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 

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