A few weeks ago Altra Zero Drop sent me a pair of their new high cushioned shoe called the repetition, it comes out this coming January. This shoe is mean. It’s made as a road shoe but I’ve found it works great on most any trail. I’ve tried them on some rocky Arizona trails, up […]
My names is Justus Fitzsimmons, Scott asked me to help the Wasatch Speed Goat blog to post race results and updates about the trail running scene! Here’s a little about myself. I’m 16 years old and I live in Lehi, Utah. I’m pretty new to ultra running. I’ve run and finished Antelope Island 50k, Squaw […]
The 2014 trail running season is just around the corner…the Wasatch Speed Goat Ultra Running Team is training hard for the upcoming season! Goat Skins – by Patagonia! Stay tuned for team updates,
Heading to Texas to run the Rocky Raccoon 100 miler, 5-20 mile laps, looks like I’ll be crossing that bridge 5 times I’ve never run a flat 100 miler before, I’m sure this will whip me into shape for the upcoming race season! Looking forward to running with Wasatch Speed Goat Team Mate Beth Simpson-Hall… […]
Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team partners exclusively with Backcountry.com, the other goat. For 2012 the WSG will be sporting all new goat skins (brand to announced)… Stay tuned for the final roster for the largest and only web based trail run team around. The Goats will be roaming the globe trekking through several mountain […]
Let the fun begin, sign up now for the toughest 50k around and enjoy a day of trekking through Snowbird’s gnarly terrain. Each year there’s a new surprise, massive snow fields, steeper vertical, longer finish…what’s next? Speedgoat karl’s 100 Mile Blend Coffee The Date for the 2012 Speedgoat 50k will be July 28, at 6:30 […]
OK…Let the madness begin, registration opens January 1st for the toughest 50k around! This year were letting 300 runners registrar for the event! If you have what it takes bookmark the date so you can pay to abuse yourself July 28th at Snowbird Ski Resort… I’ll have a cold one at the finish line, SCRAPE […]
Heading back home to see my parents and run the Oil Creek 100, one of my favorite events, trekking through the PA. woods for a 21 hour work out. 100 miles – 17,627′ elev gain – 32 hour limit – 5 AM Saturday to 1 PM Sunday. Tom Jennings and his volunteers run some of […]
Here’s a preview for Saturday’s Speedgoat 50k…Karl and I finished marking the course which has been altered due to heavy snow pack. No worry a new thrill every year…ropes on little cloud, new types of vertical. Run well… Sharpen your hooves for this one!! Voted “Utah’s Best Race” 2011
Off to Buena Vista, Colorado to run a fast 50 miler, 400 runners will line up Colorado’s best Ultra for 2009! As my season starts out slow due to the heavy snow pack in Utah, I’ll use this race to launch my season which goes off now until October.. Oil Creek 100. The ascents all […]
The fifth running of the Speedgoat 50k is just around the corner and the marvel of madness won Best of Utah for Ultra Trail Running by Salt Lake – City Weekly, for those of you who’ve experienced and supported such a grueling event, scrape on! Click on goat man to registrar >> Best Ultra Trail […]
Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team is moving full steam ahead with marquee sponsor La Sportiva Trail Shoes, First Endurance, Backcountry.com and Patagonia Trail Running Apparel! Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team Blog Scrape on!!!
Here’s a preview of Meltzers marvel of madness, Luge 2011. Some of rest during the winter, not Meltzer, he prefers to shovel out giant luge courses deep in the canyon. Luge party this weekend, I’ll get the Go Pro Head Cam fired up for the event! Video 2dirtyshoes
Speedgoat 50k – Registration opens Jan. 1st, If you got what it takes sign up for the toughest 50k around! Snowbird Ski Resort host the 5th annual 50k trail race which takes place entirely with in the resort. This is a post graduate trail race with over 20,000 combined vertical starting at 8000 feet above […]
The Wasatch Speed Goats are applying, game on.. Powered by La Sportiva Mountain running, First Endurance.
Need I say more..Patagonia for the holidays!
Our sponsor for the Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team has offered some killer deals for the shopping weekend, from 11/26 – 11/29. GEAR UP!
Getting ready to start the season off with a leg speed race, time to take a break from the vertical and run a fast 100. The Rocky Raccoon is one of the oldest and most loved trail races in the state of Texas. It takes place in Hunstville State Park on mostly flat trails through […]
The man himself continues to raise the bar as he says..finishing the Pony Express Trail with a 105 mile leg in 20:23, what the hell? For us mortals imagine running about 50 miles a day for 39 days and throwing down a 105 leg at the end to just for the fun of it, unbelievable. […]
Wednesday morning September 14th Karl Meltzer heads out for another long journey… trekking the Pony Express Trail with the support of Red Bull. Starting in Sacramento Meltzer plans on covering 50 miles a day for the next 45 days…(roughly) all the way to St. Joseph, MO. I’ll be tracking Karl at http://karlmeltzer.com/. Once he arrives […]
Wow, imagine lining up for the biggest event of your life and having it canceled 20k into the race due to a landslide in Italy..the mental let down and disappointment was unmeasurable. As I entered the Saint-Gervais aid station (20k) there where runners everywhere on their phones standing around in the pouring rain? I went […]
Kevin Schilling and Keri Nelson take the Goat Leg! Local runner Kevin Schilling hangs on for the win finishing just in front of Nick Clark to earn the Goat leg and $500.00 in cash! On the women side Keri Nelson dominated the nannies to win by over a half hour, nice run! The Wasatch Mountains […]
Tomorrow morning is the start of the toughest 100 trail race of all, the Hardrock 100.. Like many fellow trail runners I didn’t get in the race but was top ten on the waiting list..Good luck to all the runners and looking forward to watching fellow team mates Tom Remkes, Cory Johnson and Steve Pero […]
Long time on-line retailer Mountains Plus partners with Speedgoat 50k for this months upcoming race! The Speedgoat 50k takes place at Utah’s Snowbird Ski Resort on July 31st and is one of if not the best trail running arena you’ll ever see! Where else in the US can you ride a tram and watch your […]
Time to update some of that wore out gear and take advantage of this weekends Memorial Day Sale with trusted retailer Backcountry.com, proud sponsor of the, Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team.. Scrape on !! Speedgoat 50k has 34 spots left, sign up NOW for the “Toughest 50k around”
Sign up Now for the Speedgoat 50k, this years trail race starts at 6:30 a.m. July 31st, 2010. Finish Line 2009
Jemez 50 miler, time to get serious as Zane Grey was a “off the couch 50 miler” training run. The Jemez 50 is chalk full of savvy veteran trail runners along with Assistant Director for the Wasatch Speed Goat’s Tim Barnes, look for Meltzer trekking with a hunk of cast on his right arm, will […]
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I haven’t been to Zane Grey in a few years and what a difference, the rocks are plentiful, the brush is overgrown and the ruts are deeper then ever. I’m all scratched up from my arms to my ankles, once I drew blood at mile 6 it never stopped. What a tough course to follow […]
I guess running 5 to 6 100′s a year just isn’t enough for Karl, here he is staging an attempt to run the entire Pony Express Trail from Missouri to California (1840 miles). The trail is celebrating it’s 150th anniversary so Karl teamed up wit Red Bull for the attempt, stay tuned for more details. […]
Yes it’s true, team mates Kathy and Robert Youngren trekked all the way to the Anartica to post a one two sweep at the world’s most remote marathon! Robert won the race in a time of 3:50:02 with his wife to follow up in 3:58:59 for second place, how cool is that! Antartica Marathon 2010 […]
Trail running lotteries have become a way of life for those who love to trek the big events!! Every year I toss my name in the hat for the Wasatch and Hardrock with only a small amount of success. I’ve really enjoyed watching the sport grow the last decade or more but what a task […]
Registration opens December 23rd for the ultimate trail race!! It’s time to cross the pond and run the ultimate trail race, Ultra-Trail Du Mount-Blanc. I’ve heard the stories from Meltzer and team mate Mike Mason describing the event, it sounds like my type of course with gnarly endless vertical. 2010 could shape up to be […]
As 2010 is just around the corner the Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team enters it’s third year and has quickly become one of the most diversified and visible trail teams out there!! This years line up of sponsors includes the very best products trail running has to offer. Long time sponsor Nathan Packs continues […]
Old Goat Trail Races- Meltzer off to the Chimera 100 miler as he tries to post his 6th 100 mile win of the season, sick.. Masters runner Speedgoat Meltzer never seems to slow down. Karl posted 6 – 100 mile wins two years ago and I really didn’t think he would try it again. Meltzer […]
Long time supporter of the Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team has stashed up to 25% discounts off over a 1000 items for black Friday and Cyber Monday, check out the finest gear there is… Secret Stash – Men’s And Women’s Fleece Jackets Up To 50% Off At Backcountry.com. Valid While Supplies Last. Secret Stash […]
Billie Steve Pero sent over the reason why goats hang high!! Wasatch Speed Goats powered by First Endurance Scrape on!!
No tired legs for Karl Meltzer as he won the Grindestone 100 just three weeks after the grueling Wasatch. Karl finished in a time of 18:46:26, does he ever get tired? Now it’s time for Karl to get back on the trails for a 5 day tour of Moab starting October 8th.. Note from the […]
The Wasatch 100 dished out some serious heat but it didn’t effect Meltzer or Roes as those two both broke the old course record. Rose crossed the finish line in 18:30 and Meltzer in 19:12, amazing times for the two top dogs of the day. On the woman’s side Besty Nye and Mandy Hosford both […]
Long time college friend Randall Mcelwain set his sights on a endurance swim across Lake Erie, he trained all summer and was determined to take down the record of 11:53 from Long Point to Freeport Beach, Pa. Randy sent me an e-mail asking for some endurance nutrition ideals, I mentioned the EFS Liquid Shot by […]