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Wee-Chi-Tah Trail Run – 2011 Results

Over the weekend, the 3rd Annual Wee-Chi-Tah Trail Run took place up in Wichita Falls, Texas on the Wee-Chi-Tah city trail. Over 110 carb loaded runners enjoy the run-friendly and sunny conditions.

The event provided both a marathon and half marathon adventure.

Special thanks to Sandy Monson for allowing me to share the various fun pics from the events Facebook page.

The Course

The main half mary loop contains a little bit of everything we would expect in a trail run in north Texas (rocks, roots, small grade changes) and a few things that may surprise you (suspended wooden bridge and running through a barn).

Marathoners run the loop twice. Simple enough.

Map of the entire trail

Here is a long-ish (9 minutes) that highlights a portion of the Wee-Chi-Tah trail by an inspiring amputee crankin’ it on his mountain bike in December.

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

Results

Marathon

Joshua Witte ran alone at the front of the male race and averaged 9:05 min/miles to cross the finish line first in 3:57:50. The dash for second had a bit more jalapeno as Jim Sheldon and Ted Ricci finished within three seconds of each other. Jim had the extra kick to claim second in 4:17:20.

Top 3 male

  1. Joshua Witte – 3:57:50
  2. Jim Sheldon – 4:17:20
  3. Ted Ricci – 4:17:23

Local resident, Angie Reay was able to run 16 seconds per mile faster than the next chaser to win the female race in 4:24:09. Malane Grace finished seven minutes later to finish a solid second in 4:31:15.

Top 3 female

  1. Angie Reay – 4:24:09
  2. Malane Grace – 4:31:15
  3. Alyssa Lee Reno – 4:37:23

Complete marathon results

Half Marathon

Merry Wolf engineered the female trail running train with an 8:10 min/mile pace and finish time of 1:47:00. Shannon Hunt and K2 K2 (I will make a big assumption, this is an alias 😉 ) inspired each other with a tight race for second. Shannon was able to hold onto 65 seconds of separation to finish second in 1:54:40.

Top 3 female

  1. Merry Wolf – 1:47:00
  2. Shannon Hunt – 1:54:40
  3. K2 K2 – 1:55:45

A speedy sub 1:30 half mary by Wayne Strohman led to a first place finish in 1:25:05. Rob Anderson averaged a 7:01 pace to finish a solid second in 1:31:53.

Top 3 male

  1. Wayne Strohman – 1:25:05
  2. Rob Anderson – 1:31:53
  3. Adam Leslie – 1:37:00

Complete half marathon results

Inspiration Point

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

  • Gary Garson got dirty on the marathon course at age 63.
  • Jim Ingalls (age 66) and Melissa Stringer (age 65) celebrated the half marathon distance.

Life is play. Play is life.

Race Reports and other Goodies

  • Didn’t find any race reports. 🙁
  • Facebook page with more pics.

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

The Interesting and Wacky – Gotta love it!

Littering is taken very seriously at this event! I like it.

Not recommended to be behind this guy if he takes a digger or goes up a steep climb. Just saying...

The most thought provoking tech shirt from the event.

Check out the TALON Race Guide

There are 119 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.

2 Responses to “Wee-Chi-Tah Trail Run – 2011 Results”

  1. on 18 Feb 2011 at 2:59 pm Sonia Burdett

    How does one go about getting a pic from Wee-chi-tah run? there is one of me & I would like to have a copy of it, if possible.

    Thank you
    Sonia Burdett

  2. on 18 Feb 2011 at 3:38 pm David Hanenburg

    Hey Sonia – Since the photos in this article are not copyright protected, let me know which one and I can send it to you. I am sure Sandy would love to share the pics.

    You could send a message through my contact page if you wish.

    Thanks for visiting and happy running!