Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cross Country

A nice report up with Eric Harris:

Monday, August 27, 2012

Moebius Green Monster 50K Report

Congratulations to Julie Curtis for weathering through a very tough 50K for her.

Please visit her blog for the full race report!

Heal up quickly!!!

North Country Trail Races

A few of the NEO TC members took a long trip up to Manistee, Michigan, to participate in the 13th year of the North Country Trail Races.

They were hoping for a bit of cooler weather, being in almost northern Michigan, but alas, it was the same as being at home in Ohio-race day was typical summer, high of 89, about corresponding  humidity.

Julie Bowen Miller finished the marathon in 6 hours 49 minutes.

Kimba finished the 50 mile distance in 12 hours 16 minutes.   Her race report is here.

There was a 1/2 marathon, marathon, and 50 mile distance at this event.  The course was very runner friendly, consisting of mostly non-technical, sandy, runnable single track.  Very well organized race and nice aid stations only 3 to 4 miles apart. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Johnny D at Hard Rock

Pikes Peak Marathon

Congratulations to NEO TC runner Jeff Musick, who successfully completed the Pikes Peak Marathon.

The marathon starts at 6300 feet.
There is an elevation gain of 7815 feet, as Pikes Peak summit is at 14,115 feet.

Jeff completed his run in 6:25:15.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Leadville Results

Congratulatons out to Dave Peterman, who ran a stellar 26.47 at "The Race Across the Sky", the Leadville 100!

Dave  has now completed 3 out the 4 races for the Grand Slam.  He has three weeks to train and rest and recover for the last event, the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run, September 7.

Nice work at Leadville, Dave!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

2012 Speece Triathlon

The Speece Family Triathlon was held this morning in South Jackson Township in NE Ohio.
The Speece Family has a picnic every August, and the morning of the picnic they have a triathlon.
The distances are approx. 400 meter swim, 12 mile bike, and then a 5K run.

This is the 3rd year that the Harris family has participated in this event.
Both Slim and Baby Sasquatch competed not just against the rest of the athletes, but had a little family competition going on as well.
Last year at the Mattapoisett Tri, Slim just edged out BS by 19 seconds.
That was not the case this year, as BS passed Slim on the run and ending up 2:29 in front.

Results here.

The Speece Triathlon is held in memory of Steve Speece, and the proceeds go towards Pancreatic Cancer Research.
This is truly an inspiring event, and to listen to the pre-race briefing when they discuss Steve and what he represented and then to know that cancer touches almost every single one of us...
It truly is an emotional event.

Save a weekend in 2013 in August to fit this in.
You will be glad that you did.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Leadville is this weekend

Cheer on Dave Peterman, as he works on his high elevation race, Leadville 100.  This is # 3 of 4 for the Grand Slam.

 Popularly called "The Race Across the Sky".  A very high elevation race- One hundred miles of extreme Colorado Rockies terrain — from elevations of 9,200 to 12,600 feet, at Hope Pass.

Leadville, Colorado is a very cool little town.  For a cheap (and clean!!) place to stay, check out the Leadville Hostel.  However, don't try to get a room there during any big event, whether it's the mountain bike race or foot race, the hostel is booked through 2014 for these weeks.  But give Wild Bill a call, he may have room for you, and it's a cool place to stage out of for running/hiking 14'ers in the area.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Jeff Musick in Colorado

As part of his prep for the Pike's Peak Marathon, Jeff summitted Mount Elbert on Wednesday, August 15th.
Weather looks to be clear with nothing but blue sky above him.

NEO Trail Management wishes Jeff the best of luck as he targets the Musick family Record at the Marathon this Sunday.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Subsequent LT Challenge!

Nice work and congratulations to Dan Bellinger.  He ran some loops on Saturday, on the Ledges Trail, and then came back and completed the Challenge   on August 14, in the rain, in 6.44.

The Ledges Trail is the 1.75 mile loop of the Ledges in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  18 loops will get you a 50K finish and a nice workout for the day.

We are now up to 8 finishers of the LT Challenge.  We are still awaiting LT to get his finish in.!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Another Finisher of the LT Challenge

Today Kimba finished the LT challenge in 7:57.
Details here on the NEOTC Forum.

Congrats to Kimba for her effort.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vol State Report

Here is the Link to Paul "The King" Lefelhocz Last Annual Vol State 2012 Race Report!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Weekend Running

Running the Burning River 100 Mile Run the weekend before did not seem to slow down George Themelis.  He placed first in his age group at the Independence 5K, completing that in 19.47.

Tim Knapp got his double in on Saturday also, running 20 miles at Mill Creek Park in the early morning on Saturday, then running the Salem Star Trax 5K with his son that evening, in 31.24.

Farther south, Teresa McCombs completed the 5 mile trail race, the Dirty Signal, in the Summit Metroparks, running that in 52.05.

Hot day for running Saturday.  This was also the course familiarization/volunteer run at Mill Creek Park for the YUTC race.  Despite the hot weather, about fifteen runners showed up for some loops around the park.  Mileage ranged from one loop around the lakes, 12 miles, to Slim topping out his mileage about 40 miles.