Paul Kirsch of Madison, NH took over the position of Mountain/Ultra/Trail Chair for USATF-New England in September 2006, replacing Richard Bolt who relocated to Oregon in the Spring of '06. Rich continues to hold a prominent position in US Mountain Running as a member of the USATF-MUT council.
Paul is an avid trail, mountain and snowshoe runner who got his start in mountain running with his first Mount Washington race in 1998. He is the Team Manager for the US Junior Mountain Running Team (since 2010) and a member of the national USATF MUT Council, and race director of the Cranmore Hill Climb and Loon Mountain Race, which are both part of the USATF-NE Mountain Circuit. He has the good fortune to live in the Mount Washington Valley, where he does almost all of his running on trails.
Paul's goals for Mountain/Ultra/Traul running follow those of his predecessors:
Promote Mountain and Trail Running on the local and national levels
Encourage New England mountain race directors to bid on USATF trail and mountain championships.
Attract more road athletes to Mountain and Trail Running
Listen to any concerns or questions about MUT or snowshoe sports and pass them on to the USATF MUT Council
Be a source of information for athletes interested in making the Teva US Mountain Running Team
Keep people informed about upcoming mountain, trail and snowshoe races.
You can contact Paul via email