Monday, August 29, 2011

Combs Finishes Cascade Crest 100

Congratulations to Bob Combs, for finishing the Cascade Crest 100 Mile Race in 29 hours 42 minutes!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Losey Summits Rainier

Bill Losey summitted Mt Rainer on Saturday, August 20.

And more importantly, he made it off the mountain safely. Congratulations, Bill!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Vol State Report

Paul Lefelhocz has created a very interesting presentation on his Vol State Race, with also some commentary about his Burning River 100 Mile Finish also.

Please click this link for his report. It is in a Google Document format.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pictorial of the YUTC Course

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.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

YUTC Volunteer/Familiarization Run At Mill Creek Park

A good group of runners turned out for the YUTC Volunteer/Familiarization Run on Saturday. More pictures to come soon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

YUTC Training Run

Course Familiarization run this Saturday the 14th of August.
8:00 start for the group at the Log Cabin.
We will cover the 12 miles of the YUTC course, with water stops every 4 miles.
Others are starting earlier, in case you need a few more miles.

More info here.

Monday, August 8, 2011

NEOTC Dominates at the Speece Family Duathlon

Quick report on the Speece Duathlon.
Eric Harris wins the duathlon with a come from behind effort on the 2nd run.
Eric was also the fastest on both runs.
Todd Hanks dominates the bike portion.
Following is the list of the NEOTC effort at the Duathlon.
1st place  -  Eric Harris   1:01:14
2nd place -  Jim Harris    1:02:48
3rd place -  Todd Hanks 1:03:16
4th place  -  Pat Dillon     1:08:36

Great event and one that many of us are looking ahead to next year to compete again at the Speece Venue.
Should have the Triathlon back next year is the latest word from the event organization.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Speece Family Duathlon

This Saturday is the Speece Family Duathlon.
While not on trails, this race is a great experience for those who like to compete and particiapte in unique events.
The Speece Family has taken it upon themselves to create an event that raises money for Pacreatic Cancer research.
After the event there will be a family picnic and everyone participating is asked to bring a covered dish to share.
More info here.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Burning River 100

Congratulations to all who participated in the Burning River 100 Mile. And big THANK YOU to the many many volunteers who gave up their weekend to support the runners!!

There were some great performances by NEO TC members:

Courtney Russell 25.38.54

Roy Heger 25.38.59

Paul Lefelhocz 27.16.43

Ron Ross 28.51.06

Kurt Osadchuck 28.36.27

The 100 mile distance of the past weekend must have seemed 'short' for Paul Lefelhocz, who earlier in the month completed the 314 distance of the Vol State Race.  The other participants in the "King of the Miles" contest should be relieved that July is over and Paul can't add any more miles for the month!

Monday, August 1, 2011

King of the Miles

Get your July Miles to Jim Harris.

Paul L takes a big lead in the Race miles with Vol State and BR100 to his credit.
Paul had over 400 miles racing in the Month of July.