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Lake McMurtry Trail Run 2010 Results


On April 3rd, the trail/ultra group up in Tulsa (TATURs), provided yet another opportunity to get your trail-race-on at the Lake McMurtry Trail Run. The 50 km / 25 km / 12 km event took place along the trails following the western shoreline of Lake McMurtry, located 70-ish miles west of Tulsa.

198 athletes enjoyed the lake trail run and got to experience the ever popular and somewhat frightening, Leap of Doom. The race website describes this 67.5 foot canyon as being “created in the Mesozoic Era and was once home to the prehistoric animal known as the Rubble Monster (Brontosaurus burgerus).”



There are two main 7.5 mile loops that runners get to enjoy. The longer you race, the more you get to enjoy them. I assume the 12 km event, only enjoys one of the loops.

The trail is mostly rooty single track along the shores of Lake McMurtry, where you get to enjoy Oak/Hickory forests and Red Cedar meadows. So lift up those heels! There are no major hills but some potential stream crossings.



Course map.



50 km

42 trail runners went ultra.

The front of the male race appeared to be three guys running their own race as each finished 25+ minutes apart. Once again a sub-4 hour run won the event, with Jay Jump crossing the finish line first, in 3:56:13. I bet that name helped with the Leap-of-Doom. Just a guess.

Top 3 male:

  1. Jay Jump – 3:56:13
  2. Michael Adams – 4:19:36
  3. Stormy Phillips – 4:48:27

The female race also had separation among the front runners, with Floridian Krystle Martinez, winning by almost nine minutes in 5:28:40.

Top 3 female:

  1. Krystle Martinez – 5:28:40
  2. Carie Harris – 6:17:29
  3. Vicky Arterburn – 6:25:55

25 km

The largest field of 79 went half-ultra.

Laura Blaney held strong to win the female race in 2:17:58. Shelley Egli and Elaine Palmquist were separated by just over two minutes, with Egli holding on to second place.

Top 3 female:

  1. Laura Blaney – 2:17:58
  2. Shelley Egli – 2:22:44
  3. Elaine Palmquist – 2:24:52

Joseph Gray…well…umm…wow…fast! Gray blasted through the 25 km course in 1:31:52. Course record! How does 5:55 min/mile sound? Second place was 20+ minutes back.

Top 3 male:

  1. Joseph Gray – 1:31:52 (*Course record*)
  2. Andrew Wadoski – 1:55:25
  3. Leonard Ake – 2:00:01

12 km

77 trail runners were ready to dodge roots and rocks and finish the near-quarter-ultra.

Joshua Carel was able to create enough separation to finish with a 50 second cushion over second place, with a winning time of 54:34. The dash for second place had much less cushion, try five seconds! Christopher Greenlee was able to hold a deep breath lead over Jeremy Franklin for the runner-up spot.

Top 3 male:

  1. Joshua Carel – 54:34
  2. Christopher Greenlee – 55:24
  3. Jeremy Franklin – 55:29

Cathy Carter went on to win the female race with 8:37 min/mile pace in 1:04:09. Second place was over two minutes back.

Top 3 female:

  1. Cathy Carter – 1:04:09
  2. Kristi Perryman – 1:06:29
  3. Kelly Tobin – 1:07:24

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:

  • Jim Simpson (68) traversed roots and rocks to finish the 50 km in 8:25:55. Good stuff!

Race Reports and Photos

Please share your Lake McMurtry adventure in the comment link below.

Congrats to all those that enjoyed a day in the dirt.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

(Photos: All photos courtesy Brian Hoover – RunnersWorldTulsa and TATURs)

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 “Lake McMurtry Trail Run 2010 Results”

  1. on 18 Apr 2010 at 9:31 am TZ

    Nice report. Love your webpage, and will link it to mine.


  2. on 19 Apr 2010 at 7:02 am David Hanenburg

    Thanks TZ! I always enjoy reading about your adventures as well.

    Happy Running!