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Sooner State Games Trail Run – 2011 Results

Last weekend, the Trail Run event of the 2011 Sooner Winter State Games took place on the trails of Bluff Creek Park within Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There was only a trace of the winter wonderland that had visited the region a little over a week before. The melted snow meant sections of trail included some slip sliding muddy fun as only a trail run could provide. The sun shone brightly this morning and the smiles were nearly as bright.

Photo: Courtesy of Bill Goodier and The Landrunners OKC Running Club

A group of 75 runners laced them up and participated in the 14 mile, 7 mile, or 3.5 mile park run.

Course

From looking at the pics the trail appears to contain plenty of single-track, some paved trail, and some open field running.

Based on the results, the main loop was 3.5 miles. Loop it up until you reach your desired distance.

Results

Photo: Courtesy of Bill Goodier and The Landrunners OKC Running Club

14 mile

Troy Albright led by the first loop and never looked back. Troy dashed off 25 minute through 29 minute loops to win the male race in 1:49:16. Travis Newton finished a solid second with a sub two hour finish time of 1:56:46.

Top 5 male

  1. Troy Albright – 1:49:16
  2. Travis Newton – 1:56:46
  3. Raton Parmain – 2:07:41
  4. Chris Schultz – 2:10:17
  5. Michael Schneider – 2:14:12

Photo: Courtesy of Bill Goodier and The Landrunners OKC Running Club

Complete male results

Debbie Brooks led through the initial 3.5 mile loop and was eventually caught and passed by Corinne Young during loop two. Corinne continued to extend her lead  to win the female race in 2:24:16. Debbie kept it rollin’ and held onto second with a finish time of 2:34:13.

Top 5 female

  1. Corinne Young – 2:24:16
  2. Debbie Brooks – 2:34:13
  3. Kari Duvall – 2:54:56
  4. Shelly Mack – 2:56:04
  5. Frances Williams – 3:50:02

Photo: Courtesy of Bill Goodier and The Landrunners OKC Running Club

Complete female results

7 mile

Melissa passed through the first loop in 39:35 and gradually slowed during loop two. The effort was still strong enough to be the first to cross the finish line to win the female race with a time of 1:22:24. Julie Dolph maintained a firm second place position and finished in 1:29:09.

Top 5 female

  1. Melissa Stone – 1:22:24
  2. Julie Dolph – 1:29:09
  3. Cece Varva – 1:44:07
  4. Evelyn Rowland – 1:44:23
  5. Betty Bell – 1:44:25

Photo: Courtesy of Bill Goodier and The Landrunners OKC Running Club

Complete female results

Dan Knickmeyer and Chuck Thomas pushed from the front and were the only two to finish under the hour mark. Dan had the extra gear to create a two minute gap and win the male race in 56:04. Chuck crossed the finish line in 58:17.

Top 5 male

  1. Dan Knickmeyer – 56:04
  2. Chuck Thomas – 58:17
  3. Beau Lee – 1:00:35
  4. Ryan Kopke – 1:04:39
  5. Maurice Lee – 1:08:05

Photo: Courtesy of Bill Goodier and The Landrunners OKC Running Club

Complete results (have to look at age group results because of a bad link).

3.5 mile

A 6:23 average pace had 16 year old Walker Cross inspiring others as he won the male race in 22:23. Three minutes back Josh Lacan crossed the finish with a time of 26:26.

Top 5 male

  1. Walker Cross – 22:23
  2. Josh Lacan – 26:26
  3. Marvin Winterink – 34:59
  4. James Richardson – 35:35
  5. David Weston – 36:34

Photo: Courtesy of Bill Goodier and The Landrunners OKC Running Club

Complete results (have to look at age group results because of bad link).

The closest race between the three distances was easily claimed by the female 3.5 mile dash. Alison Hester and Jamie Miller were likely shadows of one another for the entire leg burning run. Alison was able to create 14 seconds of separation at the finish chute to win the female race in 31:50. Jamie dashed across the line in 32:04.

Top 5 female

  1. Alison Hester – 31:50
  2. Jamie Miller – 32:04
  3. Patty Balenseifen – 35:03
  4. Jennifer Robertson – 35:07
  5. Sheryl Young – 36:57

A bit of mud/clay on the course? Photo: Courtesy of Bill Goodier and The Landrunners OKC Running Club

Complete female results

Race Reports and Pics

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Special thanks to Bill Goodier and the Landrunners OKC Running Club for the great collection of photos.

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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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