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Ouachita Trail Run 2010 Results

Ouachita-trail-run-1Over the weekend a course record fell, as 165 trail runners enjoyed the Arkansas outdoors at the Ouachita Trail Run in Little Rock, Arkansas. Athletes had two ultra flavors to choose from; the 50 mile or 50 km.

Course

Both the 50 mile and 50 km runners enjoyed the same rocky mostly out-and-back single track course that leads athletes over Pinnacle mountain and along the shores of Lake Maumelle. There is six miles of road running in the mix as well.

Course Map

Results

50 mile

54 excited athletes desired the 50 mile journey in nature.

Tom Brennan set a new course record with the first sub 8-hour finish time for this course. Brennan completed the 50 miles in 7:56:41 with Stan Ferguson chasing over 45 minutes back.

Top 3 male:

  1. Tom Brennan – 7:56:71 (*course record*)
  2. Stan Ferguson – 8:40:35
  3. David Murphy – 8:47:07

The female race was strung out at the front with Natalie Sims leading the charge. Sims won in 9:57:52 with Karen Martin crossing the finish 40 minutes later.

Top 3 female:

  1. Natalie Sims – 9:57:52
  2. Karen Martin – 10:37:31
  3. Jenny Weatter – 11:24:38

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(Athletes enjoying the climb. Yes, I think that is a kilt!)

50 km

111 athletes said the 50 km is the perfect distance.

The female race was an exciting one with Carrie Tracy and Shirley Hyman separated by a mere 21 seconds after 50 km of running. Hyman was able to arrive to the finish first slightly ahead, in a time of 6:38:18.

Top 3 female:

  1. Shirley Hyman – 6:38:18
  2. Carrie Tracy – 6:38:39
  3. Hillary Looney – 6:40:45

While the female race was close at the front, the male race had more separation between runners. Matt Sims worked his way through the rocky single track to win in 4:41:02.

Top 3 male:

  1. Matt Sims – 4:41:02
  2. PoDog Vogler – 4:58:51
  3. Jake Anderson – 5:45:00

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(Rocks are fun!)

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:

  • Billy Still kept the forward momentum going to finish the 50 mile in 13:46:35.
  • 79 year old, Glen Zirbel, inspired many by finishing the 50 km in 12:17:56.

Complete Results

Race Reports and Photos

  • 50 km – “Looking back, it is rather simple… Pinnacle Mountain chewed me up and spit me out before I know what hit me.” by Bill @ Moderately Hellacious Slacker . Bill also record some short video clips highlighting some of the crazy rocky terrain.
  • Collection of professional photos of climbing up Pinnacle Mountain by Nick Dawson of Black Dog Photo Productions.

Feel free to share your experience or report in the comment link. That has to be some more good reports out there.

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David – EnduranceBuzz.com

(Photos: All photos courtesy of Nick Dawson of Black Dog Photo Productions.)

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 “Ouachita Trail Run 2010 Results”

  1. on 21 Apr 2010 at 2:59 pm Bill Cox

    Yes, that was a kilt. If running in a kilt could make me as fast as him I’d buy one today!

    -Bill
    http://www.TrailheadEndurance.blogspot.com

  2. on 22 Apr 2010 at 3:14 pm David Hanenburg

    It must be that new Coolmax Kilt. Is it just a fad or here to stay. 😉