Nearly 200 runner’s participated in the 15 km or 5 km summer clean-out-those-pores dirt run.
With the start/finish snuggled up next to the lake, runners ran on rooty pine needle covered trail and based on the race photos, the course included some sand to keep you honest.
Stephen Milford and Michael Barney were positioned 1 & 2 from the world “Go!”. Based on race photos, Michael appeared to lead with Stephen right off his hip in second through much of the early and middle miles. Before crossing the finish line, positions swapped and Stephen created a two second gap in the dash for the race win. Stephen won the intense male race in a time of 1:04:14.
Top 5 male
- Stephen Milford – 1:04:14
- Michael Barney – 1:04:16
- Mark Amann – 1:05:11
- Skip Moschell – 1:10:06
- Jonathan Owens – 1:11:13
Miriam Werner and Amber Knapp averaged sub-nine minute pace to earn first and second in the female race. Miriam’s 8:48 pace created a 90+ second gap at the finish to win in 1:22:06. Amber finished second in 1:23:43.
Top 5 female
- Miriam Werner – 1:22:06
- Amber Knapp – 1:23:43
- Alyson Thibodeau – 1:25:13
- Pamela Ferguson – 1:31:37
- Shae Pauler – 1:34:35
10 year old Kaytlynn Welsch averaged a 7:33 pace to win the female race in 23:28! Cool! Second place appeared to be dominated by her younger sister Heather. Yep! Heather was all alone in second position and finished with a 23:56.
Top 5 female
- Kaytlynn Welsch – 23:28
- Heather Welsch – 23:56
- Karen Johnson – 28:11
- Molly Graham – 29:02
- Mandy Walter – 29:54
D J Snyder’s blazing 5:46 pace put him a 1/2 mile ahead of the next chaser at the end of 5 km of racing. D J crossed the finish line in 17:58. Robert Duncan pushed a steady pace in second position with a finish of 21:19.
Top 5 male
- D J Snyder – 17:58
- Robert Duncan – 21:19
- Patrick Bliven – 24:39
- Armando Palomino-mcclue – 16:18
- Michael Matteson – 27:13
Check out some of the wisest finishers. I hope this stuff fires you up as much as it does me.
- Gary Delord, Gerry Simpson, and Carol Young, all enjoyed the 15 km race in the 60+ age group.
- Charles Norris completed the 5 km dirt run in the 60+ age group.
(Inspiration station (clockwise from top left): Charles Norris (#200), Carol Young (#261) with Carol Kleiber (#171), Gary Delord (#128), and Gerry Simpson (#281) (All Photos: : Copyright bobcat13 photography llc / bobcat13photo.com) )
Life is play. Play is life.
- “First, the trail was very sandy and second, there were more hills than I was used to running.” by The Fat Kit @ Training The Fat Kid
- Race Photos – A large number of groovy photos from bobcat13 photography, llc.
Congrats to all the runners!
Special thanks to bobcat13 photography, llc for the collection of race photos you see above!
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Posted on 11 Jul 2011
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