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Cossatot River Trail Half Marathon – 2011 Results

Within the Ouachita Mountains of south west Arkansas, 45 runners played on the newly renovated Cossatot River Corridor Trail for the inaugural Cossatot River Trail Half Marathon.

Pre-race pic! (Photo: Courtesy Stan Speight)

This point-to-point adventure guided runners along the scenic banks of the Cossatot River with the finish at the parks visitor center.

You can check out three pics of the trail here. Looks nice!


Joshua Snyder dashed off the only sub-8 minute pace to create a three minute gap from the closest chaser, Jon Bitler. Joshua earned the male win in a time of 1:44:25.

Jon was firmly in second position and crossed the finish line in 1:47:28.

Top 5 male

  1. Joshua Snyder – 1:44:25
  2. Jon Bitler – 1:47:28
  3. Steve McBee – 1:51:21
  4. Danny Walters – 1:57:06
  5. Matthew Jackson – 2:01:39

The start! (Photo: Courtesy Stan Speight)

Alison Jumper pushed the pace across the line to finish in just under two hours after scampering with the top five of the overall race. Alison finished fifth overall and won the female race in 1:59:23.

Natalie McBee finished second female and ninth overall with a time of 2:05:28.

Top 5 female

  1. Alison Jumper – 1:59:23 (*5th overal*)
  2. Natalie McBee – 2:05:28 (*9th overall*)
  3. Lisa Davis – 2:13:15
  4. Kristin Snyder – 2:38:43
  5. Ashley Smith – 2:42:47

Complete Results (pdf file)

Inspiration Point

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

  • Greg Endsley (age 61) and Betty Sobeski (age 63) smiled through the half marathon dirt adventure.

Life is play. Play is life.

Getting it done! (Photo: Courtesy Stan Speight)

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Special thanks to Stan Speight for the race 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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