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The Fair, Ducks, Dirt, Altitude, and 18,000 Feet – TALON Athletes Results

While the regional racing slows down, the national scene is getting HOT.

Here are some of the non-regional races and places TALON athletes got their endurance fix last weekend.

Three Days at the Fair

Timed event fans,  New Jersey had a 48/24/12/6 hour event called Three Days at the Fair. This timed run had athletes run along a .8578 mile pavement and crushed gravel loop through the Sussex Country Fairgrounds.

The race website contains some nice photo galleries and video with the RD explaining the event. You can also check out a nice aerial image of the course.


56 athletes were excited to loop-it-up across the various formats!

48 hour – Top Male and Female – TALON Athletes

  • Scott Brockmeier (GA) – 205.86 miles
  • Liz Bauer (GA) – 205.01 miles
  • Kimberly Sergeant (TX) – 130.38 miles (*7th overall*)

Umm, 48 hours and the top male and female separated by less than one mile. Wow!

24 hour – Top Female and Male

  • Susan Warren (NJ) – 100.36 miles
  • Shiran Kochavi (NJ) – 123.52

12 hour – Top Male and Female

  • David Lettieri (NJ) – 56.61 miles
  • Aubrey Blanda (NJ) – 52.32 miles

Complete Results for all events.

Race Reports

  • 24 hour – “The highlight of the early evening was the incredible fireworks display that took place adjacent to the course just after 9:30 saturday night!” – by Rundangerously @ Rundangerously
  • 24 hour – “The ‘3 days at the fair’ was my third ’24 hour’ event, and while it was not my best in miles, it was definately the most fun.” – by  CTmarathoner @ running around ct
  • “…On the other hand, this is my blog, and I can call the race whatever I want. Following is my race report for the “DEATH BY ASPHALT” 48-Hour Race…” – by Steven T. @ Steve’s Blog


Dances With Dirt

Nashville, Indiana hosts a 50 mile, 50 km, marathon, and 1/2 marathon trail running adventure called Dances With Dirt – Gnaw Bone.

This character filled event has the following course description:

The footing (What footing?) is rocky, muddy (a few river crossings) and loose in places. The trail is not maintained (non-existent) in some areas. We love this stuff and hope you do too. ILK RULES! Bring on the ILK! ILK me! Is the trail as tough as advertised? Yes and No. It’s no run down a nature trail (but at times it is just that), you will get wet and muddy. You won’t get swept down stream in any whitewater. Some big hills but no supplemental oxygen is needed. Our descriptions are a disclaimer. All in all, a great run in a beautiful environment…with stupid spots.

Sounds like fun! 🙂

Short clip highlighting the fun race start and some choice outfits.

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)


50 mile – Top Male and Female

  • Kai Keliikuli (MI) – 9:03:36
  • Jessica Southers (TN) – 10:04:38

50 km – Top Female and Male – TALON Athletes

  • Anna Weisbrodt (MI) – 5:39:03
  • Scott Breeden (IN) – 5:03:20
  • Brent Schmitter (TX) – 6:30:04
  • John Krillenberger (AR) – 6:05:51

Marathon – Top Male and Female

  • Patrick Mcwilliams (IN) – 5:17:58
  • Sandi Withington – 5:27:10

Complete Results for all events.



Bishop High Sierra Ultramarathons

The 17th Annual Bishop High Sierra Ultramarathon is a high altitude race, with lots of climbing, in the scenic foothills of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Trail runners can enjoy the 100 km, 50 mile, 50km, and 20 mile events. Most of the courses are on fire-roads with a some single track.


100 km – Top Male and Female

  • Juan Sanchez (CA) – 10:51:30
  • Jamie Frink (CA) – 13:02:02

50 mile – Top Female and Male – TALON Athletes

  • Jeff Kozak (CA) – 8:08:42
  • Sada crawford (CA) – 9:05:55
  • Larry Cawthon (NM) – 12:39:12
  • Jarone Blanchette (NM) – 13:59:31

50 km – Top Male and Female

  • Dan Yarborough (CA) – 4:00:48
  • Anne Langstaff (CA) – 6:05:37

Race Reports

  • “I had my first race water crossing, which I charged through full steam ahead. The water was freezing cold and I ended up with a ton of dirt and pebbles in my shoes, but it was fun to do!” – by Josh @ J-Tris


Mind the Ducks 12 Hour

Western New York hosts a timed event in Seneca Park called Mind the Ducks 12 Hour. The approximately 1/2 mile asphalt loop course leads athletes around Trout Lake with the park. You have 12 hours to run, walk, skip, sit, talk, sleep…your choice.

Course Map

Course Photos – Looks like a scenic loop.


33 athletes said, “YES!” to the loopy fun.

Top Male and Female – TALON Athletes

  • Mark Seigers (NY) – 87.256 miles (pace: 8:13 min/mile)
  • Erin Osetek (NC) – 66.667 miles (pace: 10:45 min/mile)
  • Karen Riddle (TX) – 51.961 miles (pace: 13:48 min/mile)

Complete Results

Race Photos

Video highlighting the day.

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)


Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run

The 16th annual MMT 100 took place in Fort Valley, Virginia. The 100 mile saw-blade profile is scattered with 700 – 1500 foot climbs and descents through the Massanutten Mountains of the Shenandoah Valley. This trail adventure provides over 18,000 feet leg burn climbing joy.

Course Map


114 athletes finished within the 36 hour cutoff.

Top Male and Female – TALON Athletes

  • Dan Barger (CA) – 20:25:48
  • Sheryl Wheeler (NY) – 24:54:45
  • Olga Varlamova (TX) – 27:16:12
  • Larry King (TX) – 27:55:26

Complete Results

Race Reports and Photos

  • “The climbs are bitches, and downhills are mo-fo’s. All and every one of them.” – by Olga @ Run More Talk Less
  • “And, there are times we were literally running for a few miles at a time on the top of heavily wooded ridges with scenic vistas to both the left and right. It is during these times when I’m reminded why I run in these races.” – by Larry @ To Live a Life
  • Collection of Photos


Congrats to all those that laced them up over the weekend!

Question for you all – Do you like having a bit of coverage for the events outside the region? (for those events that include TALON athletes)

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

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 “The Fair, Ducks, Dirt, Altitude, and 18,000 Feet – TALON Athletes Results”

  1. on 21 May 2010 at 9:09 pm Jeff L


    I enjoy seeing writeups of races outside the region, but I like to enter events in other parts of the country too – for instance, you could highlight the McNaughton Trail Races up in Vermont on May 8, with two finishers of the 200 mile race on an incredibly muddy course in the Vermont mountains. We ended up taking our time and finishing the 30-mile very slowly. Also finished the Bob Potts Heritage Rail Trail marathon up in York, PA while I was up here.

  2. on 25 May 2010 at 8:19 am David Hanenburg

    Jeff L – Thanks for the feedback. Congrats on the trail adventures on the east coast!

    The biggest challenge is that I currently want to keep the focus on regional athletes, so the national events that don’t list the athlete’s State in the results, I skip. (The McNaughton event, for instance.)