By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
Back in January Andy Jones-Wilkins wrote in a blog post on iRunFar:
Whether intended or not, High Lonesome’s policy has the effect of dividing the running community into “UTMB runners” and “non-UTMB runners.” By forcing athletes into making this black and white choice, High Lonesome is perpetuating the divisiveness we see in so much of society today.
How do I know that the values of UTMB and Ironman do not “reflect the values of the sport?”
Seems like this Whistler kerfuffle changed AJW’s mind, as it did with many people. On his latest episode of his podcast ‘Crack a Brew with AJW‘ he announces that he’s done with UTMB, praises High Lonesome for seeing Ironman as the “big evil corporation” early on, and seems be in favor now of creating two running camps.
Back on X/Twitter:
I am pleased to share that representatives from the UTMB group have reached out to me to share thoughts on their partnership with Ironman.
Curious what this will lead to. Stay tuned.