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Kessler Trail Run – 2010 Results

Liart Sports recently hosted trail race #4 of their six race series on some fun trails in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The blood pumpin’ morning offered an 8.4 mile (long) or 3.2 mile (short) option.

Series points are accumulated for the long course race only.

66 athletes enjoyed the mid-morning trail run.

Special thanks to Liart Sports for the pics!

Course

The course appears to include a two-way segment in the start/finish area that connects to a trail loop. The trail seems fairly tame but does include rocks and roots to promote running awareness…or you may enjoy a bit of up close and personal time with Mr. Oh $hit.

The rest of the details of the course flow is a mystery.

Basic course map

Results

Long course

Current series leader, Jeremy Provence, had a burn-it-up to the finish with Tristan Cooper in the male race. Tristan averaged a 7:36 min/mile pace and was able to create an 18 second gap on Jeremy to win with a time of 1:02:18. Jeremy finished second in 1:02:35 but maintains his series lead.

Top 5 male

  1. Tristan Cooper – 1:02:18
  2. Jeremy Provence – 1:02:35
  3. Jon Bitler – 1:04:05
  4. Eric Boles – 1:05:10
  5. Christian Loeschel – 1:09:01

(enjoying the morning)

The female race was a dash between three women; Katie Helms, Keda Steinert, and Marr-Lynn Flory. The three were separated by 80 seconds or less. No opportunities to catch your breath in this one. Katie found an extra gear to win by 39 seconds with a time of  1:24:06. Keda finished second in 1:24:45.

Series leader, Deborah Lashley, finish 7th female and has moved down to second place for the series. Marr-lynn Flory is the new series leader.

Top 5 female

  1. Katie Helms – 1:24:06
  2. Keda Steinert – 1:24:45
  3. Marr-lynn Flory – 1:25:26
  4. Abby Darrah – 1:28:09
  5. Courtney Cagle – 1:28:16

Complete results

Series standings

Short course

Jessica Guillory won the female race by over four minutes in a time of 44:52. Indigo Fischer was next to cross the finish line in 49:13.

Top 4 female (only four in the race)

  1. Jessica Guillory – 44:52 (*6th overall*)
  2. Indigo Fischer – 49:13 (*8th overall*)
  3. Kris Gill – 58:30
  4. Michele Sears – 59:28

(workin’ the run)

Encrypted code for the intense male race: 13 -15 -15 – 3

Siddhi Frost (age 13), Wilson Guillory (age 15), and Gerrit DenHerder (age 15), were within three seconds of each other at the finish line. All three red-lined to the finish, with the extra youthful Siddhi able to out sprint his running partners of the last three miles to win by two seconds, with a time of 38:05. Wilson crossed next in 38:07, followed by Gerrit in 38:08.

Top 5 male

  1. Siddhi Frost – 38:05
  2. Wilson Guillory – 38:07
  3. Gerrit DenHerder – 38:08
  4. Elliott Morgan – 43:53
  5. Jeremiah Owens – 44:49

Complete results

Inspiration Point

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

  • Frank Hysell taking names in the long course run, at age 65.

Race Reports

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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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