Thursday, March 29, 2012

YUTC Reminder

The 25K is now 25% full.
This distance will sell out long before race day.
This is a reminder that if you want to participate in the 25K, you shouldn't wait too long to sign up.
Once we reach 40 people we will stop taking applications for this distance and there is no wait list for the 25K.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fools Race is this Weekend!!


START and FINISH: Pine Hollow, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Date: Sunday, April 1, 2012
Events: 50km and 25km trail races
Race start: 7:30 a.m. Course Closes 4:30 p.m. (9 hour limit)

NEOTC Fools lining up to participate include 2 Fools who will attempt the Ledges Trail Challenge the night before the race, and hopefully show up at Pine Hollow to toe the line Sunday morning for the 50K.

Mr. and Mrs. Admiral
Mark Anson
Dan Bellinger
Julie Curtis
Eric Deutsch
Heidi Finniff
Todd Hanks
Jim Harris
GrandPa Hawk
Old Man Heger
Dave Janosko
Barefoot Johnny O
Chris Kalie
Michael Kazar
Dave Peterman
Brandon Russell
Tara Schweitzer
Tim Simenec
Elizabeth Sosan
Cyrus Taylor
Bill Thompson
Christine Tokarz
Bill Wagner
Thea Wheeling

 Race Website here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Weekend Running Recap

Congratulations to Bob Combs and Bill Losey, for finishing the Salida Marathon March 10, 2012

Bill finished in 5.27.57 (with a misspelled name!)
Shubi get points for the YUTC shirt

Bob finished in 5.13.49.

Covered Bridge Fat Ass

NEO TC hosted the annual Covered Bridge Fat Ass, this year at Mohican State Park, in Loudonville Ohio.

Over 40 runners showed up, as it is a timely event for runners signed up for "Forget the PR" 50K or the Mohican 50 and 100 Race.

Congratulations to Allison Holko for completing her first 50K distance and still had energy left!

Will Bill at Big Lyons Fall with Zach McCardle
Julie Bowen-Miller helped with Aid at Covered Bridge. Jeff Musick partakes of Aid.
Wild Bill leading the Musick Brothers
This is Des Cowie in pink descending Big Lyons Falls

NEO TC in attendance-Kimba, Pebble, Jeff "Nervous Boy" Musick, Des Cowie, Allison Holko, Julie Bowen-Miller, Wild Bill, Tara Schweitzer, The King.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Oil Creek

NEOTC members needed to get their long runs in EARLY on St Patrick's Day and have their computer warmed up.

The Oil Creek Race Series opened registration at noon on Saturday, and entry slots went very quickly.

The 50K filled in minutes and the 100K sold out in 2 hours.

There are still slots available, at the moment, for the 100 Mile Race.

The Oil Creek Races are Saturday, October 13.

50K Entrants
The Admiral and Mrs. Admiral
Allison Holko
Christine Kalie
Jamie Musick
Rich Vrboncic
Thea Wheeling
Nora Kreider

100K Entrants
Cam Baker
Gale Connor
Julie Curtis
Jeff Musick
Tara Schweitzer
Bill Wagner

100 Mile Entrants
Mark Anson
Bob Combs
Jim Harris
Roy Hege
Paul Lefelhocz
Brian Musick

Sunday, March 18, 2012

State Indoor High School Track Championship- Eric Harris

State Indoor High School  Track Championship- Eric Harris

Eric Harris ran in the OATCCC State Indoor Track meet on Saturday, March 17th.

He was able to take 4th place over all in the 1600 meter race with an indoor PR of 4:25.37.

Excellent job, Eric!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Musick Checks Musick on the LT Challenge

Congratulations to Jeff Musick, who finished the Ledges Trail Challenge, on Saturday, March 17th, in a time of 5:46.

 Jeff is the 2nd NEOTC member to complete the LT Challenge, and the second Musick.

Will Jamie step up to the challenge and complete the Musick Trifecta and beat the boys time?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Oil Creek Trail Runs Registration Opens Tomorrow

Register for one of the three distances tomorrow for the Oil Creek Trail Runs. Here is the Link. The 50K should sell out very quickly. The 100K will probably sell out as well.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pebble sets L-T Challenge standard

On Sunday, March 11, NEO Trail Club member Brian Musick set the mark for the new Ledges Trail Challenge in the CVNP.

The "L-T Challenge" consists of 18 loops of the 1.75 mile Ledges Trail, covering approximately 50-km. Musick finshed the route in 7 hours, 58 minutes.

(Ledges Trail map shown here.)

Brian Musick on the Ledges Trail

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Runnin' of the Green Lucky 7K

Todd Hanks continues his racing streak by getting in a 7K on Sunday after his 5K yesterday.
Today he raced in Denver, Colorado, and was able to get a time of 29:43 for 160th place out of 4611 runners.
That placed him 18th out of too many to count in his age group.

Complete Results here.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Quinlan's St. Patty 5K

Todd Hanks ran at the Quinlan's 5K in Warren Saturday morning.
He was able to place 2nd in his age group and 13th overall with a time of 18:32.

Complete Results here.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Iditarod Trail Invitational

Congratulations to Rick Freeman, who completed the Iditarod Trail Invitational to McGrath, Alaska, a distance of 350 miles, on March 6, 2012.

No racers-runners, bikers, or skiers continued onto the 1000 mile distance, Nome, this year.

These pics were from Rick's Snapfish account:

You many need to register to view all the pictures.

Rick at the start

Leaving Rohn on the Kuskokwim river. A sheet of ice. Breathtaking views.
One last picture during the final snowstorm. About a foot of new snow on the way to McGrath.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Iditarod Trail Invitational Continues

Rick Freeman and Tim Hewitt are both still out there.

From the website, Geoff Roes was the first runner to McGrath, 350 miles, in 6 days 23 hours 25 minutes.  He passed Tim Hewitt out on the course.

McGrath is the 350 mile course finish. Nome is the 1000 mile finish.

Hewitt made it to McGrath, Freeman has made it to Nikolai so far.

The website update:

Monday, March 5, 2012

Weekend Racing

Mill Creek Half
The 23rd annual Mill Creek Distance Classic was Sunday, March 4th.
A few NEO TC runners participated in the hilly 1/2 marathon.
Coach Todd Hanks ran a nice 1.28.55, followed shortly by Jeff Musick in 1.36.13.
Complete Results here

Kent Boys HS Indoor Track Meet
Kent State University had their last HS meet of the indoor season and they run a great format for the kids.
On Saturday they hosted a girls only meet and then on Sunday they held a boys only meet.
Eric Harris ran the mile on Sunday and was able to place 3rd out of the 111 boys that ran.
Complete results here.
He had an indoor season best 4:32.02 which should earn him a spot on the line at the Coaches Indoor State Meet in 2 weeks on the 17th of March at Akron University.
Qualifiers for the1600 meter race here.

Nice work to all who raced!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Green Jewel 50K March 3

The Green Jewel 50K posted some fast results again this year.

The race was delayed at the start, due to road closings for the salamander crossing.

There is a spectacle in March that remains largely unnoticed by the majority of park users. Every March night, when a gentle rain falls and the air temperature rises above 45°F, hundreds, sometimes thousands of salamanders undertake a perilous trek from the hidden forest haunts across Valley Parkway in Brecksville to find certain ancestral breeding pools. Park staff close a section of Valley Parkway between Chippewa Creek Drive and Deer Lick Cave in Brecksville whenever the migration might take place.

NEO TC results:

Brandon Russell 4.54
Mike Kazar 5.25
Mike Keller 5.46
Paul Lefelhocz 5.56
Don Baun  6.41

Also heard via FB that Dan Bellinger was rocking an Aid Station at mile 19.1, complete with steak, potato soup, and gourmet coffee! (No cooked salamanders!)

Complete results here

 Nice work!!