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The Shoe Trail Run – Race #3 of Capt’n Karl Series – 2010 Results

Plenty of dirty fun and series champs crowned!

The third and final race of the Capt’n Karl summer trail series completed last weekend at the The Shoe, a short drive northwest of Austin, Texas at the Muleshoe Bend Recreational Area. (Race #1 and Race #2 summaries)

Once again, you could enjoy a 60 km, 30 km, or 10 km scamper on the Texas trail.


The course basically consists of a big squiggly clockwise loop that included a very short out-and-back at the end of the loop so you get your money’s worth.

The single-track trail.

The 60/30 km runners run the same loop four or two times while the 10 km athletes run one loop that breaks off from the main loop for a short distance to reduce the total loop distance, and then reconnects to the main trail loop. Got that?

Course Map

The 10 km has about 450 feet of climb/descent.

The 60/30 km course has 750 feet per loop.

(10 km course profile.)

The biggest climb seems to be in the middle of the course at around 90-100 feet.

Special thanks to Jeff for the 10 km Garmin data.


A total 170 excited trail runners toed the start line.

60 km

The male race and series win came down to two guys, Derek Purvis and Steve Berrones. Both athletes finished in the top five in race #1/2 of the series. Derek finished behind Steve in race #1, Steve finished behind Derek in race #2. Add each of their individual race times and Steve had about a three minute buffer going into this race. Game on!

From the start Derek built separation from Steve. After loop one, Derek had about a seven minute lead…but would it hold? With lap two and lap three completed, Derek’s lead increased to 15 minutes. On loop four, Steve cut into the lead but it wasn’t enough on this day. Derek crossed the line with nearly a 12 minute buffer, with a time of 6:21:11 and series overall champ. Steve finished a strong second in 6:33:01.

Top 5 male

  1. Derek Purvis – 6:21:11
  2. Steve Berrones – 6:33:01
  3. Larry King – 6:45:56
  4. Thomas Orf – 7:07:12
  5. Scott Rabb – 7:18:35

The female lace was lead from start to finish by Tracy Holland. Tracy finish with a time of 7:43:05 which was also strong enough for 10th overall. Carrie Delbecq worked  her way through many of the lead women as the miles progressed and finished second in 8:24:21

The female series champ came down to Rochelle Frazeur and Julie Grant. Rochelle created a 20 minute buffer in race #1 and Julie knocked that buffer down to three minutes after race #2. From the start of the final series race, Julie took off strong and led Rochelle by 18 minutes with one loop to go.

With another 9-ish miles to go anything can happen, and it did. Fascinating to look at the lap splits. Rochelle kept ticking off her nearly even splits for all four loops while Julie started to slow significantly after two loops. So somewhere along loop four, Rochelle caught Julie and went on to win by almost eight minutes in 8:45:49.

Top 5 female

  1. Tracy Holland – 7:43:05 (*10th overall*)
  2. Carrie Delbcq – 8:24:21
  3. Parvaneh Moayedi Manchaca – 8:32:49
  4. Mary Ntefidou – 8:34:19
  5. Rochelle Frazeur – 8:45:49

finish rate – 81 %

Series Overall Top 5 (total accumulative time)


  1. Derek Purvis – 19:11:29
  2. Steve Berrones – 19:20:01
  3. Scott Rabb – 20:59:00
  4. Thomas Orf – 22:04:00
  5. Anthony Roman – 22:48:11


  1. Rochelle Frazeur 26:11:23 (*10th overall*)
  2. Julie Grant – 26:21:43
  3. Jean Perez – 26:55:55
  4. Rebecca Gartrell – 27:44:47
  5. Sarah Flores – 29:23:13

30 km

Andrea Fischer took off like a rocket and led the female race from the start and had second place overall within her radar. Andrea went on to win with a sub-3 (only two others did the same) time of 2:51:22. Holly Srewart and Bridget DeLaRosa-Lopez finished together for second place with a time of 3:08:28. They also tied for eighth overall.

Andrea also earned the race series female champion and second overall. Jennifer Price earned the female runner-up for the series.

Top 5 female

  1. Andrea Fischer – 2:51:22 (*3rd overall*)
  2. Holly Srewart – 3:08:28 (*tied for 8th overall*)
  3. Bridget DelLaRosa-Lopez – 3:08:28 (*tied for 8th overall*)
  4. Jennifer Schwartz – 3:23:48
  5. Katie Fitch – 3:26:29

The male face saw Patrick Hall rippin’ some serious turnover and inspired others to race their game. The next chaser, Austin Commons was almost eight minutes back with one loop to go. Patrick would not be caught and went on to finish with a 2:36:21. Austin finished second with a time of 2:50:53.

With this win, Patrick also claimed the series overall 30 km champ. Henry Eliperia was second place male in the series.

Top 5 male

  1. Patrick Hall – 2:36:21
  2. Austin Commons – 2:50:53
  3. Steven Bernhardt – 3:02:33
  4. Sam LaBrie – 3:03:03
  5. Jim Pacey – 3:03:21

finish rate – 84 %

Series Overall Top 5 (total accumulative time)

female (four total completed the series)

  1. Andrea Fischer – 9:01:40 (*2nd overall*)
  2. Jennifer Price – 10:18:16 (*5th overall*)
  3. Pamela Harght – 11:34:21 (*7th overall*)
  4. Alisa Leon – 16:48:58


  1. Patrick Hall – 7:55:32
  2. Henry Eliperia – 9:25:46
  3. Steven Bernhardt – 9:32:14
  4. Jason Holmes – 11:23:21
  5. Kevin Outman – 11:41:12

10 km

Just before the 10km start.

The top five male runners all ran sub 60 minutes with Ray Woodall leading the trail dash. Ray finished in 49:44 with Jason Moore following in 52:20.

Jason also took the series overall win.

Top 5 male

  1. Ray Woodall – 49:44
  2. Jason Moore – 52:20
  3. Brian twichell – 54:37
  4. Dennis Runyan – 56:10
  5. Michael Tigges – 59:19

Bobbie Fawcett and Elisabeth Roper made it an exciting one for the female race. Eleven seconds separated the two at the finish with Bobbie out stepping Elisabeth to win in 1:03:59 and tenth overall.

Rachel Ruane finished fourth and was the overall female series winner.

Top 5 female

  1. Bobbie Fawcett – 1:03:59
  2. Elisabeth Roper – 1:04:10
  3. Sue Lynn – 1:06:34
  4. Rachel Ruane – 1:08:30
  5. Dana Cole – 1:09:57

Finish rate – 100%

Series Overall All 5 (total accumulative time)

  1. Jason Moore – 2:33:41
  2. Dennis Runyan – 2:53:04
  3. Michael Tigges – 3:00:53
  4. Rachel Ruane – 3:22:53 (*Female winner*)
  5. Matthew Zimmerman – 3:32:41

Complete race results.

Complete series results.

Inspiration Point

Check out some of the wisest finisher(s). I hope this stuff fires you up as much as it does me.

  • 60 km – Paul Jensen – finished 21st overall at age 66.
  • 10 km – Vonda Lee – Finished in 1:23:29 at age 75. Bam!

Too cool!

Life is play. Play is life.

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 recipient:

  • Shannon Mitchel kept with the forward progress to finish the 60 km adventure in 11:50:40.

Race Reports

  • “There was one switchback that featured big rock outcroppings, it was tilted from the right to the left, 6 inch to a foot ledges, and not much room. Yuck! I knew that was going to be interesting the rest of the night.” by Utra Tortoise @ One Ultrarunner’s Experience

For those at the event, feel free to share your experience.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the regional trail/ultra race guide for a huge listing to help you plan your fall/winter/spring adventures. When new events are announced, I add them to the guide and let you know about it so you can spend more time running and less time searching. 🙂

Garmin Data Request – Do you have 60/30 km Garmin data from the event that I could use? If so, please let me know through my Contact page. Thanks! 🙂

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

(Photos: Courtesy of TALON athlete, Jeff.)

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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