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3 Days of Syllamo – 2012 Results

Not One, not Two, but Three days of trail running adventures for those wanting to complete the entire dirt lovin’ package. Or simply enjoy the day of your choosing.  Now put yourself in the Ozark Mountains in north central Arkansas and your have yourself the 3 Days of Syllamo!

Photo: Courtesy Jeremy Day

50 km, 50 mile and a 20 km wraps up the weekend.

So how much climbing is there?

  • 50 km – 7000 feet
  • 50 mile – 15000 feet
  • 20 km – 3300 feet

“Approximately 96 miles; 26,000ft of climbing and 26,000ft of descending; 3 Days! It doesn’t get much better than that!”  – Steve Kirk, Race Director of 3 Days of Syllamo 


Photo: Courtesy Jeremy Day

A great summary of the three days of trail scamper can be enjoyed by a Nicholas Norfolk article at Arkansas Outside.

All results below are based on preliminary info.

50 km

Top 5 male

  1. Rasmus Hoeg (WI) – 4:13:58
  2. Nick Lewis (TN) – 4:25:14
  3. Darin Schneidewind (KS) – 4:35:26
  4. Adam Dearing (MO) – 4:43:33
  5. Travis Liles (IL) – 4:49:20

Photo: Courtesy Jeremy Day

Top 5 female

  1. Ashley Nordell (OR) – 4:55:06 (*7th overall*)
  2. Tracy Hoeg (WI) – 5:22:50
  3. Teddi Schneider (LA) – 5:36:40
  4. Lisa Walbridge – 5:50:31
  5. Laurie Euler – (CO) – 6:02:29

50 mile

Top 5 female

  1. Ashley Nordell (OR) – 9:39:14 (*6th overall*)
  2. Mindy Coolman (MO) – 10:18:14
  3. Tracy Hoeg (WI) – 10:20:43
  4. Teddi Schneider (LA) – 10:52:44
  5. Meghan Hicks (UT) – 11:18:35

Photo: Courtesy Jeremy Day

Top 5 male

  1. Nick Lewis (TN) – 8:41:04
  2. Jake Anderson (TX) – 9:11:41
  3. Adam Casseday (WV) – 9:29:54
  4. Aaron Norman (MO) – 9:35:45
  5. Darin Schneidewind (KS) – 9:36:57

20 km

Top 5 male

  1. Rasmus Hoeg (WI) – 1:52:20
  2. Aaron Norman (MO) – 2:00:36
  3. Kevin Cooper (CO) – 2:02:10
  4. Nick Lewis (TN) – 2:03:16
  5. Chad Johnson (AR) – 2:04:22

Photo: Courtesy Jeremy Day

Top 5 female

  1. Ashley Nordell (OR) – 2:13:00
  2. Meghan Hicks (UT) – 2:21:47
  3. Corina Miller (AR) – 2:25:25
  4. Tracy Hoeg (WI) – 2:32:02
  5. Teddi Schneider (LA) – 2:33:54

3 Day Overall

Overall Top 3 male

  1. Nick Lewis (TN) – 15:09:33
  2. Darin Schneidewind (KS) – 16:19:38
  3. Aaron Norman (MO) – 16:52:39
Overall Top 3 female
  1. Ashley Nordell (OR) – 16:47:21 (*3rd overall*)
  2. Tracy Hoeg (WI) – 18:15:35
  3. Teddi Schnieder (LA) – 19:03:18

 Complete results (prelim)


Here is a good little video by David Wakefield capturing a few moments throughout the three days.

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

Inspiration Point

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

  • Charles Mabry (MO – age 68) and Maurice Robinson (AR – age 70) inspired in the 20 km.

Life is play. Play is life.

The Tough-as-Nails Award

nails1The final finishers of an ultra distance event are some of the toughest athletes that are willing to stick with it to the best of their current ability and cross that darn finish line.

The Tough-as-Nails award recipients:

  • Amanda Jerman (MO) completed the 50 mile journey in 13:32:51.
  • Perrin Peacock (OH) and Cariann Hutchens (MS) crossed the 50 km finish together in 8:33:41.

Photo: Courtesy Jeremy Day

Race Reports

  • “This race really is more about camaraderie and fellowship, than competition.  But . . . there was still some racing going on and here’s how it shook out for me.”  by Casseday @ Chasing the Wind
  • “As I was leaving I noticed that a woman had passed me while I was lollygagging at the aid station. I was feeling competitive. She was walking parts of the rocky hill that took us past the halfway point, so I did my Colorado thing and just ran, slowly but surely. If I had been more focused on staying on course and less on kicking ass, I would have noticed that I was being lead off course.” by Laurie @ Lost in the Dirt (Day 1), Day 2
  • “I could say these past three days have been like a dream, but I have never had close to this much fun in a dream. 95 miles in 3 days in running shoes with marked trails and aid stations. This may just be the best way to discover a new area of the world. And the Ozarks are gorgeous.” by Sea Legs Girl
  • “We had a fun trip. I had insisted on driving down to Arkansas, as flying with little kids stresses me out. We packed 5 people and too much junk into our aging minivan (the “busboos”) and drove south.” by Fast Bastard

Talk some Dirt

  • If you ran all three days, which day was the toughest for you?
  • Was there a special moment or experience during your run? Feel free to share.

Special thanks to Jeremy Day for sharing the great photos you see above!

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About the author

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.

4 Responses to “3 Days of Syllamo – 2012 Results”

  1. on 20 Mar 2012 at 11:08 am olga

  2. on 20 Mar 2012 at 11:29 am David Hanenburg

    Thanks Olga! I have added them to the summary!

    Not sure how I missed them but thanks for finding and sharing.

    Keep inspiring!

  3. on 20 Mar 2012 at 12:58 pm olga

    This whole 3-day festival always seemed like a lot of fun. I just need to find time to take off during a week – from work AND kids:)

  4. on 21 Mar 2012 at 8:57 am David Hanenburg

    Absolutely…and completely agree…on all fronts!