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Cle Elum Ridge Trail Run – Redwood Park Trail Run – Run Rabbit Run 50 – Northcoast 24 Hour – 2010 TALON Athlete Results

Fairly quick results summaries of TALON athletes playing outside the region last weekend.


Cle Elum Ridge Trail Run

Nearly 150 trail runners played on the Wenatchee National Forest trails in the state of Washington for the Cle Elum Ridge 50 km/25km trail run. I haven’t found a place that isn’t beautiful in that state.

Course

Both distances enjoy a nice loop that delivers plenty of scenery and 7000/3900 feet of elevation gain depending on your race distance. You will enjoy more uphill running during the first half of the course, then mostly downhill to the finish.

Course Profile and Maps

Results

50 km

Top Male/Female

  • Alex Henry – 4:28:32
  • Alison Hanks – 5:47:35

TALON Athletes

  • Claude Hicks Jr. (TX) – 6:58:28
  • Kent Fish (TX) – 7:51:20 or 8:29:54 (Two times listed, not sure what that means.)

Complete 50km Results

25 km

Top Female/Male

  • Emily Andersen – 3:01:57
  • Bryce Hill – 2:23:05

No TALON athletes.

Complete 25 km Results

Inspiration Point

Check out the wisest finishers. I hope this stuff fires you up as much as it does me.

  • Gunhild Swanson and Juanuary Wieser promoted the active life in the 50km event at age 66.

Life is play. Play is life.

No race reports to be found.


Redwood Park Trail Run

How does running through a Redwood forest sound? Sounds pretty sweet to me and you get to do that at the Redwood Park 50/30/20/10 km trail run in California.

Course

All route offer a nice variety of grade changes with the course dancing between 600-1600 feet within the Redwood Regional Park. The amount of elevation gain varies from 1060 feet for the 10km, up to 4500 feet for the 50 km runners.

And of course, you are running within a forest of huge redwoods!

Course Map

Course Profiles

Results

370+ excited trail runners enjoyed one of the four distances.

50 km

Top male/female

  • Ben Chaffee – 4:03:40
  • Luanne Park – 4:52:59

No TALON Athletes.

30 km

Top female/male

  • Jenn Betancourt – 2:47:48
  • Nils Mattison – 2:14:36

TALON Athletes

  • Fred Rahmer (NM) – 2:58:32
  • Guillermo Marez (NM) – 3:14:00
  • Suzanne Reiss (TX) – 5:32:14

20 km

Top male/female

  • Daniel Martin – 1:26:20
  • Tyler Wallace – 1:44:11 (*5th overall*)

No TALON Athletes.

10 km

Top female/male

  • Jennifer Michels – 57:09 (*9th overall*)
  • Tim Stahler – 48:43

TALON Athletes

  • Tracy LaValle (NM) – 1:05:09 (*5th female*)

Complete Results All Races

Inspiration Point

Check out the wisest finisher. I hope this stuff fires you up as much as it does me.

  • Dennis Hassler laying it down on the 10km course at age 76.

Life is play. Play is life.

Race Reports

  • “There was one point where we looked up at the trail marker flags sidelining the trail and it really looked just like a ski lift in summer. “where is the dog with the brandy?” I asked.” by Fun Exploits & Adventures

Run Rabbit Run 50

The Run Rabbit Run 50 mile adventure guides you through the Routt National Forest of northern Colorado.

To set the stage for this event, the race organizers include the following warning to either excite you or scare the crap out of you to deter those not quite ready for such a challenge.

A word of warning: This is not a beginner’s run.    You might find the uphills and downhills fairly steep.  You will spend a lot of time at an altitude of nearly two miles. There may be snow.  There may be rain.  It may be wet, or windy, or then again, it may be hot. There may be wild animals out there, some of them a lot bigger and scarier than a rabbit.

Course

The 50 mile course has nearly 9000 feet of climbing that begins at the Steamboat Springs Ski area (6900 feet) and peaks out at Mount Werner (10568 feet).

Course maps and descriptions

Results

Top male/female

  • Geoff Roes – 7:11:36
  • Joelle Vaught – 8:08:05 (*5th overall*)

TALON Athletes

  • Louie Telles (NM) – 11:35:09
  • Sam LaBrie (TX) – 11:54:43
  • Cadet Bryant (TX) – 12:14:14
  • James Baker (OK) – 12:59:38
  • Jonathan Wicks (TX) – 13:52:19

Complete Results

Inspiration Point

Check out the wisest finisher. I hope this stuff fires you up as much as it does me.

  • Bill Moyle completed the entire 50 mile journey at age 71. (Bill did miss the official finish time cutoff, but he journeyed a challenging 50 miles. Awesome!)

Damn, this is just crazy cool.

Life is play. Play is life.

Race Reports

  • “This initial seven-mile stretch of rolling trail was trailrunning at its finest…narrow trail, great views and a quickly thinning herd of runners.” by Jim @ Running Commentary (Also a group of race reports links at the end of Jim’s report.)

North Coast 24 Hour Endurance Run

The North Coast 24 Hour run is the USA Track & Field 24 Hour Championships. This round-and-round-we-go event takes place at Edgewater Park, just off of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio. Most miles wins!

Course

The route is a .9 mile asphalt loop with gentle corners. Flat!

Course Map

Results

Top male/female

  • Serge Arbona – 156.48975 miles
  • Connie Gardner – 141.41775 miles

TALON Athletes

  • Suki Kourounis (TX) – 76.263 miles
  • Karen Riddle (TX) – 70.5585 miles
  • Timothy Kourounis (TX) – 51.34275 miles
  • Maryann Ramirez (TX) – 50.442 miles

Complete Results

Inspiration Point

Check out the wisest finishers. I hope this stuff fires you up as much as it does me.

  • Leo Lightner (age 82), Edward Rousseau (age 70), Richard Sitter (age 71), Dieter Walz (age 75), Timothy Kourounis (age 72), Andrew Lovy (age 75).

They all finished more than 44 miles!

Life is play. Play is life.

Video

Here is a video sharing some pics from the event. After a while it gets a bit repetitive.

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

Here is another video that highlights Chad Lapp’s and Karl Dostal’s journey.

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

Race Reports

  • Great report (You get the whole experience in this one.) – “of course, many people were subjected to my horrendous singing, but the modesty goes out the window at some point. people are vomiting, getting undressed, grunting and swearing, peeing wherever they stand… you just don’t care anymore. it is almost like woodstock, but instead of hash, our drug of choice was exercise.” by Shelly @ terrible twos and running shoes

Congrats to all that played around the country last weekend!

If you ran in a national race last weekend that I didn’t highlight, feel free to share your experience in the comment link below. We would love to hear about it.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David – EnduranceBuzz.com

(Photos: Courtesy of Scott Meis Photography, mikebaird, and bbcjk.king)

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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