Saturday, October 31, 2009

Series Results

Thank you to all the racers, volunteers, and sponsors who made this race series possible! The series will be back next year, so I look forward to working with you all again.

There was another great turnout this Wednesday for our last race. The weather cooperated wonderfully providing crisp and dry race conditions. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we were able to give away 14 pairs of Salomon XT Wings trail running shoes and cinnamon rolls from Great Harvest in Linden Hills to all top-3 finishers and age group leaders.

End-of-series standings

Race results 10-28-09

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Race recap

Thanks to everyone who braved the weather Wednesday night and came out for the race, you are all true Minnesotans! Everyone had a good time stomping around in the mud and taking in the quickly changing fall scenery.

It seems like the new starting location (the picnic area off the right-hand parking lot as you drive into the visitor center) worked well, so plan to start there once again next Wednesday (10/28) for the finale event.

Based on the performances and attendance of the race, there has been a shake-up of current series leaders. Especially exciting is the tie for first place in the women's category between Nicole Lepinski and Lorena Byerly. Next week's race will decide the champion.

Overall leaders
1. Chris Harvey 220 points
2. David Hansen 180 points
3. Scott Maus 119 points

1. (tie) Nicole Lepinski and Lorena Byerly
3. Kim Maxwell

Age-group Leaders
  • U-30: Paul Donnelly, 100 pts
  • 30-39: Matthew Rantala, 111 pts
  • 40-49: Mark Wirt, 65 pts
  • 50-59: John Kendrick, 76 pts
  • 60+: Rick Recker, 60 pts

  • U-30: Julie Thurmes, 76 pts
  • 30-39: Michelle Pensyl, 58 pts
  • 40-49: Ruth Roberson, 108 pts
  • 50-59: Brett Elizabeth Schulze, 100 pts
  • 60+: Francine Lepage, 50 pts