Race Roundup: Early August 2019

While there might not be a ton of races and activity to report for this week, these two are absolute beasts in and of themselves! Week after week you see teammates running 5k’s, 10k’s upward to 50k’s and 100k’s; you all can’t be stopped and this week we got two ladies that are mile eaters, preferring races that most of us balk at. That said…

On the 10th Marie Gryszowka took on the Sweltering Summer Ultra put on by the fine folks that brought us the Vegan Power 25k/50k, the BURCS. Per their website, “Come experience summer in Pittsfield and enjoy music, food, and friendship as you test your limits. Run 1 lap or 150! Proceeds to benefit Moments House, a non-profit organization in Pittsfield, Massachusetts that provides those with a cancer diagnosis and their friends, families, and caregivers with complementary care.” The BURCS community doesn’t only care a great deal about their racers but the communities they are a part of. Not only is Marie a bigtime SHVP teammate but you can always find her involved in these BURCS races either behind the scenes at an aid station or running lap after lap after lap of the Sweltering Summer. Marie says, “My least favorite things… running flat and circles but I show up every year anyway. When some of your best/favorite friends not only run but RD the event you suck it up and get loopy. Only 364 days till next year.” Way to get “loopy” Marie!!


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