Another sunny day is forecasted for this weekend's Spring Forward 1-hour Trail Race & Relay. Maybe next year we can truly test our grit against the elements, but in the meantime, runners will just have to cope with racing in shorts on dry trails under the blue skies. Agony!
The fourth race, the Brrr-lingame 15k was also contested, of course, under full sun. Nearly 80 runners completed the two lap course winding its way around Burlingame State Park. In the end, Greg Hammett and Shira Fuller took top honors, with WTAC again scooping up the team title.
It's been a great series, congratulations to the sixteen runners who are on the verge of completing all five events, just one more! Most of the overall series winners are locked in, but a couple of divisions are still up for grabs. Check out the series standings for details. Over the first four races we've also collected over 1500 pounds of food for local food banks. Excellent!
Yes, same headline again. It was another beautiful fall day in January. 129 racers completed the rolling course through the woods of Ryan Park. Keven O'Neil and Shira Fuller took the top overall places, while the Tuesday Night Turtles edged out WTAC for the team win. Shira and second place finisher, Derek Jakoboski now hold solid leads in the overall series points standings. WTAC looks to hold its lead in the team standings. Once again, participants donated a generous amount of food and essentials for needy Rhode Islanders, 331 pounds! Thank you!
This Sunday is the first running of the Brrr-lingame 15k Trail Race. The course will consist of two laps around the Burlingame State Park Campground for a total of 15k (9.3 miles) of mixed single track, dirt roads, and some fields. Start time is 11:00 AM. Weather is forecasted to be a bit chillier than the last two races, but still quite mild for February.
With our first snow storm out of the way and more mild weather in the forecast, conditions for this Saturday's Belleville Pond 10k Trail Race are looking good. While there may be some mud after tomorrow's rain, the course drains well, and with sunny skies and temps in the 40's, who cares?! I'm very excited to see how the series championship stands after this race, there are several contenders in each field and only the most persistent and consistent will make it through the final race on top.
Online registration is now open for the Brrr-lingame 15k Trail Race on Sunday, Feb 12th at Burlingame State Park. This will be the pivotal race of the series, can't wait!
It was a fantastic day for racing on the beach! 114 racers toed the line for the first Resolution 5k Beach & Trail Race. A steady southern breeze made for a fast start and challenging finish. Derek Jakoboski, of Exeter, took the overall victory while Kingston's Amy Rice claimed the women's top spot. The Westerly Track & Athletic Club easily defended their Team Championship standing. The individual and age group series standings are still wide open, though, with new runners picking up points.
We collected another sizable donation of food and living essentials for The Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale thanks to the generous contributions of our runners. Thank you.
Next up: The Belleville Pond 10k Trail Race. With twice the distance and possibly true winter conditions, this race will be sure to bring a new challenge for everyone. Of course, I won't be disappointed with another sunny day!
Outstanding turnout for our first event, The Old Mountain 5k Trail Race! Thanks to your generosity, we collected 405 pounds of food and essentials for The Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. There are four more races, can we reach a full ton?!
Congratulations to our current series leaders, Tom Gruczka and Lauren Buckel! The team standing is currently lead by the Westerly Track and Athletic Club. Full standings are available here.
Next up is the Resolution 5k Beach & Trail Race at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. Will the leaders defend their titles, or will new champions emerge?
The first race is in the books! What a turnout! 146 racers toed the line and braved the first truly cold morning of the winter. Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, and spectators for your patience as we processed all of the registrations this morning. We learned out lessons and are looking forward to more great races this winter. We collected a BUNCH of food for The Jonnycake Center. I will share more details on that as well as more detailed results, including series points, team standings, etc, and pictures! Coming soon. In the meantime, here are the preliminary results: http://racesplitter.com/races/6F53F4DBC/results
I have tentative approval for the next couple of races in the 4th Season Series:
Resolution 5k - Fast, beautiful beach run at low tide along Scarborough State Beach, plus a scenic trail loop around Black Point Fishing Area. Narragansett, RI. Saturday, January 7th 2012. Noon start.
Belleville Pond 10k - Another fast course, this time with 6.2 miles of wooded trails looping around scenic Belleville Pond in Ryan Park. North Kingstown, RI. Saturday, January 28th.
East Beach 8k and Burlingame 15k also pending approval.
Old Mountain 5k is on! The first race in the 4th Season Series is now officially USATF sanctioned. The 5 kilometer trail race will be held Sunday December 18 at 10am. Registration and race details soon to follow.
The site is now up for the South County 4th Season Race Series. Tell me what you think! Be sure to follow the links to our great local shops. Between them you will find all you need for your next race, training plan, or outdoor adventure.