Overheard on the Trail – Weekend Race Wrap-Up
Ask any distance runner – there is no better time to run than autumn. Crisp days, beautiful foliage, and plenty of trail races!
Last weekend, XTERRA stopped in Georgia, Colorado, and California with XTERRA Harbins Park Trail Run, XTERRA Gold Rush, and XTERRA Golden Gate Canyon Trail Run.
XTERRA Harbins Park Trail Run
“This is the first race Sam has run with us,” said race director, Tim Schroer. “I had the opportunity to speak with him and his family before and after the race, and we hope they join us again this season.”
Autumn Dipietro of Duluth, Georgia was the women’s champ with a time of 38:52, a speedy 7:20 pace. Runner up Christine Grant from Gainesville, Georgia came through four seconds later in 38:56. Gabi Comsudes – Sam’s 13-year old sister – was third in 41:31.
View results from XTERRA Harbins Park Trail Run at www.dirtyspokes.com.
XTERRA Gold Rush
On the women’s side, Tracy Hoeg set a new course record in 1:17:47. Kathy Cervantez was the runner up in 1:27:37 and Alycia Otte was third in 1:34:14.
“Beautiful trail conditions at the race and it was so well marked,” said Hoeg. “I have gotten lost on those trails a number or times, but not on Saturday. I think I will describe the race as “playful” since I felt like we kept jumping, hopping, turning, and running through different terrain. Honestly, I was just running it as a training run, but then I was having so much fun that I thought – why not speed up a bit? My big goal is training for the World Championships in ultra trail running in Spain this May.” Hoeg will be running for Denmark.
View complete results for XTERRA Gold Rush Trail Run at www.totalbodyfitness.com.
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