Chatfield Park 10 Mile Trail 2004
September 18, 2004
What a beautiful fall morning for a good trail run. A small group of runners came out to Chatfield State Park and tried the adventure trail running through Willows, hurdling logs and crossing streams. The first finishers were Slimfast (Bruce Kirschner) and less than a minute later David Kelble. First female finisher was Yvonne Kamstra a couple of minutes behind David with her husband Lex finishing fourth. Julie Kimpel and Maria Hopp came in fifth and sixth!
Most of the racers enjoyed the course, although scenic (running along the Platte) they were concentrating more on missing the obstacles along the way than enjoying the beauty. Ken Green, our only 75 plus finisher came in at 107 minutes and 26 seconds, looking refreshed!
Although a scenic course was available for the race walkers, they opted for the straightforward, flat course used last year. Unfortunately, we didnt expect that detour, so they walked for almost an hour without water. Finally a mile from the finish, a mobile water table (in the form of Kim) arrive to quench their thirst. Ed Guiff took first place, with a visitor from Nebraska, John Shadle in second. Rosalia Murch came in third followed by Lew Hutch.
A scenic and adventuresome race requires a lot of preparation in marking and measuring the route. Many thanks to Scott McFarlane, Connie Ahrnesbark, Adam Feerst and Rob Fisher for their help in design, measuring and marking the course. It took several trips out to Chatfield to ride the course (and believe it or not, it is about as hard to ride as it is to run!). Thanks also to the water table helpers, Scott, and Adam, Connie and Annika Eberle (Kim Masseys daughter). As always, the race could not have come off without the help of the rest of the race crew, including Jerry and Rosalia Murch at registration, Tom Allison-registration and timing, Joe Baird with the Cromonix, and Levi with the trailer and equipment (thanks for getting there at 6:30!) A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the volunteers...they keep our races going!
The overall winners received gift certificates from Black Eyed Pea, Rosalia donated some Avon goodies as door prizes and everyone enjoyed the wonderful bread from Great Harvest! THANKS to our generous sponsors.
There is always lots of work to be done to keep our races interesting and exciting. Anyone interested in having a great time, try volunteering to help with or direct a race! Contact any one of the board members or me (Kim Massey at firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
|Overall Men||Overall Women|
|Bruce Kirschner||70:26||Yvonne Kamstra||73:59|
|75 and Over|
|1||Tom Chambers||87:20||Fay diZerega||103:44|
|2||Ed Youngberg||91:20||Fern Oliner||122:30|
|1||Mike Benidt||92:57||Tanoya Wilson||95:46|
|1||Ken Lotze||82:23||Carol Johnson||98:43|
|1||Lex Kamstra||75:47||Maria Hopp||80:03|
|1||Todd Dunning||87:15||Dana Berg||100:48|
|34 and Under|
|1||Mike Moredock||95:48||Julie Kimpel||79:09|