[EB Sprint Results format.]
Start at the top of Mount Nebo.
Feeling fresh and spunky, enjoy the downhill grade that includes a mix of trail and road, but don’t forget you have to turn around and run back to the top!
Round trip distance – 14-ish miles.
Over 100 runners did just that at the second race of the Arkansas Ultra Trail Series, Mount Nebo Trail Run.
It became a solo run very quickly for 20 year old, Chris Moutos. After a couple miles of warm-up, Chris dialed up the effort with a solid group of fast tread in chase that included Sean Salazar, Tom Brennan, Chris Block, David Joseph, and Mark DenHerder…that eventually turned into a sub-race for second and third.
Chris bombed down the mountain before coming to the realization…
“It was going to be kind of a miserable climb back to the top.”
Chris dug in on the grunt back up the mountain to win the male scamper in 1:32:35.
How did those last few miles feel?
“ I wont say the last 2-3 miles of the run climbing the switchbacks up the mountain could necessarily be called “fun;” I’ll just say it was a character building experience.”
Fellow Fayetteville runner, Sean Salazar, created nearly a three minute gap from the chase group to snag runner-up honors.
Top 5 male
- Chris Moutos – 1:32:35
- Sean Salazar – 1:44:50
- Tom Brennan – 1:47:43
- Chris Block – 1:47:51
- David Joseph – 1:47:55
1:4x road half marathoner and Little Rock local, Jenny Wilkes, led all females back to the top of Mount Nebo to earn the win in 2:08:24.
Leslie Brahn of Tennessee held on for second.
Top 5 female
- Jenny Wilkes – 2:08:24
- Leslie Brahn – 2:15:32
- Stacey Shaver – 2:16:29
- Jen Freilino – 2:18:08
- Jenny Brod – 2:18:12
Talk Mt. Nebo
- How was your Arkansas adventure?
Special thanks to Chris Moutos for sharing a few thoughts with us.
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