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Rugged and Raw Trail Run 2013 Results – Michael Lee and Stacy Huser Dial Up Effort Early to Earn Wins

On Saturday October 5th, Back on my Feet DFW hosted their third annual fundraiser, the Rugged and Raw Trail Run.


Humid and moderately warm conditions greeted over 160 runners ready for a 10km or 20km scamper on the uncomfortably fun and scenic trails at Cedar Ridge Preserve. An intimate DFW trail loaded with a number of short but steep climbs and descents, along with a nice mix of groomed runnable while snuggled within a canopy of trees that are a huge bonus during the warmer summer months.

Photo: Courtesy Lucky Star Designs /

Photo: Courtesy Lucky Star Designs /


Photo: Courtesy Lucky Star Designs /

For those that took on the 20km challenge, temps transitioned from warm to a bit frosty that included light rain towards the end of the race.

10km star! (Photo: David Hanenburg)

10km start! (Photo: David Hanenburg)

The men’s race in the 20km had two of the podium finishers of 2012, Chanc Woods (2nd) and Michael Lee (3rd), back for another go on this course. 11km in the race, Michael had separated from the chase duo by two+ minutes that included Chanc and Gavin Maestas.

Michael Lee in the early kilometers. Photo:

Michael Lee in the early kilometers. (Photo: Courtesy Lucky Star Designs /

Michael would hold onto the gap over the final loop to cross the line first in 1:40:47!

Gavin would create a bit of separation from Chanc for runner up honors.

Men’s 20km Results

  1. Michael Lee – 1:40:47
  2. Gavin Maestas – 1:44:03
  3. Chanc Woods – 1:45:29

Enjoy our brief interview with Michael Lee where we chat about his running background, Rocky Raccoon 100 birthday gift, and insight on the Rugged and Raw scamper!

Podcast: Download (Duration: 9:07 – 4.17 MB)

Note: “Spartan dude” is Shawn Feiock. Sorry Shawn. 🙂

The women’s 20km race witnessed Stacy Huser inspiring at the front from the initial miles. Within the final 1km, Stacy was slowing and was nearly caught by Kristine Iotte. Stacy found a way to hold on and win the female race with a three second margin, in a time of 2:11:29!


Stacy Huser focused on the trail in the early going. (Photo: Courtesy Lucky Star Designs /

Roadie, Kristine, loved the trail system and event.

“Loved that it wasn’t a flat trail –bring on the roots and rocks! Although I was battling a side stitch from hell at the end, I didn’t want it to end yet. Such a great trail to run!”

Women’s 20 km Results 

  1. Stacy Huser – 2:11:29
  2. Kristine Iotte – 2:11:32
  3. Christina Armstrong – 2:15:37

Complete 20km results

Ana Rodriguez-Llamas and Kim Rogers-Tracy put on display an exciting race at the front. No let-up permitted in this one. By the end of the 10 km, Ana put together a spicy 54:17 finish time for the win! Kim was alone in second, less than two minutes back.


Kim Rogers-Tracy and Ana Rodriquez-Llamas in the early going. (Photo: Courtesy Lucky Star Designs /

Women’s 10 km Results

  1. Ana Rodriguez – Llamas – 54:17
  2. Kim Rogers – Tracy – 55:57
  3. Lisa Coleman – 1:01:32

Eloy Gonzalez not only provided the pre-race instructions, he then ran the 10km and won it in 47:44! Eloy, a tri-dude, has been exploring the dirt scene over the last couple years with a number of consistent and top results along with his first 50 mile finish at Vermont 50 at the end of September.


Eloy taking about all the fun rocks, roots, and climbs. (Photo: Courtesy Lucky Star Deisgns /

Men’s 10 km Results

  1. Eloy Gonzalez – 47:44
  2. Don Robertson – 49:29
  3. Leo Llamas – 54:23

Complete 10 km results

Inspiration Point included finishes by Robert Hancock (age 69), Rusty Hailey (65), Tom Crull (70), Spareribs LaMothe (67), and Loretta Gilliland (67)!

Talk Rugged and Raw

  • What did y0u think of the Dallas trail system?
  • Any strong memories from the day?
Photo: David Hanenburg

Photo: David Hanenburg

Special thanks to Michael Lee, Kristine Iotte, and Lucky Star Designs for their support with this article.

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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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