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Title:Fourth Annual Terra Sans Pave
Date:Saturday September 9th, 2017
Author:Bill + Michelle Thom (race directors)
Report:
Fourth Annual Terra Sans Pave
Trail Runs
[Logo: Terra Sans Pave]
Earthbound Races in Unpaved Places!

Our fourth annual Terra Sans Pave trail runs took place Saturday September 9th, with a return to the inaugural setting of Linne Woods forest preserve in Morton Grove, Illinois. 47 intrepid trail runners were signed up... 12 long distance adventurers took on our Terathlon 8-Hour Run, 17 raced our Big Lizard 10-Mile, 8 went for Terra 8-Km, while 10 opted for our 1-lap tour of Terra 4-Km.

7:51 am weather statistics: temperature of 61.0°F, with a dew point of 53.1°F, 75% humidity, mostly clear skies, wind East at 8.1 mph.  Sunny skies with occasional high-clouds would dominate the day.  Our racecourse was completely dry and runnable with no puddles, nor downed trees.

At 7:33 am CDT Terathlon 8-Hour runners began repeating laps of our 2½-mile racecourse.  Their mission... cover as much distance as possible in the span of eight hours.  They could continue running along the 2½-mile "Big Loop," then as the eight hours ticked down, switch to our quarter-mile "Little Loop," and continue right up to the 3:33 pm air-horn signal.

Meanwhile traditional-distance runners arrived for check-in and their race start.  At 9:03 am, the air-horn blast signaled the start of events, Big Lizard 10-Mile, Terra 8-Km, and Terra 4-Km.  Soon the entire racecourse was populated with Terra Sans Pave runners... a wonderful long line of distance-running trail lizards!

11:30 am... as Terathletes pursued evermore mileage, and traditional distance events were finishing, a feast of pulled pork sandwiches, salads, and home-brewed beer as prepared by Terra-vets, Tom Kohler and Adam Zamora was served by Terra-vets, Adam, George Sargeant, and Mike Grabowski.  Year-specific pins were earned by all finishers and medals of gold, silver, and bronze were awarded to top runners.

Terra Sans Pave Big Lizard 10-Mile...
Top Male:
1st) Spenser Murakami
2nd) William Fitzgerald
Top Female:
1st) Karen Grabowski
2nd) Michelle Thom
3rd) Melissa Savage


Terra Sans Pave 8-Km...
Top Female:
1st) Monica Chavez * Defending Champion!
2nd) Cecilia Cruz
3rd) Abbe Burke

Top Male:
1st) George Sargeant
2nd) Edgar Murakami

Terra Sans Pave 4-Km...
Top Male:
1st) Karl Bettinger * Defending Champion!
2nd) Vincent Santucci
3rd) Mike Grabowski
Top Female:
1st) Brianna Santucci
2nd) Lisa Williams * 2nd Year Runner-Up!
3rd) Marin Shimkus


Terra Sans Pave Terathlon 8-Hour Adventurers...
#95 Lucas Lemanski, M: 45 Miles (18 BL through 7:45:16) * New Overall Race Record!
#96 Mary Leonard, F: 40.5 Miles (16 BL + 2 LL) * New Female Race Record!
#88 Jim Arnold, M: 40.5 Miles (16 BL + 2 LL)
#91 Jeni Goodwin, F: 34.75 Miles (13 BL + 9 LL)
#93 Lisa Helm, F: 33.97 Miles (13 BL + 5 LL + 1156 ft)
#90 Michelle Burton, F: 33.5 Miles (13 BL + 4 LL)
#94 Elizabeth Hermans, F: 32.5 Miles (13 BL through 7:36:01)
#92 Ken Hannah, M: 31.25 (12 BL + 5 LL)
#99 Kristine Yoon, F: 31 Miles (12 BL + 4 LL)
#98 Amanda Tichacek, F: 30 Miles (12  BL through 6:05:08)
#97 Boris Tannenbaum, M: 30 Miles (12 BL through 6:54:31)
#89 Kevin Blindauer, M: 27.5 Miles (11 BL through 5:18:42)
BL = Big Loop of 2.5 miles
LL = Little Loop of .25 miles



Race production, hosting, timing, webcasting and finish-line scoring was managed by our running-company, RunRace. Check out complete results through the links...
Results: Results on RunRace
Webcast: Webcast on RunRace (with Checkpoint Splits where available)

Let's give a rousing "shout out" to our race volunteers for their generous support:
  • Post-race barbeque: Tom Kohler, George Sargeant, Adam Zamora, Mike Grabowski... members of the adventure-seeking charitable group, Team Proof Positive!
  • Start / Finish line set up: Paul Hendrickson, Ian Stevens, Tom Kohler, Adam Zamora.
  • Official Race Starter: Paul Hendrickson.
  • Photography: Karen Davis, Michelle + Bill Thom.
  • [Did I miss anyone here?... if you notice a missing or misspelled name please let me know.]
The photos (below) have been optimized for web-display... if you'd like a "high-resolution" original (suitable for printing) contact me and I will email you with the original digital image... be sure to specify which photo(s) you'd like.

Congratulations to all who participated in the Fourth Annual Terra Sans Pave!

Happy trails with successful running & racing this fall and beyond!
Bill: bill@runrace.net

Links & Recaps as Generously Provided by Participants of
Terra Sans Pave!
Jeni Goodwin, Terathlon 8-Hour, #91
Jeni's Running with a Smile report: Running with a Smile
Website:
http://RunRace.net/terra/  Go there or Go there in new browser
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