Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the N.E. Ohio Trail Club!
We should be very thankful to have such a great group of runners to spend time with. Hopefully everyone had fun at their local turkey trot... even if it was on pavement! =)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Slim Pickins FA

On Saturday the following NEO Trail members participated in this year's Slim Pickins FA run... From left to right: Dan Kuzma, Jim Harris, Brian Musick, Kim Love-Ottobre, Bob Combs, Les Martisko, Roy Heger, and Eric Deutsch

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ultracentric 2008

Can't find the results for this year's Ultracentric yet but a few things have been mentioned on the Ultralist. The 48 hour race was won by Tony Mangan with 202 miles. John Geesler won the 24 hour with 124 miles and second was Dan Rose with 120 miles. Nikki Kimbal pulled out early as did Scott Jurek who reached 50 miles.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

One... More... Mile! (Day 17)

Today is Day #17 of the One More Mile Challenge and there are still 6 runners trudging along out of the original 9, including N.E. Ohio Trail Club member Dave Peterman. So far each runner has logged 153 miles. To read the concept behind this run and the rules, click here.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sleepy Hollow 12 Hour Rogaine

Tonight at midnight Mike Keller will be participating in the Sleepy Hollow 12 hour Rogaine orienteering event in Chillicothe, Ohio (Scioto Trail State Park). Following this event Mike will be posting a detailed report on his blog.

If you're not familiar with rogaining, it is a sport of long distance cross-country navigation, in which teams of two to five people visit as many checkpoints as they wish in a set time period. The traditional Rogaine is 24 hours in duration, however, there are also shorter events of 6,8 and 12 hours. Most rogainers are on foot and held in attractive bush and farmland locations, however, some events are held in metropolitan areas (Metrogaines), or on bikes (Cyclegaines).

The parts of the course you visit are entirely up to you and your team members. There are no set routes and you don’t have to spend the whole time on the course. You can return to the ‘hash house’ at any time for hot food and rest around the campfire, or sleep, before heading out again. Some competitive teams may cover 50km in a 12 hour event and even more in an event of 24 hours duration. However, the distance you travel is entirely up to you. The satisfaction comes in finding your way around the course according to the route you have chosen and navigating back to the finish within the time limit. For more information, check out the US Orienteering Federation website.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Run with Scissors Results

Click Here for complete results of the Run with Scissors Double Marathon & 60K which took place on October 26th.

NEO Trail Club members that participated were Dave Peterman, Rob Truscott, TJ Hawk, Paul Lefelhocz, Tanya Cady, Frank Dwyer, Michael Kazar, Ron Ross, and Bill Wagner.

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Ghost Town 38.5

Two NEO Trail Club members, Don Baun and Greg Murray, will be participating in The Ghost Town 38.5 mile race in Sierra County, New Mexico on January 18th. The course is run mostly on dirt roads and trails and features a 300-ft. elevation gain up a 1.3 mile hill. Click Here to view who's running the race.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Festivus Fat Ass 50K

The Festivus Fat Ass 50K will be held December 14th at 8:30 AM at the Worthington Hills Park in Worthington, OH (just north of Columbus). This is THE holiday run you've waited all year for, put on by the Columbus RoadRunners Club. The entire course follows the Olentangy Bike Path.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Pinhoti 100

Bill Losey will be participating in the first inaugural Pinhoti 100 trail run this weekend November 8th and 9th. The event starts in Heflin, AL on the Pinhoti single track trail and continues through the Talladega National Forest. The course will consist of 80.62 miles of single track trail, 16.98 miles of jeep road and 4.52 miles of pavement and will finish on the rubberized track in the Sylacauga High School Football Stadium.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Run Across America

Marshall Ulrich finished his trans continental run today at 7:10 PM. He broke the grand master’s as well as the master’s record. Marshall averaged 58 miles a day over the entire 3045 or so miles. That’s 58 miles every day for 52 and a half days. Equal to just over 116 marathons. To view his blog - click here.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mountain Masochist 50 Miler

Yesterday, Nick Billock completed the grueling Mountain Masochist 50 Miler in 10:50:08. In its 26th year, this race has earned the reputation of being the "best trail races in the east" with 9200 ft of gain and 7200 ft of loss. Click here to view Nick's race report.