219 episodes

Our weekly podcast shares the unique perspective of the North East, Beast Coast Ultra running scene: raw, impulsive, and irreverent. The Cultra Trail Running Podcast is a place where we can get together and discuss all the fun stuff that happens on the trails that most normal people don't care about. Join the Cult! or maybe you already have without realizing it... resistance is futile.

Cultra Trail Running Art Byram

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    • 4.8 • 81 Ratings

Our weekly podcast shares the unique perspective of the North East, Beast Coast Ultra running scene: raw, impulsive, and irreverent. The Cultra Trail Running Podcast is a place where we can get together and discuss all the fun stuff that happens on the trails that most normal people don't care about. Join the Cult! or maybe you already have without realizing it... resistance is futile.

    Why Do We Run Trail Races

    Why Do We Run Trail Races

    The Full Cultra Crew takes a look at why we race, and compare it to creating our own adventures. We question if/why there seems to be a recent decline in race attendance?  Are we cannibals, or are we just cheap? And if no one is racing anymore, why is it so damn hard to get into Western States?  We look at things through our grass roots microscope, and give a hot take on this and so much more.
    AFB tries to figure out what happened at Blue 2 Blue,we talk Pauling 24 Hour race with Phred, get ready for Nipmuck and look again at last week’s episode. It is also jam packed with Jackassing around…
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    Outro music by Nick Byram
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Top Tips for Trail Safety and Independence From an All Women's Perspective

    Top Tips for Trail Safety and Independence From an All Women's Perspective

    An all female Crew discusses what they do to stay safe and have fun on the trails. Evil Becky Burke invites Gelato, Jessica Crandall, and Emily "The Mayor of Cultra City" Mayer and they kick the dudes to the curb, (because they need to listen, not speak) before giving the scoop on some of the issues most important to Women on the trail. But this episode is so much more!  Be sure to listen to the very end for a special hilarious tutorial on how to take a screen shot with your PC!  
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    • 2 hr 8 min
    Gender Inequality at UTMB?

    Gender Inequality at UTMB?

    We had a plan but then the Crew dives down more rabbit holes than Watership Down.  But we do get to talk about Amy Mower's excellent book Run To Save Your Life, plus we review  lotsa races before taking a look at the finisher's rate broken out by Gender at this year's UTMB and compare it to many other races, then asked the question.  Why are there so few women running the "most prestigious" ultra race in the world, and why is it so much lower than other comparable races? (spolier alert) We just guess, because we really don't know shit about it. What do you think?
    Plus it is the 2 year anniversary of AFB's 419 mile Erie Canal Bike Trip!
    Outro music by Nick Byram
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    What Running Watch Should I Buy? With Dave "Chase The Summit" Dillon

    What Running Watch Should I Buy? With Dave "Chase The Summit" Dillon

    Cultra is Chillin' with Dillon! Dave Dillon is a quality human being and he's YouTube famous- over 67,000 subscribers can't be wrong! Dave offers sharp insight on trail running and stellar product reviews, all delivered in a professional and matter-of-fact manner in HD. So What Watch should you buy? Tune in to find out about this plus latest news on some FKT's and other dank beta.
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    • 2 hr 7 min
    Ultimate Wrong Direction on The Midstate Trail plus UTMB

    Ultimate Wrong Direction on The Midstate Trail plus UTMB

    This episode has everything but Jimmy Mac! We give a professional AF jackassessment  of UTMB, or was it UTMP? Cultra Bot gets feisty with the Crew.  Then we give tips for how to get to Aspen via Leadville as part of a workaround if Glenwood Canyon s***s the bed, and shout out Harvey Lewis.  Ultra walker Andy Cable has completed one of the most beautiful projects, running at least 5 miles in every one of Connecticut’s 169 towns, and connects them into a single connected maze! Phred cross examines AFB about what it was like to run every Blue Blaze Trail in CT. We preview the Dumbass Dice Challenge, talk some Nipmuck Alpaca Llama love aid stations, and even preview early leaf catching season. Have you read Amy Mower’s book Run To Save Your Life: A Compilation of Poetry and Short Stories by Runners But this all is just a warmup for AFB’s review of the $35 Nevo Rhino Hydration Pack AKA: Ultimate Wrong Direction.  Do we really need to spend more than $100 for a hydration pack? Tune in to find out.
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    • 2 hr 10 min
    Finishing Eastern States 100 with Bessic

    Finishing Eastern States 100 with Bessic

    Eastern States 100 is some graduate level shit, and eats people up with its elevation, and tough AF tecnical BS. What happens when life gets in the way and you toe the line and your not fully trained? Bessic shares his experience at this race and tells the story of his grind.  He also gives a masterful reading of the Patreons. Don miss this. 
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    • 2 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

@scottykummer ,

5 Stars

I miss Jimmy Mac but Beckey makes up for it.

J Heinz ,

Not just another running podcast

Best thing to come out of Connecticut since the hamburger. Love the pointless banter; and they do a decent job of interviewing runners about races, gadgets, crew, etc.

Radio Trail ,

Best running Podcast

Great hosts, great content! This podcast is what Northeast trail running is all about. Every episode is entertaining and worth a listen.

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