Tag Archives: Race

Xterra Panther Creek 2019

By | July 30, 2019

One of my favorite races – Xterra Panther Creek. I was able to squeeze in a quick trip for this race on the last day of family vacation. Snuck out Saturday afternoon from the mountains of NC in my wife’s car, snuggled up in the back of the SUV at a Panther Creek campsite, and… Read More »

Xterra Tsali 2019

By | July 18, 2019

Another wet one at Tsali this year. Not quite as bad as 2018 when we had light rain before the race and during setup, but definitely slick with puddles on the trails. This is always a fun race with a local, relaxed vibe and this year was no different. Gone Riding does a great job… Read More »

Xterra Knoxville 2019

By | June 3, 2019

Wow. Dirty Bird Events absolutely crushed this race. Amazing setup, more volunteers than I’ve ever seen at a race, and excellent course markings throughout. Did I mention the enthusiastic volunteers? Well done! Weather was great, water temp was perfect (not wetsuit legal), and the trails were dry. As seems to be the case lately, I… Read More »

Xterra DINO Southern Indiana 2017

By | July 21, 2017

First time heading up to this race at Versailles State Park in Southern Indiana.  The crew at DINO (Do INdiana Offroad) do a great job making this an easy race to attend for the first time.  With experience directing trail runs, mountain bike races, and triathlons, they had great course markings and delivered a good vibe.  I… Read More »

Xterra Tsali 2017

By | June 26, 2017

After missing the 2016 event, it was great to get back to this fun event again in 2017.  Tsali isn’t near anything, and that is what makes this a great destination race.  Taking place on the south side of Smoky Mountain National Park with the swim in Fontana Lake really sets this race apart from… Read More »

Xterra Oak Mountain 2017

By | May 25, 2017

Another excellent Xterra America Tour event – the Xterra Southeast Championship in Pelham, AL at Oak Mountain State Park.  This is a killer park for all things outdoors.  Great trails as well as lots of road bikers, swimmers, and campers.  It even has a BMX course that is open to anyone to try out. May 20th,… Read More »

Xterra Panther Creek – 2016

By | August 1, 2016

Xterra Panther Creek July 31, 2016 0.5 mile swim, 13 mile bike, 4.2 mile run Results here Great atmosphere at this event from Dirty Bird Events.  Panther Creek State Park is a relatively remote park east of Knoxville, TN in Morristown, TN.  The swim is a two lap course so you’re close to all the… Read More »

Xterra Oak Mountain 2016

By | May 22, 2016

My first time at Oak Mountain for the Xterra race.  What an excellent event!  While I love the chill nature of the local races, it’s nice to participate in a qualifier for Xterra Worlds and see world champs like Josiah Middaugh gritting it out on the same course.  I also talked to folks from California and… Read More »

Xterra Lock 4 Blast, Gallatin, TN – 2015

By | August 17, 2015

This race claims to be the longest running Xterra race in the continental US!  This year a legend in Tennessee, professional triathlete Craig Evans, took over the race director role.  The race is held at Lock 4 park in Gallatin, TN – a great venue near Nashville, TN.  Hit the race while your family sleeps… Read More »