Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rock Creek 50K

Finisher's Medal

Well, another ultra is in the books. The October 25 Rock Creek 50K at Lake Perry, Kansas was once again a heck of a lot of fun. Not only is this one of the most perfect courses for it's mixture of beauty, technical trail, fast trail, and runnable hills, but the way Willie Lambert and the volunteers pull this off is TOTALLY FIRST CLASS!

I won't go into a detailed race report, but here are some facts: The Trail Nerds did well, all-around. I was 30 minutes faster than last year, and finished first in my age group, at 5:46. Caleb smoked the course in a record 4:14. Trail Nerd women finished 1, 2, and 3. Jim Megerson and I stuck to our plan of running together for the entire race. (We finished within a minute of each other). My next door neighbor (Ray) paced with us for 19 miles, and then blasted the last 12 miles to finish in 5:19!

David Wakefield also posted a report from the "front runners" point of view.

I'll let the photos tell the story:

PreRace: Ben, Phil, Gary
Three Old Guys getting ready to rock the course: Me, Phil Sheridan, Gary Henry

PreRace: Ray, Ben
My neighbor Ray Millard, about to run his 2nd 50K this year.

PreRace: Jim, Colleen2, Ben
Pre-race: Jim Megerson, Colleen Janner (Colleen2), Me.

Caleb at Halfway Point
Caleb Chatfield at Halfway Point

Debbie Webster at 1/2 way
Debbie Webster at 1/2 way

David Wakefield with Caleb
David Wakefield with Caleb, after Caleb smoked the course in 4:14.

Jim Megerson, Ben Holmes, Ray Millard Post-finish
Finished!!! Jim Megerson, Ben Holmes, and Ray Millard

Chocolate Milk!
Finishers get Chocolate Milk! Yum, that hit's the spot!

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Ray Millard, Stuart Johnson, Paul Schoenaub

Pat Perry
Pat Perry

I like this photo of pretty Laurie Euler, AKA "Nerdo"

Deb Johnson, 2nd Place Female
Deb Johnson, 2nd Place Female

Tom fell down
Tom Detore - Tom fell down.

Laurie, Christie, Coleen, Colleen, and Mary Ann (in front)
Laurie, Christie, Coleen, Colleen, and Mary Ann (in front)

Caleb Chatfield
Caleb Chatfield is Baaaack!

Caleb's Winnings for First Place
Caleb's Winnings for First Place

He said he was going to spend it all on INOV8 trailrunning shoes, "wholesome" porn, and Red Bull.

More photos
Gary Henry's photos
Coleen (Cynical Mud Babe's) photos of the Rock Creek and Blue Springs Races
Bradley Trimble's photos

50K Order of finish:

MYERS RANDY, 4:45:41 2
HERN BLAKE, 4:53:30 4
EMERSON ANDY, 4:59:07 5
NYBERG CHRIS, 5:13:21 6
MILLARD RAY, 5:19:24 9
PERRY PATRICK, 5:24:17 10
KING JOHN, 5:26:14 11
BURGER GREG, 5:28:08 12
HOLMES BEN, 5:46:42 13
MEGERSON JIM, 5:47:28 14
SPENCER SOPHIA, 5:48:28 15
SHERIDAN PHIL, 6:03:03 16
HENRY GARY, 6:25:33 17
WELLS JEFF, 6:26:48 18
JOHNSON DEB, 6:26:49 19
MONAGHAN ADAM, 6:29:27 20
WEBSTER DEBBIE, 6:29:28 21
MUELLER SARAH, 6:43:12 22
PHILIP ROB, 6:47:12 23
SPEARS TRAVIS, 6:49:49 24
PRUETT GREG, 6:54:35 25
SMELSER L.ALLEN, 7:25:16 28
DETORE TOM, 7:26:12 29
DIETERICH JOHN , 7:26:13 30
MURPHY CHRISTA, 7:27:14 31
PHILLIPS KYLE, 7:40:39 33
CHANDLER CHRIS, 7:40:47 34
YIN HUI-QUING, 7:50:00 35
YUE MUN-SANG, 7:50:01 36
WOHL ROY, 8:01:13 37
PRUETT RACHELE, 9:10:27 39


Topher said...

man, that chocolate milk looks great. i was really po'd when I crossed the KC Marathon finish line and found that they'd run out or didn't have any to begin with. can't wait for some warm apple crisp on the 15th!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a great time buddy. Thanks for coming out and supporting trail nerd activity on the western front.

Kim said...

Maybe one of these days I'll get a 50K under my belt. You trail runners are awesome!

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Hart said...

i liked reading this. i also like chocolate milk.

Travis said...

nice report and great pics! Nice time also.. actually the same exact time I ran at Dogwood Canyon 50k on Sunday. review said...

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