The Daffodil Run 10K Course Preview

The Daffodil Run for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County has been one of the highest profile 5Ks in Amherst for the past six years. This year they added a 10K route, in addition to the 5K run/walk. This all takes place on 4/30/2017 but I took a sneak peak at the course. Spoiler…

An Ascent of Horseshoe Gully

Horseshoe Gully is easy to overlook. It is one many gullies on Mount Webster, it isn’t the most challenging climb, it has a frustrating exit via a sustained bushwhack and it sits right next to the always popular Shoestring Gully. However, Horseshoe Gully is a great way to experience the thrill of mountaineering in complete…

Mount Tom via the Faulkner Trail

A trip to Woodstock, VT is not complete without an ascent of Mount Tom. The Faulkner Trail will take you straight from downtown to the peak, with panoramic views, in just over 30 minutes at a moderate effort. What’s not to love about that? If you have been in Woodstock, VT and happened to look…

Winter Running Essentials

Winter running can mean snow, cold temperatures and darkness. This is enough to convince many runners to succumb to the monotonous hum of the treadmill but it does not need to be this way! With the right gear and a little determination you can run outside all winter. Layering and visibility are the keys to…

Tread Labs Stride Insole Review

Here at New England Outside we spend a lot of time on our feet, which means that we are always looking for the best foot support for the long run, hike or any other adventure we go on. Our friends at Tread Labs recently sent us their new Stride insole and it has quickly become…

How to carry water for the long run

When it comes to running and hydration you have two choices. You can get dehydrated which can result in death, disaster or at least no chance of a PR or you can stay hydrated and bust out PRs like it’s your job. This means you need to do all of your runs on routes with…

What the Seven Sisters Trail Race Means to Me

The Seven Sisters Trail Race means more to me than a race bib, some gnarly hills and a finish line. For me it is an experience that has enabled memories, adventures and life lessons that have shaped who I am. It was my first trail race back in 2000 when I was a 17 year old…