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Dirty Half Marathon and 10k Trail Run – 2011 Results

On September 11th, over 200 runners played on the single and double track along the Sandia Foothill in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the Dirty Half Marathon and Dirty Lil’ 10K Trail Run.

Both half marathon and 10 km course are mostly out-and-back with net downhill grades that guide runners to the finish at County Line BBQ. Hungry?


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Half Marathon

Loren Wohletz (3rd overall at La Laz trail run) and Kevin Craft had an inspiring run at the front of the male race with three minutes separating the two at the finish. Loren was able to up his pace below 7 min/miles that led to the 1:28:45 male win.

Kevin was alone in second in 1:31:45.

Top 5 male

  1. Loren Wohletz  – 1:28:45
  2. Kevin Craft – 1:31:45
  3. George Perkins – 1:38:42
  4. Edward Trzcienski – 1:39:26
  5. Andy Metzger – 1:42:17

Loren Wohletz cruising at the front. (Photo: Copyright Tom Kilroy/

Half Marathon Male Results

California athlete, Maya Ramsay, finished 10th overall and firmly won the female race with a 8:11 pace and 1:47:05 finish time.

Nicole Rushton’s sub 9-min pace earned second in 1:57:00.

Top 5 female

  1. Maya Ramsay – 1:47:05 (*10th overall*)
  2. Nicole Rushton – 1:57:00
  3. Sue Alschuler – 2:04:46
  4. Jill Stape – 2:05:25
  5. Laurie Abrams – 2:06:27

Nicole Rushton with focused eyes lookin' up the trail. (Photo: Copyright Tom Kilroy/

Half Marathon Female Results

10 km

Rachael Cuellar, the 2011 La Luz straight-up trail run female winner, created significant separation from the next female chasers and had sights on the overall win. Rachael’s 7:20 pace didn’t quite catch the lead runner but earned a solid second and female win in a time of 45:27.

Kari Schein crossed the line second female and fifth overall in 52:47.

Top 5 female

  1. Rachael Cuellar – 45:27 (*2nd overall*)
  2. Kari Schein – 52:47 (*5th overall*)
  3. Leslie Del Greco – 54:16 (*8th overall*)
  4. Christy Dafter – 57:57
  5. Stephanie Martinez – 1:00:12

Sue Winder having a great morning! (Photo: Copyright Tom Kilroy/

10k Female Results

Jouchim Marjon ran the only sub-7 pace (6:58) that created over two minutes of separation at the finish. Jouchim won the male race in 43:10.

Marvin Fernando earned second place male in 45:32 which included an inspiring run with female winner, Rachael Cuellar.

Top 5 male

  1. Jouchim Marjon – 43:10
  2. Marvin Fernando – 45:32
  3. Timothy Brown – 50:17
  4. Ernesto Carabajal – 54:04
  5. Neil Galvez – 54:11

Hydrate, hydrate! (Photo: Copyright Tom Kilroy/

10k Male Results

Inspiration Point

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

  • Hartley Wess, Kevin Doyle, Arthur Montoya Sr., Mark Menard, Jack Clark, and Kathy Kirsling all played in the half marathon adventure within the 60-69 age group.
  • Ted Williams and Bert Gradin celebrated the 10 km morning in the 60-69 age group and 70+ respectively!

60-69 Age grouper, Jack Clark lookin' solid! (Photo: Copyright Tom Kilroy/

Life is play. Play is life.

Race Reports and Pics

Congrats to all the runners! If you have any thoughts or experiences to share from the race, feel free to include them in the comments link below.

Special thanks to Tom Kilroy and Tri Sport Coaching for the groovy photos you see above!

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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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