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Bluebonnet Trophy Series Trail Run – 2011 Results

Last weekend the Bluebonnet Trophy Series Trail Run took place in Texas Hill Country within the 1300 acres of the Reveille Peak Ranch.

Photo: Courtesy Texas Photo Wrangler @ http://flic.kr/p/Gjv67

Nearly 60 runners participated in the 15 km and 5 km scamper through the property.

Course

Granite Rock Outcroppings – Hilly Terrain  – Beautiful Views…and bluebonnets too!

The 15 km course completes a trail loop throughout the ranch and includes some scenic creek crossing.

The 5 km course is a bit more tame and leads runners along dirt ranch roads…still plenty of bluebonnets for your viewing enjoyment.

Results

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15 km

The male race had a few runners jockeying at the front of the race digging, sweating, and even smiling for the win. After 15 km of trail goodness James Bielamowicz was able to create a bit of separation and win the male race in 1:14:49. About 45 seconds later Donald Patterson came cruising through the finish with a 1:15:35 timestamp.

Top 5 male

  1. James Bielamowicz – 1:14:49
  2. Donald Patterson – 1:15:35
  3. Douglas Vreeland – 1:16:49
  4. Kent Crouch – 1:25:15
  5. Steve Dedear – 1:27:39

Extremely happy or just stepped on a snake?? I believe this is James Bielamowicz. (Photo: Copyright bobcat13 Photography, llc / www.bobcat13photo.com)

While less than a minute separated the race for the win in the male race, a bit more cushion existed in the female adventure. A sub 10 min/mile average effort placed Megan Stapleton in the pole position. Megan crossed the finish line in 1:33:03 for the female win.

Laura Cross and Leslie Crane inspired one another in their run for second place with eight seconds finally separating the two. Laura was able dash across first and claim the position with a 1:36:36.

Top 5 female

  1. Megan Stapleton – 1:33:03
  2. Laura Cross – 1:36:36
  3. Leslie Crane – 1:36:44
  4. Andrea Saathoff – 1:37:09
  5. Kerry Menn – 1:53:55

Laura Cross celebrates reaching the top of the hill. (Photo: Copyright bobcat13 Photography, llc / www.bobcat13photo.com)

5 km

Rhiannon Smith pushed the pace near the front of the overall race, finishing third and winning the female race in 26:36. Baybee Pullen was alone in second place with the stream of chasers two minutes back. Baybee finished second female in 31:55.

Top 5 female

  1. Rhiannon Smith – 26:36
  2. Baybee Pullen – 31:55
  3. Jennifer Rogers – 33:58
  4. Deann Powell – 34:19
  5. Natalie Bielamowicz – 34:31

Jennifer Rogers pushing steady along some narrow singletrack. (Photo: Copyright bobcat13 Photography, llc / www.bobcat13photo.com)

An 8:19 min/mile average pace brought Colton Roach to the front of the overall to win the male race in 25:53. Marc Sweet held onto second overall by four seconds with the top female, Rhiannon Smith, a toe trip behind. Marc earned second in 26:32.

Top 5 male

  1. Colton Roach – 25:53
  2. Marc Sweet – 26:32
  3. Alex Defily – 28:00
  4. Matt Weinheimer – 29:57
  5. Antonio Herrera – 31:03

Marc Sweet focused on the trail. (Photo: Copyright bobcat13 Photography, llc / www.bobcat13photo.com)

Complete results

Inspiration Point

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

  • Charles Norris, JD Daniel, Stan Menn, and Gresham Frieda all rocked it in the 60(+) age group 5 km run.
  • Keith Mason and Julies Coates journeyed the big loop in the 60(+) age group.

Life is play. Play is life.

Julie Coates - one of wisest finishers, sporting the coolest shades from the event, and creatively using a stainless steel water bottle with the Nathan (??) handheld webbing. Awesome! (Photo: Copyright bobcat13 Photography, llc / www.bobcat13photo.com)

Race Reports and Photos

If you have an experience or thought to share from the event, please feel free to include in the comment link below.

Check out the TALON Race Guide

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Special thanks to Bobcat13 Photography for the collection of race photos you see above.

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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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