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Placitas 50 km Trail Run – 2012 Results

A couple weeks back another laid-back, run-as-you-please scamper took place on the foothills of Placitas, New Mexico. The Placitas 50 km was a three loop course that had nearly 5000 feet of total climbing along rocky single track and sections of double track. Altitude danced between 5600 and 6500 feet (loop profile).

Images around Placitas, New Mexico (Photo: Courtesy spacedustdesign @

Everyone enjoyed the day running one loop and up to the full three loop 50 km distance.


Event organizer, James Breyfogle, led all runners around the three loop course and finished the scamper in 5:48. Not far behind was Jean Herbert who finished the adventure in just over six hours. We’ll call it 6:02.

All 3 loopers

  1. James Breyfogle – 5:48
  2. Jean Herbert – 6:02
  3. Roger Squires – 6:19
  4. Steve Pero – 6:27
  5. Steve Grossman – 6:49
  6. Kevin Zelechoski – 7:56
  7. Clifford Matthews – 9:19

Then a small tribe of runners finished a variety of distances that included Jeff Edgar’s one loop in two hours and Richard Harris taking home a 2.5 loop day in 8:47.

 Complete results

Placitas Trails (Photo: Courtesy duncande150 @

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4 Responses to “Placitas 50 km Trail Run – 2012 Results”

  1. on 29 Feb 2012 at 11:16 pm Jonathan

    Jean Herbert is bada$$. Watched her run Palo Duro. She is on that list who can compete with the big boys and hand them their cojones. Atta girl Jean!

  2. on 01 Mar 2012 at 11:22 am David Hanenburg

    Jonathan – Yes, Jean had an amazing back half at PD! Very cool indeed…and won the 50k overall!

    For those that haven’t seen it, here is the results summary from last years adventure in the canyon – .

  3. on 07 Mar 2012 at 2:02 pm Steve Pero

    No report, but here are some pictures I took.


  4. on 09 Mar 2012 at 2:18 pm David Hanenburg

    Hey Steve – Thanks for sharing those great photos! Dig it!