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2013 Heart of The South 500 / 200 - Race Director's Report

2013 Heart of The South 500 / 200 – Race Director’s Report

story by Tom Robertshaw,   The 2013 HOS 500 The Heart of the South 500 was delayed a week this year due to Easter, luckily, as it was snowing on all three mountains Easter weekend!  A storm came through just before Easter that laid many trees down on Fort Mountain and Cheaha, this would have […]

2012 Heart of the South 500/200 Official Results

Kurt Searvogel wins the solo 2012 edition of the Heart of the South 500 in a time of 32hrs 4mins.  Valerio Zamboni was in second at 35hrs 38mins followed by Kelly Parham in 38hrs 29mins.  It was a tough race with not only the difficult course making an impact, but the severe thunderstorms taking their […]

Valerio Zamboni - Setting A Record Pace Across Florida

Valerio Zamboni – Setting A Record Pace Across Florida

Story by Valerio Zamboni, When I established my race calendar for the 2012 biking season, I did it considering three main goals that I wanted to achieve: improve my race time at RAAM, defend with dignity my position at Race Across Ireland (RAI) and keep an eye to the World Ultracycling Cup.   Considering the […]

Zamboni's W-E Florida Record Pending Certification

Zamboni’s W-E Florida Record Pending Certification

Last report from Gregory, race director : Sunday morning at 2:20am (January 15th, 2012) Valerio Zamboni completes his West to East Florida State Crossing record attempt.  Subject to verification by the UMCA, Valerio’s 24 hour 20 minute crossing will establish a new target for other Ultra Marathon Cyclists to chase.  In spite of the freezing […]

2011 RACE AROUND IRELAND - Race Organizer's Report

2011 RACE AROUND IRELAND – Race Organizer’s Report

Story courtesy of Emmet Roche, Too windy for windmills and too rough for surfing. This was the case as Hurricane Katia battered the northwest of the country at the start of last week.  As the riders of the 2011 Race Around Ireland stood on the start line in Navan on the Sunday evening, they’re anxiousness […]

Valerio Zamboni's - Race Around Ireland Wrap Up

Valerio Zamboni’s – Race Around Ireland Wrap Up

Story By, Valerio Zamboni – 2011 Race Around Ireland Champion Photos Courtesy - Lex Kar Elly, Michael Hausberger, Andreas Bürgy, Jürgen Gruber  When hurricane Katia was announced to hit Northern Ireland on the day of the race start, I felt a bit uncomfortable, but I also figured that if conditions became severe, either the race organizer or the local […]

2011 Montello 24hr - The Zamboni Report

2011 Montello 24hr – The Zamboni Report

Written by – Valerio Zamboni Montello in Italian means a sort of small mountain, which is a bit different than a hill because a Montello is more evoking the shape of a mountain; just like the difference between a real tree and a bonsai.  Volpago del Montello is situated in the heart of Veneto and […]

2011 24-hr of Montello, Italy - European Ultracycling Season Opens

2011 24-hr of Montello, Italy – European Ultracycling Season Opens

Race Directors Fabio Biasiolio and Sara Taglialatela have declared the third running of the Montello 24-hr – Memorial Mauro Marcata race a huge success.  The early season event held in the beautiful Veneto region of Italy, which is Fabio’s “Old training grounds,” memorializes Fabio’s long time training partner and friend Mauro Marcata who tragically passed in 2007.  It is […]

Heart of the South 500: A Hometown Affair

Heart of the South 500: A Hometown Affair

By, Mike Wilson My name is Mike Wilson and I’m an ultra cyclist from San Diego, California.  I also work as a marketer in the Sporting Goods industry. On April 1, 2011, I did two things that I’ve never done before: I raced the Heart of the South 500 and I won an Ultra Marathon. Although […]

Heart Of The South 500/200 – Official Results Announced

2011 Heart of the South 500/200 Results HOS 500, 517 Miles Men Solo 21-50                                                   Age             Time Mike Wilson          San Diego, CA                         37                35+50* Overall Distance Winner Randy Mouri         Fairfax, Va                               51                40+16 Ed Garrison           Cordova, TN                            51                41+45 Jeff Bonk              Souix Falls, SD                         32                44+23 Men Solo 51-60 Valerio Zamboni    Monaco                                    56                41+53* Stephen […]

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