If you hear a boisterous cackle in the woods, it likely belongs to Barb McCloud. Barb is a positive and uplifting spirit on the trails and off of the trails. Her spontaneous nature allows her to sign up for races you've deliberated on for years; in her world, no challenge is too great.
A 50K three-thousand miles from home with more elevation than she's ever seen? Done.
A 100K filled with challenging climbs and descents on some of Western, NY's most challenging trails? Sounds like a fun adventure.
Barb continues to challenge herself off the trails in yoga and in rock-climbing. Challenging yoga poses or rock-climbing routes become problems that can be solved with enough perseverance. Barb is currently training for a multitude of races with the most notable being Many on the Genny and Twisted Branch (thanks to the encouragement of Chris!).