 2017 running of the Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Run Experience. This is the 5th year that I have either been participating in or directing the event. As of Tuesday night, the number of registered participants (101) has far exceeded previous years. The weather forecast is favorable for everything from…
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Ryan’s Rise To Hrimthurs

It was late summer 2014 when I reconnected with Ryan. We met at MeritCare/Sanford hospital in Fargo,ND. When we initially met both of us were into running. Ryan was chasing marathon dreams while I was running on gravel and trails focusing on ultras.  Meeting during Streets Alive! on Broadway in downtown Fargo was coincidence. My employment…
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Actif’s Diverse Stage

It was time to get Ryan, gather his fatbike and gear into the van for the trip to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ryan and I made it into Manitoba early Friday afternoon. We decided to explore some of the area that we would be trekking/riding for Saturday’s event. We made our way to Ridgeville and found one…
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Act 3 Of Actif

February 2015, an air temperature of -22F and -40F wind chill was a tough way to start the day. The curtain closed on Act 1 of Actif Epica at the St. Pierre-Jolys checkpoint. 16 miles on my bike with significant frostbite. Continuing would mean worsening frostbite, as I had no extra protection for my face.…
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Tuscobia – More Than Miles

6AM isn’t too early to get out of bed, but to be at the starting line of a 160 mile trek, pulling a sled filled with gear and grub, while the temperature is hovering near -17F is daunting. Sleep was unsettled so getting my feet on the floor at 4AM was a relief. As my…
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