|Runners heading out of Sternes Woods MUDD aid station -North West trail run|
photo credit Royal Hartwig
|MUDDers getting the aid station prepared for the runners|
Geoff Moffat, Michele Hartwig, Julie Bane, Jean Lenard, Jeff Lenard, Tim Kruse, Tasha, Nick
|1st and 2nd overall for the 5 mile race|
on a final sprint to the finish line
Mark Jensen is 13 years old. I am a big
fan of this kind young man.
|He was beat out only by a nose. I'm so proud|
of Mark. His father Bill Jensen is my
good friend and trainer. Final time 34:15 for 5 miles.
The MUDD Ultrarunning Dudes & Dudettes have been "manning" the aid station at the North West trail run in Crystal Lake, IL for 4 years. The weather was beautiful and all the runners had a great time. You can't beat the trails at Veteran Acres/Sternes Woods. The MUDDers look forward to volunteering at this race every year! It's a wonderful tradition.
The race director of the North West trail run is Bob Walsh. Bob is a great member of the running community in Crystal Lake. He is always there to help others. Bob will be hosting a 5k Turkey Trot at Lippold Park in Crystal Lake on Thanksgiving morning. The race is FREE. You just have to bring a donation of food or money for the Crystal Lake Food pantry. If you bring money in form of a check please have it made out to the Crystal Lake Food pantry because they can make that money go farther at the grocery store than Bob can. It's a great way to start your Thanksgiving morning.
|Tim Kruse and Geoff Moffat waiting to direct runners|
North West Trail run
|Leaders in the 10 mile North West Trail run race|
Christopher (Coco) Rodriguez
|Runners heading into the MUDD Ultrarunning Dudes & Dudettes|
aid station at Sternes Woods- North West Trail Run
|Geoff Moffat directing runners|
North West Trail run- MUDD aid station
|North West trail run|
Killer hill at mile 4
|North West Trail run|
nearing the top of the killer hill
|My daughter Tasha and her friend Nick|
|Jeff Lenard and I directing runners at a tricky corner. I jumped from|
station to station bringing cookies to everyone.
|Tricky photography of runners by my son Royal Hartwig|
|The Headless Helpers|
|North West trail run heading into the MUDD aid station|
|Ben Willis, Mark Perry, and Sarah Willis are human arrows|
at the North West Trail run
|North West trail run- Leaving MUDD aid station|
Mark Perry, Julie Bane, Jean Lenard
|North West trail run- Gerome greeting the runners as they|
head into the MUDD aid station