One of the toughest 100 milers in the US called the Grindstone 100 is this Friday in Swoope, VA. Chris Reed will be back this year after getting a hard earned 2nd place OA the last 2 years. This course is really 101.8 miles and brutal with over 23k in climb and loss.The 9th annual Stumpjump 50k is also this weekend in Chattanooga, TN. Mark Lundblad will be toeing the line on this mostly singletrack and technical course. There is also an 11 mile race option. Jim Johnson will be racing at the Gary Millen 5k in Conway, NH.