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Skinnydipper Sun Run – 2011 Results

“Nudist Philosophy: Being nude is natural.”

Apparently running fast without the layers is as well!

Taking minimalistic running to the next level, the 14th Annual Skinnydipper 5 km Sun Run completed over the weekend on the non-paved terrain at the Wildwood Naturist’s Resort in Decatur, Texas.

Photo: Courtesy Jesse Moore @ http://flic.kr/p/8iGDBB

What makes this race unique? You can leave your running gear at home because clothing is optional. No more sweaty shirts, shorts, or chaffing to worry about it. Simply run.

Over 150 runners participated in the 5 km unclad scamper.

Course

This off-road adventure has a little mix of everything – logs, ravines, gravel roads, and various forested and meadow switchbacks.

Here are a couple images of the trail.

Results

The top three male runners were all within 43 seconds of each other and finished with speedy 19 and sub-19 times. Isaac Q sped off sub-6 minute miles to win the male race in 18:22. Twenty five seconds later, Jonathan W earned second in 18:47.

Top 5 male

  1. Isaac Q – 18:22
  2. Jonathan W – 18:47
  3. Mike F – 19:05
  4. Bob G – 21:41
  5. Raul M – 22:25

The top three women were separated by 53 seconds at the end of the 5 km free flowing adventure. Susie B won the female race and finished just under 27 minutes at 26:59. Kim N cruised through the finish 30 seconds later to earn second place in 27:29.

Top 5 female

  1. Susie B – 26:59
  2. Kim N – 27:29
  3. Tammy B – 27:52
  4. Stefani D – 29:20
  5. Amanda P – 33:03

Complete results (can be looked at under the skinnydipper 5k heading)

Inspiration Point

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

  • Margie B, Andy O, Bill E, Bob D, Troy U, James S, David S, and Bruce D all enjoyed the minimalist 5 km adventure in the 70+ age group.

Life is play. Play is life.

Race Reports and other Groovy Media

  • Couldn’t find an reports from this year’s race.
  • Surprise. No race photographer at this one.

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

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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.

7 Responses to “Skinnydipper Sun Run – 2011 Results”

  1. on 04 May 2011 at 12:33 pm Steve Wray

    That’s taking the minimalist running to a whole new level!

  2. on 04 May 2011 at 12:37 pm Dylan

    Where do you put your gels on long runs?

  3. on 05 May 2011 at 8:30 am David Hanenburg

    @Steve – True dat! 🙂

    @Dylan – Umm, well…...

  4. on 05 May 2011 at 10:12 pm Jeff Linwood

    Where’s “David H” in the results?

  5. on 06 May 2011 at 12:43 pm David Hanenburg

    @Jeff – Ha! 🙂

  6. on 10 May 2011 at 10:31 am Steve

    It must hurt to pin on the race bib.

  7. on 11 May 2011 at 9:21 am David Hanenburg

    Steve – Good point! Maybe the trusty and less painful marker is used. 🙂