Monday, June 27, 2011

XTERRA Chapin Forest 8K Results

The XTERRA races continue to be popular events for NEO TC members.

In 2010, the inaugural XTERRA Ohio Trail Run series consisted of five races. In 2011, the series consists of cross country trail runs in the Northern Ohio region (7 races) and Southeast Ohio region (3 races). 

The XTERRA Chapin Forest 8K was held on Sunday, June 26. This challenging course offers both flat sections and hills with a combination of well-groomed and technical trails on gravel, dirt, and rocks.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Sosan, who finished in 49.03.  She was quickly followed by Heidi Finiff in 49.50, and Gail Connor in 59.41. Good job ladies!

The next XTERRA event is the Mohican Trail Race, a 19K (11 miles) race, July 9.

Congratulations to Eric Deutsch!

Eric finished the Western States Endurance Run!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mohican Results

The Mohican Marathon, 50 mile, and 100 Mile Race was held last weekend at Mohican State Park/Forest. The weather was the usual "Mo weather" hot and humid.

NEO Trail Members who finished races were:

Ron Ross, finishing the 100 Mile, in 30.56

Courtney Russell, with a very impresive time in the 50 mile race: 11.22
Desiree Cowie and Tara Schweitzer managed to finish before Wild Bill Wagner in the 50 mile race. Their times were: Desiree 12.57, Tara 13.52, and Bill 14.00.44


Cortland 10 Miler

This was the 33rd year of the Cortland 10 Miler.
Rumor had it that this was the coolest weather ever for this event.
Great old school race and a tough course with 4 solid hills on the race route.
NEOTC had several participants in the tour of Cortland.

 Heath Harris took the win overall in 57:06, with a solo effort from the gun.
 Eric Harris won the 18 and under age group in 1:06:14.
Todd Hanks won the 40 to 49 age group in 1:07:XX.
Jim Harris is pushed here by newest NEOTC member Pat Dillon in 1:08:29 or so.  Pat won the 30 to 39 age group with his effort.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Western States-Eric Deutsch

Best wishes and good luck to NEO Trail Member Eric Deutsch, as he runs the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.

Eric's bib number is 71; you can follow his progress here:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mohican 100

This Saturday will be the Mohican 100 Trail run at Mohican State Park.
This year in addition to the 100 mile trail run, they also have a 50 miler, and a trail marathon as well.
You can register up to Friday for this event.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Finish Line Meal at Laurel

This is what the runners had waiting for them that ran the whole trail from Ohiopyle to Seward.

Sirloin Beef Chili
White Turkey Chili
Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup
Cilantro and Lime Rice
Vegetarian Beans (with a touch of sweetness that I found out was from Kahula)

Many thanks to Don Smith for his hours preparing the feast that everyone enjoyed at the trail head at Seward.

Congrats to Lloyd Thomas and Brian Musick for getting the coveted finishers award with the 77 on it.
They are already working on the bridge and Rick Freeman said that he had assurances that the run will be back to 71 miles next year.

Congrats to Eric Harris, Mark Anson, and Jim Harris for completing the 50K this year.
The food selection was not as gourmet like the 77 runners had.
But after a few hours on trail, Pizza and Gatorade is always welcome.
They even had Chocolate Milk which made Baby Sasquatch very happy.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Laurel Ultra is this Weekend

Rick Freeman and Company put on a very nice low key event.
The trail is the centerpiece of this event, and I could go on and on about how much I like this trail.
But instead of me typing it all out, I found a better way for you to get a taste of what this trail is all about.
Here is a link to a great review of the Laurel course on Kimba's Blog.

These NEO Trail Club Members will be running the trail at Laurel on Saturday, and some into Sunday.

Mark Anson
Eric Harris
Lloyd Thomas
Brian Musick
Tim Knapp
Jim Harris

The individuals going all the way to Seward will be running when you get up on Saturday, and more than likely still running when you go to bed.