Saturday, October 29, 2011

Eric Harris Advances to State CC Meet

Eric finished 11th over all at the Division 2 Boardman Regional to qualify to run at the National Trails course in Hebron, Ohio.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Number Nine-Stone Steps

Congrats to Billy Bob Losey.

He jetted back to Cincinnati, to complete his Ninth Stone Step 50K. Bill completed the race in 5:57:13.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sad News

Dan Dunlap died on October 22, 2011 in an accident while cutting down a tree.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

His Intensity and Presence will be missed by all who knew him.

Below is a note from Bob Combs.

I was up in the High Country for the weekend and just finished a awesome run/hike of about 4 hours on Saturday.
When I got back to the room there was a voice message on my phone from a good friends (Dan Dunlap) ex wife.
I could tell by the tone in her voice that something very serious had happened. After calling her and leaving a message, she called me back.
Dan was killed instantly by a large falling tree branch. Dan had been working with a tree service company for many years, even when working a M-F full time he would work the tree service on the weekends.
Dan was always going 110 MPH.
Back in high school I knew of Dan from high school Cross Country, I ran for La Brae for 2 years, Dan ran for Py Valley. He was an All State runner in HS track and Cross Country.
Dan went to Ohio University and was an All American. Running 14:xx minutes for 5000.
I first met Dan when we worked together at a telecom company around 1998, we worked together and car pooled for about 2+ years. This is when Dan and I became friends. Golf outings, company dinners, good fun stuff.
We always kept in touch, never a quick phone call, we were both ramblers on the phone.
I remember when he called me to ask if I knew anything about some 50K trail run in Mill Creek Park. Of course I had him signed up within the week. Joined NEOTC as well. If we had more time I know I could have got him running his first 100, he was asking those questions.
Dan leaves behind a son in high school (Drew), I hope he lives and runs like his Dad!
I will miss you! My heart is heavy but my feet are light thinking of you.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dyslexia Dash 5K

Congratulations to Race Director Courtney Russell for her successful Dyslexia Dash 5K Prediction Run, held Saturday, October 22.

“Prediction Run” awards and special prizes will be given to the ten runners who come closest to predicting their 5k finish time (regardless of age or gender) Runners will be asked to predict their finishing time when they register for the race. This race will be run without the benefit of watches, course timers or mile markers!

Over two hundred runners participated in this run.  NEO TC member  Lloyd Thomas had the fastest race time, a 5K in 18:17; but he did not win the race.  Lloyd predicted he would finish in 18:30; but ran a fast 18:17 instead. Lloyd ended up being 11th in the prediction run.

Brandon Russell came in third in the Prediction run, since he predicted he would run a 22:22, and ran a 22:25 5K, a difference of three seconds.

The next Dyslexia Dash 5K will be held October 21, 2012.  Thanks to all who participated.  This event will raise awareness for language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, and provide an opportunity for runners and walkers of all ability levels to have fun and compete on an even playing field. Proceeds benefit NOBIDA and Lawrence School.

Results are posted here:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The King Strikes Again

Paul Lefelhocz completed yet another race.  This time, it was the timed 12 Hour Event,   The Presque Isle Endurance Classic, October 15.  He came in second, with 53 miles.

Kurt Osadchuk also completed the race, with 50 miles under his belt.

Good going, guys! Way to rack those miles up!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Columbus Marathon

Congratulations to NEO TC Members that ran the Columbus Marathon Sunday.

Finishers were:

Dave Peterman 3.07.50  (smokin time!)

Ron Ross 3.26.06

Kevin Martin 3.26.33

Friday, October 14, 2011

Weekend Race Recap

Weekend Race Recap

There were numerous finishes at The Oil Creek Races held Oct 8 & 9th.

100 Mile Finishers:

Jim Harris 22.55
Eric Deutsch 24.14
Bob Combs 27.44
Brian Musick 31.11

100K Finishers

Cam Baker 12.35-also Cam was third place finisher! Nice work.
Mark Anson 16.38

50K Finishers

Chris Kalie 8.04
Gale Connor 9.18

The Towpath Marathon was also on October 9.  There were NEO TC members completing the marathon:

Ron Ross 3.30
Brandon Russell 3.50
Courtney Russell 4.01
Roy Heger 4.05
Mike Halkovich 4.42

Well done everyone!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Forget the PR 50K Registration for 2012 opens on Thursday, October 13th

The Forget the PR 50K race date will be April 15th, 2012.
Registration will open Thursday 10/13/2011 @ 6:00 AM.

More info here.

Rob Powell puts on a great race and the Mohican Trails are Great.
From river crossings to the four point climbs up Lyons Falls...
you don't want to miss this event.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cam Baker at OC100K

Warning about this Blog Post...
It does not take much to amuse me.

Oil Creek 100K RD Tom Jennings knew that Cam Baker would be racing at Oil Creek this weekend.
So he had special signs made up to keep Cam on course while he ran the loops at Oil Creek State Park.
Any place that there would be chance for Cam to get off route, one of these signs were there to keep Cam from taking a wrong turn.

While I was out on the loop, everytime I saw one of these signs, I giggled to myself.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ultra Weekend

The second weekend of October is a hotbed of ultra running.  There are three great races this weekend: The Oil Creek Ultra Series, Grindstone 100, and the West Virginia Trilogy.

Most NEO TC Members are staying closer to home and running Tom Jenning's fine event at Oil Creek.

Listed Starters for the 100 Mile Race:
Jim Harris
Bob Combs
Brian Musick
Roy Heger
Paul Lefelhocz
Eric Deutsch

100K Listed Starters:
Cam Baker
Mark Anson

50K Starters:
Chris Kalie
Gale Connor

Kimba is the only NEO TC Member to represent at the West Virginia Trilogy this year.

There are no NEO TC Runners listed for the Grindstone.  Too many races closer to home for that drive.

Best of luck to all runners, have fun on those trails!

Also NEOTC member Eric Harris will toe the line for a Cross Country Meet at the Stow Invitational.