Thursday, August 30, 2012

Earth Day 50k- April 22nd

Me giving Trey Robinson his first overall male trophy (He also won a free pair of Inov-8 shoes)


Race director (Me) giving Shelley Cook her first overall female trophy and a certificate for a free pair of Inov-8 shoes from Running Depot in Crystal Lake IL.


Husband and wife Relay team "K2" winner of 3rd Overall -Brian and Andrea Korte


"K2" relay team with their kids, and me


The smiling Arthur Sundry


Daniel and Beiyi, finishing Earth Day 50k after running and finishing the Double Chubb 50k the day before. Nice job on back to back 50ks!!!


The bright and sunny Carrie Tomlinson on relay team "Over the Hills and through the Woods"


Blair Piotrowski 1st time ultra finisher. Blair made 50k stickers for all the first timers!!!


Chris Boyack, from Colorado. He won a Inov-8 back pack for traveling the farthest to the race.



These guys are showing us how to run hills


Daniel Wilson from Colorado


Luis Miral

Mark Francis leading the pack, Mark ran 38 mile the day before. I'm looking forward to seeing him run Kettle 100!


Damian Nathaniel 3rd overall in 4:15:13 with John Kiser 2nd overall



Earth Day 50k finish line


Jeffery Lung and Damian Nathaniel

The hardworking timing crew, Andrea and Nick Pate and Laurie Teper


Start/Finish line aid station


Alfredo Pedro



Beiyi Zheng from Colorado (She is Coyote Springs 100k female champion)



Chuck Schultz blazing the downhill

Cory Feign- recent finisher of Umstead 100 miler

Damian Nathaniel (2011 winner of Mohican 100) and Kamil Suran (2011 winner of Virginia Triple Iron Triathlon, and course record holder)





Jen Birkner and Edna Esposito


Jeremy Eldridge


John Kiser smiling all day long to finish 2nd overall Male in 4:13:45. He passed two people in the last couple miles of the race. Awesome performance!!!!

Karyn Weber- 2nd overall Female


Melissa Mims- 1st time ultra finisher



Mike Gasche plays the star spangle banner as everyone gathers to the starting line


Mike Johnson helping on the trails. Last July, just for the heck of it, Mike, Mark Francis and Steve Conn ran 100 miles on these same trails in under 30 hours.



Smiling faces at packet pick up


Ric and Mark Perry


Ric Nienstedt


Runnerman Dan!!!




The beautiful "Ultra Virgins"


The Epic Eric Harold 1st place AG with a smoking fast time of 5:21:26


1st overall Male and Female Trey Robinson and Shelley Cook. Shelley is training for Western States 100. Trey is her crew captain. This is a picture of her whole WS team, Matt Condron and David Zeisler.

Team "Gone fishing" 50k relay





Gregory Smith 4th AG 40-49







Jen Birkner 1st place AG 40-49


The "Machine" brings it home!!!


I'm giving Jeffery Lung his 1st place AG award and 4th overall with a time of 4:17:25