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Bona Dea 50 km – 2011 Results

*brief results format to catch up with all the TALON action*

On November 12, 18 runners went ultra on the hard-top in Russellville, Arkansas for the Bona Dea 50 km Ultramarathon. This was the sixth race of the Arkansas Ultra Trail Series. The course is a flat and fast 3.4 mile loop on a paved trail. Run it nine times and include a short out-and-back and you have yourself a 50 km finish!

Bona Dea Trail (Photo: Courtesy dbarronoss @


David Joseph finished the Arkansas Traveller 100 in 21:48:02 (9th overall) this past Octobert, and he brought the jalepeno to Bona Dea as well. David dashed off a 7:18 pace across the 50 km “dash” to win the male race in 3:47:12.

Lee Epperson finished with a gap in front and behind to earn second in 4:06:45.

Top 5 male

  1. David Joseph – 3:47:12
  2. Lee Epperson – 4:06:45
  3. Mark DenHerder – 4:24:34
  4. Alan Hunnicutt – 4:53:59
  5. George Peterka – 4:55:37

Photo: Courtesy dbarronoss @

Stacy Shaver ran her way up to fourth overall and won the female race in 4:39:08.

Katie Helms crossed the line second in 4:57:06.

Top 5 female

  1. Stacy Shaver – 4:39:08 (*4th overall*)
  2. Katie Helms – 4:57:06 (*8th overall*)
  3. Deb Baker – 5:05:11 (*9th overall*)
  4. Jamie Huneycutt – 5:17:27
  5. Jen Freilino – 5:17:57

Complete results

Photo: Courtesy dbarronoss @

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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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