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Cowtown Ultra 2010 Results

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On February 27th, the Cowtown Ultra took place on Febrary 27th along with the marathon event that danced its way through the streets of  Ft. Worth, Texas. This is one of the few road ultras in the region and there was a pretty solid turnout with 213 ultra athletes toeing the line.

Course

The 50 km ultra run follows the marathon course until mile 23.5 where an extra five mile section is included for those that think a marathon just isn’t enough. After this extra jaunt, the ultra athletes rejoin the marathon course for the final 2.5 miles.

This road course would probably be described as rolling. The profile image is anything but flat. The maximum spread between high/low points in 200 feet.

Course map

Course (marathon) profile

Results

Of the 213 runners, 157 were men and 56 were women.

Average finish time:

  • women – 5:35:00
  • men – 5:19:00

The female race was dominated by Kris Klotzbach who ran an average pace of 7:12 min/mile and out ran 97% of the male finishers. Klotzbach won with an even paced effort of 3:43:49.

Top 3 female:

  1. Kris Klotzbach (CO) – 3:43:49
  2. Allyson Weimer (OK) – 4:03:33
  3. Lorena Devlyn (TX) – 4:09:50

The top two males were separated by 1.5 minutes with Thomas Whalen and Jason Razo going after the win.

Whalen’s pace was hot through the halfway point but the miles began to take their toll and his pace remained fairly consistent but slower for a second place finish.

Razo displayed the most pacing wisdom with the most consistent pacing throughout the distance. He had the slowest start of the two runners through the halfway point. While Whalen began to slow after the 18 mile mark, Razo had his fastest eight mile stretch before slowing slightly the last five miles. This was fast enough for Razo to win with an average pace of 6:32 min/mile and time of 3:23:05.

Top 3 male:

  1. Jason Razo (TX) – 3:23:05
  2. Thomas Whalen (MO) – 3:24:41
  3. Patrick Flores (TX) – 3:35:38

Complete Results

The Tough-as-Nails Award

nails1The final finishers of an ultra distance event are some of the toughest athletes that are willing to stick with it to the best of their current ability and cross that darn finish line.

The Tough-as-Nails award recipients:

  • J Cohen (TX) persevered and finished the foot-based city tour in 8:17:43.

Race Reports

  • “…given the fact that my 6 year old Ayden, decided he would run through the finish line with me. Well, that was the plan my wife said, but once I got to him, about 200 yards from the finish, the little guy turns on after burners and sprints into the finish leaving me in the dust…” – Dan @ Tri My Will
  • Pacer’s view – “Over the next thirteen miles, however, we would lose all of them, as the heat and the distance took its toll, slowing each runner’s pace below ours.  By the time we reached mile twenty, Jason and I were on our own.” – Ryan V. @ Distorted Veracity
  • “Coming off the Trinity back onto the marathon course was great, only had a little over 2 miles to go and was seeing all the marathoners that were really struggling. I offered words of encouragement to every runner that I passed and told them they would get to that line soon.” – Derek @ Journey Through the Ultra World

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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.

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