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Do-Wacka-Do Trail Run – 2010 Results

Nicely groomed trail, varied terrain, and some unexpected high humidity, provided a morning of challenging dirt fun at the inaugural Do-Wacka-Do Trail Run at the Sandy Sanders Wildlife Management Area located in Erick, Oklahoma (SW corner of the state).

New to trail running or a desire to go ultra, this event had something for you. The event delivered a 5 mile, 25 km, and 50 km red dirt scamper.

Over 60 runners enjoyed one of the three running opportunities.

Thanks to Julie for providing the pics from the event.


All routes are on a mostly-loop double-wide, well groomed trail (ranch roads) besides a short two-way section leading back to the start/finish area.

The 5 mile route oscillates between 1850 and 2100 feet with 200 ft of gain.

The 25 km route (50 km run twice) delivers 500 feet of climbing fun.

Per a few wise trail running veterans, the course was tougher than what these numbers would indicate.

Course Maps


5 Mile

The male race came down to John Wilp and Jackie Cannon. Both pushed hard but John was able to create enough separation to win by 27 seconds with a time of 36:29.

Top 5 male

  1. John Wilp – 36:29
  2. Jackie Cannon – 36:56
  3. Joseph Hough – 39:06
  4. Bo Shelby – 40:23
  5. Terry Shelby – 40:57

Female winner, Jamie Miller, inspired those behind with her sixth overall finishing time of 41:23. Paula Rogge finished second in 45:25.

Top 5 female

  1. Jamie Miller – 41:23 (*6th overall*)
  2. Paula Rogge – 45:25 (*8th overall*)
  3. Shane Aneshansley – 47:22
  4. Kathy Brown – 48:11
  5. Mandy Bryant – 48:26

25 km

The female race was led by Jessica Hargiss with a finish time of 3:18:08. Kate Ellison finished 30 minutes later in 3:38.

Top 5 female

  1. Jessica Hargiss – 3:18:08
  2. Kate Ellison – 3:38
  3. Julie Dolph – 3:51:10
  4. Kim Moore – 3:51:11
  5. Diana Vitt – 4:07:15

Daniel Veland controlled the male race with Justin Howe chasing in second. Daniel crossed the finish in 2:14:46. Justin finished second, 10 minutes later in 2:24:00.

Top 5 male

  1. Daniel Veland – 2:14:46
  2. Justin Howe – 2:24:00
  3. Timothy Aishman – 2:32:00
  4. Paul Owen – 2:36:00
  5. Mark Isom – 3:20:00

50 km

A make-you-puke sprint to the finish or a joint, easy congratulative finish for co-winners, Stormy Phillips and Jason McGinnis. Let’s go for some puke!

Both Stormy and Jason grunted, groaned, with spit and sweat flowing off their bodies like the melting ice caps as they neared the finish. Both men would glance out of the corner of there eye to see the other still running stride for stride. Every stride becomes a request for more, knowing there was nothing left to give. The stomach acid built like a volcano preparing to erupt with the the finish only a couple meters away. They both extended their bodies as if they were finishing a 50 meter Olympic sprint knowing they have given it their all. The crowd heard simultaneous chirps as they cross the timing map. Both fall to the ground as their minds release the demands placed on the body.   Small smiles appear. A tie.

Top 5 male

  1. Stormy Phillips – 6:11:47
  2. Jason McGinnis – 6:11:47
  3. Andy Karlin – 6:17:00
  4. Brian Pilgrim – 6:42:00
  5. Mark Wood – 6:50:00

The female race had three finishers with Misty Pilgrim receiving top honors with a 7:53:00 finish time.

All 3 female

  1. Misty Pilgrim – 7:53:00
  2. Charlotte Lindley – 8:09:00
  3. Caroline Glenn – 9:50:09

Complete Results

Inspiration Point

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

  • Charlene Davis (age 68) and Gordon Wallace (age 67) enjoyed the active life experience in the 5 mile and 25 km run.

Life is play. Play is life.

Race Reports

  • “The first few miles flew by and it didn’t take long for the runners to thin out along the course.  Pure clay on those trails! I had to stop every 10 minutes or so and scrape the bottom of my shoes on rocks since they would pick up so much mud that each shoe felt several pounds heavier.” by Julie @ Trailing along
  • “The strategy worked for about 21 miles and then…KA-BOOM! It was a glorious explosion the likes of which I have never experienced in a race as short as a 50K.” by S. Baboo @ Studies in Clydeology

If you have any additional experiences to share from the event, feel free to add your thoughts in the comment link below.

Garmin Data Request

If you have Garmin data from the 25/50 km run and would be willing to share a copy of it with me, please let me know through my contact page. I can walk you through the process if you haven’t exported it before. Thanks!

TALON Race Guide Continues to Grow

There are now 113 regional trail/ultra races in the TALON Race Guide. Be sure to check it out if you are looking for a fairly large list of events in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. New events are always being added.

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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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