Episode #93- Amy Puzey: 5 Peaks Adventures and so much more

July 25, 2017

If you want to run a trail race in Canada look no further- 5 Peaks and Amy Puzey have you covered! What an absolute pleasure it was to sit down with Amy in Studio 78 and talk about her race directing, balancing it all and what she plans to do when the RD life winds down. Listening to Amy talk about 5 Peaks had us all ready to head up north and run. This year they are launching a new race that looks and sounds spectacular- Round the Cape in Cape Chignecto, Nova Scotia. If you head over to 5 Peaks website and look at the photos you will see what all the talk is about. 

Thank you Amy for joining us and keep up the great work. TrailManners is dreaming about some sweet trail miles with our neighbors to the north.

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Episode #92- Jacob Puzey:

July 18, 2017

Jacob was down from Calgary and in our neck of the woods so we talked him into Studio 78 for Episode #92. Jacob has a great story of how he not only got into running but how he continued to grow through running. Last December he set the World Record for the fastest 50 mile run on a treadmill- 4:57...just to get a treadmill. We explore his coaching roots, TranSelkirks Race and talk a lot about Poutine. 

Thank you Jacob- it was a pleasure meeting you and we sure hope to find our way to Canada in 2017!


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Episode #75: Krissy Moehl- Chuckanut 50k

March 14, 2017

With the 25th running of the Chuckanut 50k happening this weekend we thought it would be a great time to talk to the amazing RD- Krissy Moehl. Krissy was kind enough (and patient enough) to join us for a podcast over the phone. Being in the final stages of preparation we cannot thank Krissy enough for taking the time to talk to us and give us all the details about the race and what the runners can expect. She has a couple other RD's helping and a load of volunteers to help make this event happen. Good Luck and we hope you all enjoy the show!

Photo Credit: Fred Marmsater

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Episode #50- Cory Reese: Author, Runner, Global Icon and a Contest

September 13, 2016

We are so excited to launch Episode #50...yes 50- we can barely believe it. We wanted a great guest when we hit this milestone and well- it happened. Cory Reese was in town and we threw him in Studio 78 to talk about everything he has been up to: 2 weeks removed from finishing Badwater, 1 week into a Best Selling book launch and less than 24 hours after pacing at Wasatch, Cory made the time to talk to TrailManners. We had an absolute blast and we cannot recommend his new book enough. Please do your self a favor and go get it ....Now Go Get It! 

Cory is such an amazing guy and you can feel his inspiring presence immediately when you meet. Thanks Cory for jumping in the bus and thanks for all you do!
And don't forget to enter the contest(s)- we are giving away 2 autographed copies of Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures from the back of the pack. 
Click HERE to buy his book.
For Cory's blog click HERE.
Show Notes:
  • How he got into running 
  • Book: Nowhere Near First
  • #satanslittlemicrowave
  • Race Directing
  • Eating an entire box of Twinkies
  • "The Cat Suit'
  • Contest

Episode #48- Turd’l Miller: He’s Back! Oh and he has new St George Race Series

August 30, 2016

Contest Alert. We had such a great time on Episode #10- we had to get Turdl back on the show. He made a trip up in his VW bus to Ogden so we took him on a run up to Malans Peak before we recorded. Once we did the 2000' climb in the heat of the day we crammed into Studio78 and gave him a microphone and the shenanigans were underway- as well as the sweet scent of man.

We talk about his year as well as a cool race he is starting down in Southern Utah.
We also have a contest to a question that Turdl needs answered- when you answer it correctly you will be put into a drawing for a free race entry to his race!!!
Just respond on the Facebook link to this show- Good Luck!
Thanks again Turdl for a very entertaining show.
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Episode #11- Luke Nelson: “You can do more than you think you can.”

January 19, 2016
PODCAST note: There is a SMUT race contest with this episode. That's right- a free entry into the distance of your choice for Scout Mountain Ultra but that's not all- you will also receive a Patagonia hat AND shirt from the race. Make sure to listen to find out all the details..
With the Outdoor Retailers Show showing up in SLC, UT we knew we had to score a few high quality shows. The opportunity to throw a mic at Luke Nelson was a no brainer. Not only is he one of those people that you want to be around but he makes you feel warm and fuzzy. Luke grew up in the mountains but it wasn't until a dare to run a marathon got him fired up about running and the rest is history. 
Luke was dared to sign up a week before a local marathon (with no training) and he obliged. He had about a week to get ready so he started training. A few days after he registered he got in a 3 mile training run but that left his legs a bit tired and sore. In true runner fashion he decided to taper after those 3 miles and let the legs rest. A couple days after that he raced that marathon and finished in 3:10 and third in his age group- he was hooked. 
Luke has traveled all over the world running and racing but calls Pocatello, Idaho his home. He is no stranger to adventure runs and as he says "there is always something in the cooker".
Luke just finished up one of those runs with partner in crime- Ty Draney. They seem to always come up with "very bad ideas" and laugh to tell about it. 
2016 is a big year for Luke, he has retained a coach and is gearing up for the Sky Running World Extreme series in Europe. 
We had a great time chatting with Luke and we thank him for all he has done for the sport. 
Check out more of Luke on his site HERE
For more info on the SMUT races- Click HERE 
Show Notes:
  • SMUT Races- World Class Events
  • Race Directing is harder than running an Ultra
  • Luke and Ty Draney take on the Grey's River Range
  • Sky Running World Extreme Series
  • Rickey Gates FKT Project
  • SMUT Entry Give-away!

Episode #10- Turd’l Miller: “Man, I feel like a woman.”

January 12, 2016
If you have ever been to a Ultra Adventure race, you most likely came across Turdl Miller. He is an all around good guy and let's face it- he is pretty darn funny too. Turdl took some time from Outdoor Retailers in SLC, UT to invite us into his 1989 VW Bus for a very memorable show. 
We discussed his role at Ultra Adventures as well as his 2016 race schedule. TrailManners found out Turdl has put in for the 2016 Wasatch 100 and we hope the lottery gods #LetTurdlRun! 
We received some great insight into the VanLife from a seasoned pro and walked away enlightened.
We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did recording it.
For more information on the Ultra Adventures Race Series- just click HERE. 

Show Notes:

  • Ultra Adventures
  • VanLife
  • Turdl is delicious?
  • #LetTurdlRun
  • Bus Yelp

Episode #9- Jim Skaggs: Race Directing and Enabling

January 5, 2016

It's a New Year and here at TrailManners we are off and running. And we thought we would kick it off with a local legend, awesome RD and all around great guy- Jim Skaggs.

Jim has been a solid presence in the Wasatch Mountains since they formed. He has done so much for the trail and ultra running community in Utah and we wanted to know more about him. 
He started the Buffalo Run with a little over 100 runners and now as he exceeds 800 he still hasn't lost that small race, home town feel. With his home brew and amazing wife Karen (the best stew cook this side of the Mississippi) they make sure all the runners have a great time before and after the race. You would be hard pressed to find a chink in his armor other than the fact he doesn't like IPA's. 
Jim not only puts on incredible races but he gets out and performs at the best of them too. He is a Grand Slammer and throws in the occasional 5k for fun. He is well versed in the art of racing- from timed runs on a flat track to going sub 30 at Wasatch. We were excited to sit down with Jim and ask him the hard questions....or something like that.

Head on over to Buffalo Run Adventures and see what all the hoopla is about!

Show Notes:
  • Race Directing
  • Buffalo Run Adventures
  • Being a Race Addict
  • Fear of "getting old"