All posts by Finn Melanson

Finn Melanson

About Finn Melanson

My name is Finn Melanson, I am an ultra-marathoner, and I care deeply about Maine. Runner’s High is a blog that combines my passion for running with a desire to promote the great outdoors and strengthen our state’s sense of community through coverage of the road-running, trail-running, ultra-running, and hiking communities and their impacts on Maine’s economic and social livelihood. Thank you for reading.

Race of The Month: The Robert Burns 10K

Each month, we put the spotlight on a great local race.  This month, our feature is the 2nd running of the “Robert Burns 10K”.  Last week, we had the honor of interviewing Co-Race Director, Edward Swain.  This week’s post reflects that conversation. Honoring a Hero “My Scottish heritage certainly played a factor.  The date for the […]

Gary Allen, The Millinocket Marathon, and a New World Order for Running

Prelude “We started very organically in the pre-internet era.  It was sometime around 1991.  There were 4 or 5 of us in the car on the highway en route to some race.  That’s when we spotted them on the highway–the crows–and it really made us reflect on their existence.  They were fearless, edgy, and hungry […]

A Brief, Incomplete History of Trail and Mountain Running

Disclaimer:  As I take on the impromptu and unofficial role of trail and mountain running “historian” here, I will be glossing over, or even ignoring, many significant moments in the history and development of the sport in order to highlight facts that are formative for this specific write-up.   Born to Run? Our story precedes […]