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Cajun Coyote Trail Run – 2010 Results

Last weekend the Cajun Coyote trail adventure took place in south central Louisiana at Chicot State Park located seven miles north of the city of Ville Platte. The race organizers create a very fun and goofy vibe as they support your journey to finish 100 km, 67.293 km, or 34.917 kms. Yes, this event has plenty of flair! Simply look around the website and you sense the wackiness.

Close to 50 runners decided to up the trail fun one louder.

Course

Athletes enjoy a ~20 mile loop around Lake Chicot that includes some sweet rolling singletrack and a few boardwalks over cypress swamps.

Depending on the race distance of choice, you either enjoy one, two, or three loops…alternating the journey direction per loop.

Course Map

Results

The results are well…interesting. I will list what I think are the top male and female finishers and try to provide some commentary where I can. Here we go!

100 km

Buford Ogata and Bad Boy’s Daddy Vrolijk appeared to be within shotgun distance of each other all day. At the end of the 100 km journey, three minutes separated the two. Buford went sub-10 to win the male race in 9:59. Bad Boy’s Daddy was next in 10:02.

Top 5 male

  1. Buford Ogata – 9:59
  2. Bad Boy’s Daddy Vrolijk – 10:02
  3. Bronco Hall – 10:33
  4. KoKoMotor Gearhart – 11:06
  5. Wheezer Geezer Breyfogle – 11:16

Full Throttle Johnson won the female race and earned 6th overall with a finish time of 11:50.

50 Mile – (not sure how but it is listed)

The top division finishers included The Noodle Marano and Killer Simpson-Hall. The Noodle finished in 11:44 and Killer got it done in 12:11.

40 Mile

Woodchip Woody consistently worked through the course to finish first overall in 7:09. Piglet Snellgroves finished six minutes later to win the other division in a time of 7:15.

30 Mile – (umm, well, umm…I guess)

KelBel Woodmansee was first to finish this two person division in 8:15.

20 Mile

Division winners, The Hammer Monett and X McKinley finished in 3:23 and 3:51 respectively.

Inspiration Giggle Point

Check out some of the wisest finisher(s) most giggly names from the event.

  • Wheezer Geezer
  • Shmoopy
  • Crudnutz
  • Alloyankle

Life is play. Play is life. – I think this still fits! 🙂

The Tough-as-Rubber-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-Rubber-Nails award recipients:

  • move2quic Arsement and RunningFool Powers completed the 100 km together in 15:20. move2quic likely spend way too much time with RunningFool and fell off pace.
  • Crudnutz Ellsworth went 50 in 12:30. With a name like Crudnutz you know it is going to be an interesting day.
  • Puff Graf enjoyed the 40 miler in 11:35. Enjoyed a few too many puffs on the boardwalks.

Race Reports

  • “I had some delusions of grander for for the first 10 miles and tried to race, but my lack of fitness caught up to me and I slowed down to a more reasonable pace. The trail was sort of similar to rocky raccoon but with more climbing and less used trail. There were these cool long boardwalks that go over the swamp areas.” by Jim @ New Mexico Trail Running

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

Congrats to all the runners!

Garmin Data Request

If you have Garmin data from at least a 20 mile loop 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 a simple process. Danke!

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.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David – EnduranceBuzz.com

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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