Tuesday June 23rd, 2020 6PM – 8PM
Where: Nehantic, Lyme Connecticut
Parking at end of Holmes Road (limited to <10 cars). Parking is within 200 meters after the road transitions from asphalt to dirt.
Distance: ~6 Miles
Description: Entirely on dirt / gravel fire road. Most of the run is part of the Goodwin Trail. Flats and some mildly long rolling hills. Mild technical. Run is an out & back.
- Trail Safety: Hydration, Rocks, Branches, Animals, Bugs (ticks), Poison Ivy, etc
- Trail Etiquette: Music, Bathroom breaks, Trespassing
Parking: Hatch Lot Trailhead parking lot off of Mill Road (limited to 8 – 10 Cars)
Distance: 5.5 Miles
Description: Mostly single track, with some old fire road (<0.5mile) and dirt road (<1 mile). Trail is mildly to moderate technical. A mix of flat terrain and rolling. Some steep ascents. Vista view
- Trail Navigation: How to find your way around trails
Tuesday July 7th, 2020 6PM – 8PM
Where: Beckett Hill State Preserve, Lyme Connecticut
Parking: First Parking Lot on Kenny Road (entering from Northeast side of park)
Distance: 4.2 Miles
Description: Single track trail with fairly little flat. Challenging long rolling hills. Trail is Moderately Technical (lots of rocks & roots)
- How to find trails and ultra races
Tuesday July 14th, 2020 6PM – 8PM
Where: Hartman Preserves, Lyme Connecticut
Parking on Gungy Road at Park Entrance (limited to ~ 10 cars)
Distance: 4.3 Miles
Description: Single track with flat and rolling sections. Trail is mildly to moderate technical (short ascent section is boulder hoping, hands on rock).
- Differences between Trail and Road Running: Cadence, Terrain, Elevation
Tuesday July 28th, 2020 6PM – 8PM(CANCELLED)
Where: Mount Archer Woods and Pickwick’s Preserve, Lyme Connecticut
Parking: Mount Archer Woods, off Mount Archer Road, most direct route is via Route 156. 2nd parking lot is 200 meters down the road, opposite side. Refer to map.
Distance: 5-6 Miles
Description: Single track trail with fairly lengthy out and back hill towards Pickwick’s Preserve.. Trail is Mild to Moderate Technical.
- Overview of Trail Runner Specific Strength Training
Tuesday August 18th, 2020 6PM – 8PM (Date Change)
Where: Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve, Niantic Connecticut
Distance: ~5.5 Miles
Description: Mostly single track, with some old fire road (<1 mile). Trail is moderately technical, with brief periods of extreme technical (boulder hoping). A mix of flat and rolling terrain. Long climb back from the river (view).
- What trail and ultra clubs and social group exist in the region