Sunday, July 29, 2012

Burning River Results

Congratulations to all the runners who participated in this year's Burning River 100.  There were a few NEO TC members running, many more were supporting, both working Aid Stations, pacing, and just cheering on runners.

George Themelis had a stellar BR performance, finishing in 20:50, 25th overall, 2nd Grandmasters.

Eric Deutsch has now 75% of the Midwest Slam completed, finishing in 22:58.

Paul "The King" Lefelhocz had just a short run on the weekend, only 100 miles.  He finished in 27.47, just after finishing second at Vol State one week ago.

Mark Anson also had a good day at Burning River, completing his work in 29.15.

Nice work all.

Rest up and see you in Mill Creek Park Saturday!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Burning River Weekend

The weekend of the Burning River 100 Endurance Run is almost here.

NEO TC Members spotted in the entrants list:

Eric Deutsch-working on # 3 of the 4 for the Midwest Slam.

Mark Anson

Paul Lefelhocz-doing his cool down run after Vol State

George Themelis

Cyrus Taylor

Many other NEO TC folks will be out working Aid Stations and cheering runners on.

Good luck, have fun, stay cool!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dave Peterman at the Vermont 100

Dave looking a little surprised by the horses..
Dave still managed to smash the course in 20 hours, 23 minutes!!

YUTC Course Preview

Mill Creek Park was established in 1891 by Volney Rogers, a Youngstown attorney. It is the second largest metropolitian park in the United States.

The Parapet Bridge, constructed in 1913, is located on the east side of Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park. Architect and landscape designer Julius Schweinfurth created this striking masterpiece of massive upright boulders and a graceful arch. From the four viewing platforms, visitors can look east to Spring Brook Ravine and west to Lake Glacier.

You will be running under the bridge and to your left,with Lake Glacier on your right.

A blurry pic of the approach to the infamous Love Log.

After the Love Log, a little run on the rest of the  Monkey Trails, up Rainbow Hill, back into woods, across Pinball Ridge and down to the road.

Hop across the road and back next to the water, heading for the Covered Bridge and Lanterman's Mill.

When you see the beginning of the boardwalk, you are approaching Lanternman's Mill and the Covered Bridge, where the Aid Station will be set up.

At the end of the 18th century the land surrounding a beautiful, natural waterfall, now known as Lanterman's Falls, belonged to John Young, founder of Youngstown.
The first mill was built of logs from the site. Millstones were cut from granite boulders found in the area of what is now Fifth Avenue at Rayen Avenue. This mill operated from 1799 to 1822.

In 1823 the original mill was replaced by a second mill. Built by Eli Baldwin, this frame structure served only as a gristmill. Baldwin's mill operated until 1843 when a flood washed it away. A grinding stone from this mill can still be seen resting in the creekbed 500 feet downstream of the Falls.

The current frame structure was built in 1845-46 by German Lanterman and his brother-in-law Samuel Kimberly. German and his wife Sally Ann owned a large tract of land around the Falls. Lanterman's Mill was the third mill constructed at the Falls and was used solely as a gristmill.

Lanterman's Mill was restored over a three year period, from 1982 to 1985. 

You will then cross the Covered Bridge, where the Aid Station will be set up.


After you cross the Covered Bridge you will be running down the south side of the course, beside Lake Newpoort.

This is the southern end of the YUTC race course, around Lake Newport.

After you round the bottom end of Lake Newport, there is just one section of road to encounter, just less than one mile.

After you have crossed the Covered Bridge and started on the east side of the course, you will come across the Suspenion Bridge.

The Suspension Bridge, located on Valley Drive, was erected in 1895 and spans Mill Creek connecting the east and west sides of the park. Following the wishes of Volney Rogers to create fanciful park entrances, Charles Fowler of the Youngstown Bridge Company designed the structure.

Pioneer Pavilion, is one of the oldest structures in Youngstown, Ohio. Constructed in 1821, this sandstone building served as a mill for carding and fulling wool. The building was later used as a storeroom for the nearby Mill Creek Furnace, then remodeled for party use in 1893. In 1894, the woolen mill was officially named Pioneer Pavilion to honor its pioneer history.

The flagpole is a new addition at Pioneer Pavilion, dedicated 2011 to Gary L Nilsson.

This would be the view as you come out of the woods and make the left turn back down the drive to the Start/Finish Line at the Log Cabin.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer is Heating Up!

This was the 24th year of the Vermont Endurance 100 Mile Run.
VT100 runner & rider
The Vermont 100 Endurance Race is one of the original 100 mile runs in the USA and a part of the Grand Slam Series of Ultrarunning.    There is also a 100 Mile Endurance Ride happening concurrently with the footrace.

NEO TC members Desiree Cowie and Dave Peterman made the trip to Vermont for the footrace.

Des Cowie finished in 24.54.31, with Wild Bill Wagner pacing her the last thirty miles.

Dave Peterman had a very solid race, finishing in 20.23, with LT (Lloyd Thomas) pacing him.

Nice work, everyone!!

Back in Ohio, Dan Bellinger took home second in his age group, 2nd Grandmasters, in the "Dirty Mo" Trail Race, in Loudonville, Ohio, 1:55:09.

Farther up, in Northern Ohio, The Summer Meltdown 5K was held in Lakewood.

Heidi Finiff finished 3rd in her age group,  at 25.12

Gale Connor finished in 30.06

There was a "Bill Wagner" finishing the 5K also, but we're pretty sure Bill was in Vermont vs Lakewood.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

NEO Trail Epicness

It has been a good week of running and racing for NEO TC.

The 2012 Hardrock 100  Run saw four NEO TC members completing the run:

Cam Baker and Jim  Harris finished in 37.00 flat.

Roy Heger came in next, in 47 hours 5 minutes, telling us that Billy Bob was still out there.

Bill Losey came strolling in at 47 hours 40 minutes,well under the 48 hour cut off.

Good job guys.

Back in Ohio, it was also the weekend of the annual Buckeye Trail 50K.  NEO TC had two nice places in age groups:

Courtney Russell was the Female Masters Winner, in 6.05.20.

George Themelis took the GrandMasters Win, in 4.55.52.

Ted Neiman finished in 5.33.25
The Admiral finished the BT50K in 6.27.30
Mark Anson completed the course in 7.04.22

The weekend also marked the start of the Last Annual Vol State Run. Paul "The King" Lefelhocz was again out there on the road, finishing up third overall this year, in a monsoon.  Paul's finishing time was 5:20:05:06 for his 314 miles.