Trails Collective Weekly Rundown | November 19, 2021
Trails Collective Weekly Rundown
November 19, 2021
First run in the Speedlands and Smartwool, tasting of the GU Liquid Energy Cola
Fastest Known Times of the Week
Jason Pageau & Bethany Garretson, 2h 7m for the Tupper Lake Triad in NY, covering Mount Arab, Coney Mountain, and Goodman Mountain, a 14.7 mile circuit with 2,790’ gain. Their mark is an opening mixed gender team mark.
Michele Zandona, 6h 1m for the Ramapo Dunderberg circuit in NY, a 22 mile stout Trail offering 5,500’ gain while traversing Harriman State Park. This is an opening women’s unsupported mark.
Keith Nadeau, 32m 47s for the Chatham Marconi Wireless Route in MA, a 5.2 mile traverse of the southeastern horn of Cape Cod. Keith betters the original section setter, Jeff Shaw, by 7 minutes. It’s cool to see places of historic interest pop up in addition to beautiful locations. This one in namesake to a pioneer in wireless communication, Guglielmo Marconi, an inventor, scientist and businessman who created the practical radio wave-based wireless telegraph system.
Debbie Livingston, 55m 24s for the Haley Farm / Bluff Point Loop, a 7.2 mile lollipop in Southern CT.
Ben Robinson, 3h 43m for the Old Loggers Path, a 27 mile loop in the Loyalsock State Forest, shaving 15 minutes off of Eric-now-turned-to-racing-road-marathons-in-Nike-clown-shoes Kosek’s mark from March of 2020. Another learning opportunity for me, as a beautiful streams, falls, and forests pop up in photos of the Old Loggers Path, it appears that Rock Run, in part passage of the Old Loggers, has been claimed to have some of the best swimming holes in the entire US. That’s a bold claim. Anyone out there able to get behind them?
Results & Voices
Rosaryville Veterans Day 50k
Put on by the Annapolis StridersUpper over the rolling singletrack of Rosaryville State Park in Marlboro, MD. Looks like a great option for beginners who might be intimidated by significant elevation and/or technicality.
Of 101 finishers, Alexander Hetherington took the win in 4:10 with top women’s finish going to Kristin Lemos in 4:33.
MDT Challenge Trail Race – 7 Miler, Darlington, MD
A quick out-back 7 miler on the Mason-Dixon trail limited to 100 entrants. This year, their 4th, saw a course record set by overall winner Gabriel Rodriguez in 1:00:17 with top female on the day going to Olivianna Angulo in 1:29.
Stone Mill 50
This 50 miler showcases the Seneca Greenway and Muddy Branch Trails in Montgomery County Maryland. Of 2021 finishers Nicolas Crouzier took the overall win in 6:56 with Kristen Kelman top woman and 4th overall in 8:10. Here to give us a deeper view of Stone Mill is finisher and VHTRC member from Timberville, VA, Daryl Brubaker.
Rim To River 100, New River Gorge, WV
Last week we brought you the voice of Rim To River winner and new CR holder Caleb Bowen. Caleb ran an incredible race to finish sub 16 on this second year beautiful course. A week was a bit jammed last week, but, in this week with another voice from an incredible individual who also laid down an incredible performance, HollyAnn Swann. Newer to the trail / ultra world, HollyAnn emerged on at least the UltraSignUp results dashboard only last year, finishing 12th at Rim To River. This year she returned, shaving nearly 9 hours off her inaugural running for a women’s win and new CR in 19 hours. Her to bring us deeper into that day, top women’s finisher, and 4th overall at Rim To River, Hollyann Swann.
6,12,24, & 30h timed event run in New Boston, NH on November 6th. We announced it a week or so ago and are still waiting on results to be posted to UltraSignUp. But I’m stoked to have Michael LoPresti with this clip in on a pretty outstanding effort.
Tiadaughton Trail Challenge 10k and Half in Waterville, PA
#7 in the Trails Collective Ranking of toughest 25k’s in the Northeast (https://trailscollective.com/2021/07/01/toughest-trail-races-in-the-northeast-25k-division/) and #15 in the 10k lineup (https://trailscollective.com/2021/07/01/toughest-trail-races-in-the-northeast-10k-division/), Tiadaghton makes use of a beautiful course in the Pine Creek Valley. Their course description includes: “The course will take runners on technical, rocky and moss covered trails with heart breaking climbs and quad busting descents. Amazing scenery will include vistas, dark hemlock and oak forest areas, trout streams and small cascading waterfalls.”
Reagan McCoy crushed the prior 25k course record by nearly 30 minutes, finishing in 1:44. For the women, Lucy Kolb took the 25k win in 2:36. In the 10k, Matt Lipsey continues to build back, taking a solid win in 42:51, also setting a new course record, with Hannah Darrow for the women in 1:04. Taking us deeper into Tiadaughton is 25k winner and new CR holder, Reagan McCoy.
Pocantico Hills Marathon, Sleepy Hollow, NY
The inaugural Pocantico Hills marathon ran over the beautiful rolling carriage roads of Rockefeller State Park, in part to benefit the Park Peserve and New York New Jersey Trail Conference. Of 112 finishers, wins and new CR’s were earned by David Hedges in 2:51, and Margaret Frank in 3:41. Giving us a deeper view into Pocantico is women’s winner and new CR holder, Margaret Frank.
Bold Coast Bash 10m, 20m, 50k, Cutler, ME
The Bold Coast Bash is one that I’ve been looking forward to since learning of their inaugural running in 2019. Last year was COVID’d and the wait was more than made up for by a beautiful day out this past Sunday. Wins went to Ben Nephew and Courtney Marchetti in the 50k, Erik Brooks and Molly Siegel in the 21 miler, Ren Salisbury and Caitlin May in the 10 miler. I had a wonderful day out there. Totally cherished the opportunity to run the first two of three loops with my teammate and friend Ben Nephew, catching up and appreciating just how beautiful the course was. I flagged a bit from lack of fuel and fitness, encouraged him to go on for the win, and opted to take the final loop to fully appreciate the place. I stopped to photo, film, connect, moving through in no rush whatsoever. Added maybe 30 – 40 minutes on time-wise, but it was totally worth it. Recounting a bit of the day and Bold Coast, is this video.
November 20 – 21
CT Trailmixers Fall Fling 400 Trail Race, 400 minutes, Southington, CT
Tarrywile Half Marathon, Danbury, CT
The Tuckahoe 25k, Queen Anne, MD
Little Gunpowder 50k, Kingsville, MD
Campgaw Fall Series #3 in Mahwah, NJ
Valley Trail Series Winter Race 1, 5k, 5m, 10m in Alpine, NJ
Green Chimneys “Conquer the Forest” Trail Run, Carmel, NY
Hex Hollow Half 6.66 and 13.13 miler in Glen Rock, PA
Fall Backyard Burn Trail Run – Fountainhead, Fairfax Station, VA
Crooked Road 24h Ultra, Rocky Mount, VA
November 27 – 28
Storybrook Half Marathon in Stratford, CT
NCR Marathon and Half, Sparks, MD
Squatchy Leftovers Trail Race, Mapleleaf 50k, 25k, 10k, 5k, in West Orange, NJ
The Oxbow Ultra 6h, 12h, 24h, in St. Paul, VA
Get Outside 8 Hour in Smithfield, VA