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Wild Hare Trail Run – 2010 Results

A couple weeks back, Tejas Trails delivered another high quality trail running adventure at the Wild Hare Trail Run at Bluff Creek Ranch near Warda, Texas. Glycogen filled muscles and pleasant temps led to some speedy and enjoyable trail running for all.

No excuses, the Wild Hare had a distance for everyone – 50 mile, 50 km, 25 km, and 10 km.

Nearly 150 runners played on the trails.

A special thanks to Jeff @ Green Ninja for providing the variety of pics!


The primary loop is a counter-clockwise 7.5 mile of twisty trail that includes a few straight interstate sections. The course contains a variety of fun grade changes with plenty of well groomed trail to add some spice for those interested in dialin’ it up a bit.

Main 7.5 mile Loop - click to enlarge

The 50 mile and 10 km each had their own cut-across trail to get the proper mileage. This only occurred for the first loop.

Course Map


50 mile

Steven Moore dieseled off an 8:41 min/mile average that had everyone looking at footprints because he was nowhere in sight (unless you got lapped). Steven won the male race in 7:14:24 and set a new course record. Dan Smith, was the only other sub 8-hour finisher, and crossed the finish second in 7:54:08.

Top 5 male

  1. Steven Moore – 7:14:24 (*course record*)
  2. Dan Smith – 7:54:08
  3. Thomas Orf – 8:14:07
  4. Lorenzo Sanchez – 8:15:16
  5. Brian Cohn – 8:38:39

Anabel Pearson presented her own inspiring display of endurance averaging 9:45 min/mile to win the female race in 8:08:12 and place her tread on third overall…and a new course record. Olga Varlamova finished a strong second in 9:42:54, a scant minute from top 10 overall.

Top 5 female

  1. Anabel Pearson – 8:08:12 (* course record* – 3rd overall)
  2. Olga Varlamova – 9:42:54
  3. Parvaneh Moayedi – 10:08:39
  4. Sarah Flores – 10:46:30
  5. Edie Riedel – 11:48:50

50 km

The pointy-end of the male race was evenly spread out with David Brown leading the group and finishing with the only sub-4 hour time of 3:56:21. And…another course record.  Nearly 11 minutes later, Jason Hoffman finished a solid second in 4:07:05.

Top 5 male

  1. David Brown – 3:56:21 (*course record*)
  2. Justin Hoffman – 4:07:05
  3. Paul Salazar – 4:21:00
  4. Nathan Jackson – 4:35:40
  5. Christopher Haley – 4:46:52

The lead runners in the female race were also equally spaced. Tracy Holland was the first female to cross the finish in 5:29:34. Jessica Utsman finished 14 minutes later in 5:43:58.

Top 5 female

  1. Tracy Holland – 5:29:34
  2. Jessica Utsman – 5:43:58
  3. Zoe Nance – 5:56:29
  4. Kimberly Pilcher – 6:23:39
  5. Amy Prichard – 6:30:43

25 km

At the finish, three minutes separated Samantha Allen and Andrea Fisher in the female race. Samantha had the extra turnover to win in 1:57:33 and was three minutes behind the overall winner. Can’t forget about another course record. Andrea Fisher finished second female and fourth overall in 2:00:32.

Top 5 female

  1. Samantha Allen – 1:57:33 (*course record* – 2nd overall)
  2. Andrea Fisher – 2:00:32 (*4th overall*)
  3. Carla Uribe – 2:06:40 (*6th overall*)
  4. Lorena Devlyn – 2:17:27 (*9th overall*)
  5. Joleen Kinzer – 2:20:54

Lou Riesch averaged 7:22 min/mile along the packed dirt surface to win the male race in 1:54:37 and set a new course record. Ross Moody finished sub 2-hour to finish second in 1:59:23.

Top 5 male

  1. Lou Riesch – 1:54:37 (*course record*)
  2. Ross Moody – 1:59:23
  3. Steve Allen – 2:02:04
  4. Tyler Johnson – 2:08:10
  5. Geoffrey Masanet – 2:09:33

10 km

Elizabeth Comer traveled along the singletrack near the front of the overall race to win the female adventure in 54:14. Elizabeth also earned fourth overall. Kelly Glanding finished second, just over five minutes later in 59:36.

Top 5 female

  1. Elizabeth Comer – 54:14 (*4th overall*)
  2. Kelly Glanding – 59:36 (*5th overall*)
  3. Andreana Haley – 1:04:48 (*6th overall*)
  4. Alicia Schoenherr – 1:07:51 (*8th overall*)
  5. Joan Weitekamp – 1:14:50 (*10th overall*)

Jamie Cleveland blurred through the 10 km course at just over 6:30 pace to win the male race in 40:54. Paul Auchterlonie finished second in 50:57.

Top 5 male

  1. Jamie Cleveland – 40:54
  2. Paul Auchterlonie – 50:57
  3. Jeffrey Linwood – 54:04
  4. Mickey Taras – 1:07:21
  5. Adrian Haley – 1:08:41

Complete Results for all distances.

Inspiration Point

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

  • Nofal Musfy inspired in the 50 mile adventure at age 68.
  • Miroslaw Malinowski went ultra in the 50 km at age 70.

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:

  • Cheri Woldt would not be denied and completed the 50 miles in 13:34:11.
  • Miroslaw Malinowski executed steady forward progress to finish the 50 km in 8:12:08.

Race Reports

  • “We cross another cow pasture and all the sudden came to a very steep benchcut drop! We navigated our way down it while it twisted along the side of a 100-120ft “cliff”. I knew this section would hurt later!” by Jacob @ What Finish Line?
  • “…Joe congratulated me on pushing hard and then handed me the third place award (a little ant). I was pretty thrilled! Elizabeth won the women’s race, and for the last mile, I was pushing really hard to stay ahead of her – I finished only ten seconds ahead!” by Jeff @ Green Ninja
  • “I’d never run out at Warda’s Bluff Creek Ranch before but I’d heard good things about it. Good as in, fewer rocks! I needed a break from rock bashing after the Cactus Rose 100 and the Wild Hare 50miler came a perfect 3 weeks later.” by zagbag @ Wheels and Legs

If you have a race experience to share, please include in the comment link below.

Congrats to all the runners!

Check out the TALON Race Guide

There are over 115 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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