Thursday, May 31, 2012

Slamming It

Two NEO TC members are slamming it this summer.

First to begin is the Midwest Slam.
This is a new Slam series.  It consists of 4 100 mile races:

Kettle Moraine 100 Mile Endurance Run
Mohican Trail 100 Mile Run
Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run
Hallucination 100 Mile Run

Eric Deutsch is on deck to start the Midwest Slam this Saturday, June 2, in Wisconsin.
There is then a quick turn around to follow that up with Mohican 100 June 16.
He'll  have a bit more time to rest before tackling Burning River July 28.
Hallucination, in Michigan is September 7.

The Grand Slam

The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning award is recognition for those who complete four of the oldest 100 mile trail runs in the U.S. The "Slam" consists of officially finishing the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Leadville Trail 100 Mile Run and the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run all in the same year.

Dave Peterman was lucky in the WS$R lottery, and he is going for the Grand Slam this year.
He will begin his quest on June 26, in Auburn for the Western States Run.
Vermont follows quickly on July 16.
Leadville is on August 20, followed by Wasatch on September 9.

Best of luck guys!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Weekend Running

Another successful FA in the CVNP.  Although there are no frills, and lots of hills repeated in the 6 hour timed event, many folks braved the warm weather on Saturday, May 26, for the timed event.

Paul "The King" Lefelhocz was the only individual to go the full six hours, completing 14 loops.

Other NEO TC Totals:

Chris Lassen - 12
Dan Bellinger - 10
Des Cowie - 9
Bill Wagner - 9
Tom Patton - 8
Elizabeth Sosan - 8
Cyrus Taylor - 7
Kathy Mumaw - 6
Tom Mumaw - 6
Barefoot Johnny O & Pepper - 5
Jeanie Gerstein - 4
Tara Schweitzer - 4
Patty Habenicht - 3
Jeff Musick - 3
The Dirty Bird 15K Trail Rac

Heidi Finiff ran in the Dirty  Bird 15K, which is part of the "Dirty Trail Series", finishing in 1.57.16.

Run for Rabies FA

The Admiral participated in the 3rd Annual "Run for Rabies" held Sunday evening, in the CVNP, completed the marathon distance.

Eric Harris earned a trip to the OHSAA Track and Field Meet for High School athletes by placing 2nd in the Bedford Regional meet in the 1600 with a time of 4:21, just one second short of the Lakeview High School and Harris Family record of 4:20 held by his older brother.
Eric will run in the Jesse Owen Stadium at Ohio State University on Saturday the 2nd of June.

Heath Harris placed 2nd over all in the Mosquito Lake Chase 5K held in Mecca, Ohio on Memorial Day with a time of 16:44.
His Dad was 7th overall in 19:23, on a hot and steamy day.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012


No more entries will be accepted for the 25K.

Any entry postmarked by May 23rd will be accepted, any after that date will not be accepted for the 25K.

No Wait list will be maintained for the 25K event.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Congrats to Baby Sasquatch at the Lakeview District Meet last week.
He ran in 4 events and advanced to the Regional Meet in all 4 races.

His first event was the 4x800 on Thursday, and his team took 3rd overall.
Baby Sasquatch was the anchor for the relay team and was in 5th place when he got the baton.
He was able to move up into 3rd place to secure a spot for the regional meet for him and his teammates.
(top 4 spots in each race advance)
Then he also ran the 800 and 4x400 pre-lims on Thursday and qualified for finals on Saturday.

Saturday his first event was the 1600.
The race ended up being a battle between Drake Sulzer from Woodridge and Baby Sasquatch.
With 150 to go Baby Sasquatch moved up on the outside on the far turn and then took the lead coming off the turn heading down the front stretch for the finish line.
With 40 meters to go Sulzer surged back, but Baby Sasquatch was able to get the lead back in the final meters of the race to win by 0.03 of a second in 4:28.41 to Sulzer's 4:28.44.

On to the 800 where Ryan Adams from CVCA took the early lead and everybody else was left chasing.
Baby Sasquatch was able to take 2nd place over Noah Lebay in 2:00.59 to Adams 1:58.80 and Lebay was 0.30 back with a 2:00.89 effort.

Last was the 4x400 where Baby Sasquatch was in the 3rd position on the team.
The Bulldogs were able to get 2nd place just ahead of a hard charging team from CVCA.
Liberty won the 4x400 with a stadium record time of 3:23.06, Lakeview ran 3:28.66, and CVCA finished in 3:29.11.

This weeks regional will take place in Bedford on the same schedule as last weeks meet, with Pre-lims on Thursday and then Finals on Saturday.
The top four from each event this week will advance to the State Meet in Columbus to run at the Jesse Owens Stadium at Ohio State University.

Good Luck to everyone in high school track looking to advance.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Massanutten Results

Congratulations to all the runners who kicked rocks on a beautiful weekend in Virginia.

The weather was hot (typical) but a little less humidity on Saturday, with no rain.

NEO TC Finishers:

Jim Harris 23:54:13

Bob Combs 31:54:45

Paul Lefelhocz 32:42:33

Bill Losey 33:56:25

Kim Love-Ottobre 33:56:25

Roy Heger 34:25:36

Monday, May 14, 2012

Massanutten Milestones

Congratulations to President For Now Jim Harris and President for Life Bob Combs.
Jim is holding a Silver Buckle and Bob has his Gold Buckle.

Jim ran a sub 24 hour MMT 23:54, his first sub 24 here, and his 5th finish.

Bob completed an impressive milestone of 10 Massanutten finishes.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Weekend Races

Allison Holko-ran a 1.03.03 in the Cap City 1/4  Marathon..apparently a 6.55 mile race(?)

Emerald Crossing Trail Race

Julie and Gale ran the 4 mile trail race.  
Gale Connor  38:41   
Julie Curtis  43:44

Allegany Adventure Run

Chris Kalie pr'd her time by 13 minutes from last year at the Allegany Trail Adventure Run in New York State.  She ran the 22 K in 2.34.

North Coast 24 Hour Race
Cyrus Taylor represented at the loop course in Edgewater Park and logged in 44.74 miles.

Pittsburgh Marathon
Sharyn DiMuzio overcame some injuries and completed the Pittsburgh 1/2 Marathon in 3.00.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Races on the Weekend


April RAINN is a 4.5-mile trail run through the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park, on the Ledges Trails.

Tim Simenc completed the loop in  42.49
Julie Curtis ran it in 56:35

 The O24 Race

 Outrun 24 Hour:

 Trail Run Description: The Outrun 24-Hour Trail Run is a new event held in the scenic Lake Metroparks at the Chapin Forest Reservation. Runners will follow a 1.00244 mi loop for as many miles as possible up to 24 hours.
Elizabeth Sosan completed her first 100K at the Outrun 24 hour.

Chris Lassen ran a PR 50 miler, 10 hours, 50 minutes.
Christine Tokarz 45 miles
Gary Sexton 46 miles

Paul "The King" Lefelhocz 83 miles

Promise Land 50K++

David Horton's popular 50K was Saturday, April 28.  Dave Peterman got some speedwork in for his WS$R training, completing it in 6.00.39.

Tough Mudder Poconos
Congratulations to Thea Wheeler, she is now a Tough Mudder!

Cleveland 10 Mile Road Race
Gale Connor finished in 1.39.21

Move for the Health of It 5K Medina Ohio
Patrick Fisher ran, his words "his slow 5K PR" at 17.55 after track season.

Fish Creek Raccoon 5K Run-Julie Curtis ran the 5K in 31 minutes.

The LT Challenge

Courtney Russell becomes the first bra-burner to complete the LT Challenge in 6.48 !!!

Congratulations to everyone who got some sunshine in this past weekend.