Category Archives: Racing

Fast Times at High Mountain Ridge AKA Greylock Glen Snowshoe Race

With the Empire State Building Run Up (the unofficial world championships of stair climbing) only 2 weeks away, my training has been fast and furious… Continue reading

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I Love Woodford Snowshoe Race

The rains may have washed away the snow in the rest of New England, but up on Woodford Mountain, the snow was heavy and deep. Perfect conditions for the first of the 2010 Dion Snowshoes WMAC Snowshoe Series… Continue reading

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Tim VanOrden’s Running Raw Times – November 9th 2009

November 3rd marked the 4th Anniversary of the Running Raw Project and my 5th anniversary of stepping on to the raw path. What seemed like a very narrow path 5 years ago has become quite the popular thoroughfare. It really amazes me how quickly the tides of change can sweep upon our shores… Continue reading

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There is no ‘safe word’ at Loon Mtn.

It’s time once again for the most challenging race in the New England Mountain Running Series – The Loon Mountain Race. This demanding 5.8 mile race climbs well over 3,000 vertical feet with sections reaching 45% in slope. The best of New England will be out in full force tomorrow morning to test themselves on the double black diamond ski trail aptly called “Upper Walking Boss”… Continue reading

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Lock and Load at the Cranmore Mtn. Hill Climb

Somehow 2009 has managed to zoom to the halfway point in the calendar and I find myself firmly entrenched in my 41st year. The race that I’ve been training for since January is now finally staring me square in the face. The USA Mountain Running Championships and North American-Central American-Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships are to take place tomorrow, June 28th at 9:00am at Mt. Cranmore in North Conway, NH. Continue reading

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Speed Works!

This past Sunday at the Northfield Mtn. Race (New England Trail Championships) I felt like I had been hit by a truck. The two weeks prior had been incredibly stressful. My grandfather passed away, two days before his 99th birthday after three days of struggling with congestive heart failure… Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never

I’ve been told that opportunity only knocks once. The person who shared this cautionary wisdom with me must be wearing earplugs most of the time, because I hear opportunity knocking constantly. In fact, it often knocks the loudest after you missed the first knock on the door… Continue reading

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Bennington Monument Stair Climb Preview

For the first time since the early 1970’s, the stairs of the historic Bennington Battle Monument in Bennington, VT will be open to the public in the first annual Bennington Monument Stair Climb. This event will also be the first time that a stair climb race has taken place inside of an historic monument in the United States Continue reading

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Running Raw in the Wall Street Journal

After a lengthy interview with a reporter from the Wall Street Journal in the Spring of 2008 about being a vegan athlete, I suggested that he also get in touch with NFL star Tony Gonzalez. Continue reading

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The Challenges of the Tram Road Challenge

You have all heard the saying “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”. Wise words indeed considering that most of our great endeavors involve an initial “failure” and learning curve. Continue reading

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