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Big Dog Trail Run – 2009 Results

big-dogLast Saturday, Lincoln Parish Park in Ruston, Louisiana hosted the Big Dog Trail Run to help burn off those Thanksgiving day calories. 133 athletes enjoyed playing in the dirt.

The trail run included 5, 10, 20, and 31 miles of hilly single track running (10 mile loop) that included some rocks and roots to keep everyone honest. These type of distances can expose nearly all runners to the beauty of trail running and movement. I like it!

The Results

5 Mile

Ben Hall cruised through and won the five mile event with a time of 34:12 (6:50 min/mile). Top female, Rachel Scott, ran her way to a 43:44 (8:45 min/mile) finish.

Top 3 male:

  1. Ben Hall – 34:12
  2. Gary Wilson – 37:01
  3. Dougless Skelton II – 40:09

Top 3 female:

  1. Rachel Scott – 43:44
  2. Kim Klipping – 50:15
  3. Jennifer Carter – 52:58

10 Mile

Nathan Davis ran away from everyone and took top honors with a time of 1:07:07 (6:43 min/mile). Steve Stowell and Mike Masur appeared to have an exciting run in the final miles with only 30 seconds separating the two.

Kelsie Baer ran unchallenged to win with a time of 1:34:09 (9:25 min/mile).

Top 3 female:

  1. Kelsie Baer – 1:34:09
  2. Lisa Merritt – 1:39:38
  3. Katy Moffett – 1:40:29

Top 3 male:

  1. Nathan Davis – 1:07:07
  2. Steve Stowell – 1:13:13
  3. Mike Masur – 1:13:43

20 Mile

Lawson Fall glided through the course with a 2:34:42 (7:44 min/mile) winning time. Teddi Schneider ran alone to win with a time of 3:29:40 (10:29 min/mile).

Top 3 male:

  1. Lawson Fall – 2:34:42
  2. Jim Norris – 2:57:55
  3. Larry Flies – 3:14:08

Top 3 2 female:

  1. Teddi Schneider – 3:29:40
  2. Rebecca Dey – 5:43:42

50 km

Fast footed Jeffrey Shaw scampered away from everyone with 4:22:12 (8:27 min/mile) on the clock. Christine Tokarz (Recent female winner of the Rockledge Rumble 50 km) displayed her consistency once again and crossed the line in 4:32:54 (8:48 min/mile) winning the women’s race and third overall. Tokarz was a mere 33 seconds behind second overall, Reggie Nolan.

Top 3 female:

  1. Christine Tokarz – 4:32:54
  2. Dianne Sulser – 6:02:40 (8th overall)
  3. Laurie Underwood – 6:29:35

Top 3 male:

  1. Jeffrey Shaw – 4:22:12
  2. Reggie Nolan – 4:31:21
  3. Tim Norwood – 4:45:21

Complete Results

Race Reports:

Congrats to everyone willing to get up Saturday morning and move the body!

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

(Photo: Courtesy of Pepe2000)

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

2 Responses to “Big Dog Trail Run – 2009 Results”

  1. on 11 Apr 2010 at 1:36 pm Michael Smith

    Hello David, we need help with the RHTA Project in Ruston.
    Dear Friends, RHTA is coming to Ruston May 12th!
    We need to get this out to all runners in LA!
    Please take time to read this!
    Lisa Smith-Batchen, will be traveling through all 50 states with the Running Nun, Sister MayBeth Lloyd, as she undertakes a feat never done or attempted; running 50 miles in each of the 50 states in just 60 days!! Imagine it…an Ultra Marathon each day, with travel days to and from HI and AK and two layover rest days! The goal of “Run Hope Through America” is to raise at least $1M for children that are without families, homes or hope.
    I know we all get hit up with request for help or donations from every friend that knows someone trying to raise money for something…stray dogs with fleas, homeless, three legged cats, infant zoo animals abandoned by single teenage mothers, etc. The “Run Hope Through America” reaches out for orphaned children that have no chance, and no ability or hope, to reach out for themselves. Consider your own kids, nieces, nephews or grandkids: you would, and do, make every effort to provide for every need and opportunity in your child’s life. But, there are millions of kids that have nothing and no one providing even life’s basic needs for them. They did not ask to be discarded and abandoned in life, and they do not know how or where to ask for help. The “Run Hope Through America” is an effort to undertake a monumental challenge to achieve a monumental goal; to raise $1M to answer the crys of children who’s crys will otherwise never be heard.
    The Run Hope Through America Project will commence in Morristown, NJ at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, April 19th. Please forward the story, the goal and the links to all your friends and ask them to take a look at the RHTA Project.
    Lisa and Sister MaryBeth will be interviewed on “Good Morning America” at 8:30 a.m. Friday, 4/16. Katie Couric will also be doing an hour highlight story about Lisa and RHTA, in addition to airing nightly updates of the location and progress of Lisa’s efforts.

    The US is a prosperous nation of over 310M people. If we can receive the donations of just $1 from just 1M people, the ultimate goal will be met. Bottom line: the challenge of “Run Hope Through America” needs your help! Every donation of any amount will be one step closer to the ultimate goal; a day of hope for a hopeless child.
    Micheal Smith
    708 227-4669

    Make sure you join the Run Hope Newsletter

  2. on 11 Apr 2010 at 1:45 pm Michael Smith

    We are coming to Ruston on May 12th and would loike to use the Linoln Parish Park lake loop. We need local volunteer help to access the course, contact local media and invite all area runner to join us and participate in a historical event. Lisa is scheduled to start her run each morning at 5:30 a.m. and hopes to have runners accompany her every step of her 2,500 mile adventure.
    As the RHTA project has gain national awareness and support, it has been determined that, with the support of runners nationwide, more miles will be covered by more runners than any other single event in modern history.
    Please help make the efforts and dreams of this remarkable woman and ultrarunner a reality; join RHTA on May 12th and be one of thousands to be logged into the record book.