Trail Runner Nation

One part of the Ultra 168 team, Marcus Warner, joins The Nation to discus an article they wrote.  Dan and Marcus reside in the drop bear capital of the world, Sydney, Australia.  They began the blog/website to share their passion for the trails and has evolved into a great resource for our community, wherever in the world you live.

Video of Marcus being chased by a bear on the Western States Trail.

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Direct download: Marcus_180_Warner.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:13pm CDT

The Nation has received some opposing views from our latest podcast, "You Can Help Save the Pacific Crest Trail".  Mike Miller, an environmental biologist and trail runner, joins us for a different view of the PCTA's recent stance on trail racing.


What do you think?

Direct download: Mike_PCT_hugger.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:01pm CDT

 Candice Burt joins us to share the news and point us to the petition 

The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) is lobbying and advising the USDA Forest Service to ban recreational events on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). If they succeed, no new trail running events nor growth of existing events will be allowed on the PCT.  Our existing trail running events could also be in jeopardy of receiving future permits.  Read about the PCTA's stance HERE

Please join The Nation by speaking out against this ill-advised policy by

  • Signing the petition that Candice Burt created
  • Consider posting on the PCTA facebook  page and commenting on their post about their stance with your opinion. The more we express ourselves, the more the PCTA and USDA Forest Service will understand our point of view and the size of the trail running community
  • Call Beth Boyst, the Pacific Crest Trail Administrator for the USDA Forest Service: (707) 562-8881 to express your concerns
  • Share your concern with your social media group and encourage them to stand with The Nation!

Right now the PCT is being threatened, tomorrow it could be your favorite trail or race! 



Direct download: PCT_petition.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:58pm CDT

Join Coaches Emily Harrison and Ian Torrence teach us why patience is important in Ultrarunning.  

Guest host is Sycamore:


If you are looking for a coach, they can be found at McMillan Running

You can read Ian's article, "Patience and the Ultramarathoner"

Direct download: Ian_and_Emily_.mp3
Category:endurance -- posted at: 10:54pm CDT

Rob Rhodes joins The Nation to tell us about he biggest film festival for runners that is taking place all over the world!  The Trails In Motion is an annual international film tour that brings a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences around the world. Join like-minded trail runners and adventure sports enthusiasts at film festival-styled events in more than 25 countries.

You can find a screening HERE 

trails in motion


Rob also started and leads a group for trail runners in the San Francisco Bay area called the Bay Trail Runners

Direct download: ROB_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:22pm CDT