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Title:14th Annual Fat Ass 50km - Illinois Version
Date:Sunday January 11th, 2009
Author:Bob Rehn with photos by John Steele
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14th Annual Fat Ass 50km - Illinois Version
Cloudy, snowy with temps ranging from upper teens to 25 F


Webmaster's Intro: The 14th annual Fat Ass 50Km run took place on a beautifully stark winter's day in McNabb, Illinois. As with previous versions this run is hosted by ultra runner Bob Rehn and the Starved Rock Runners Club. A 1 mile out -n- back section warms up all runners. Then the course follows a (typically) snow packed road that rolls five miles out, down through a scenic valley along a winding creek, to its turnaround point... repeat 3 times for 50 Kilometers... or, as much as you'd like!

Weeks in advance Bob sends out flyers via US Mail... race morning he and his crew set up three aid stations on the course... as runners arrive Bob greets each with a smile, handshake and hug... Bob runs... post race, Bob and (wife) Ona serve up pizza, snacks and drinks in a warm cafeteria.

Click the "Photos" tab (above) for pictures by John Steele and others who've contributed.

"Many are cold, but few are frozen." - Bob Rehn.



Your Race Director: Bob Rehn

When you put on a run in north central Illinois in the middle of January, you always take a chance with the weather. The day before the 14th annual Fat Ass 50, we had about 3" of snow, but being friends with the township road commissioner is always a good thing, he plowed the roads and put down a layer of salt and sand and that made conditions quite runnable.

Kevin Cox and Jason Voccia decided the roads were good enough to run 40 miles instead of stopping at 50KM. I guess that's what I'v tried to develop over the years, an attitude that say's "let's just go out and enjoy a good run." As Bill Thom said after his run, "what a great celebration of running we had today."

There were 82 runners who ran various distances, with 23 doing 50KM. Mark Bogner finished first in a time of 4:01:28, and Tracy Hixon finished as first Female in 5:21:58.

Thanks to all who came and ran, it's always nice to see old friends come back each year. Thanks to my wife, Ona, who on our 45th wedding anniversary, spent the day serving pizza to a bunch of hungry runners after the race. I'm a lucky guy to have such a wonderful and understanding wife. Thanks also to all my mates at the Starved Rock Runners club, who help put this run on.

See you all next year for the 15th edition of, The Illinois version of the recover from the holidays Fat Ass 50.
- Bob Rehn RD



2009 Illinois Version Fat Ass 50
McNabb, Illinois
11-Jan-2009
40 Miles
1 Kevin Cox, 44 6:50:00
2 Jason Voccia, 27 6:50:00
50 Km
1 Mark Bogner, 26 4:01:28
2 Joe Timmsen, 38 IA 4:21:40
3 Nolan Ming, 33 4:47:00
4 Bill Thom, 48 4:55:58
5 Tracy Hixon, 33 5:21:58
6 Mike Ward, 51 5:22:00
7 Michele Hartwig, 41 5:37:01
8 Super Dave Jessen, 51 IA 5:37:10
9 Paul Schmidt, 50 IA 5:37:14
10 Kat Yarger, 33
Dorn Peddy, 51
5:47:51
12 Paul Innis, 49 5:55:55
13 Jason Zimmerman, 34 6:03:20
14 Marcel Chiu, 45 6:20:21
15 Mike Siltman, 52 6:23:00
16 Bonnie Busch, 51 IA
Steve Hammann, 53 IA
6:33:00
18 Pat Gorman, 50
Kathy Siculan, 52
Brad Drake, 54 WI
Trent Phillips, 34
6:46:45
22 Norm Yarger, 69 7:15:50
23 Eugene Bruckert, 73 8:36:48

Miles
24 Kevin Carrigan, 53 22 3:42:45
25 Joyce Yarger, 65 22 6:59:00
26 Tom Smith, 33 21 2:32:00
27 Suet Fei Li, 33 21 2:56:00
28 David Timmsen, 32 IA 21 3:00:00
29 Christine Crawford, 39 WI
Don Frichtl, 52
21 3:20:00
31 Michael Feldpausch, 51 IA 21 3:31:00
32 Larry Sandhaas, 40 21 3:36:20
33 Bill Dey, 48
T.J. White, 18
Guthrie Wyss, 16
Kinsly Tarmann, 16
21 4:01:30
37 Jerry Davison, 51 21 4:08:33
38 Joe Brokaw, 50 21 4:21:18
39 Jim Dunkel, 72 21 5:06:42
40 Gary Westefer, 53 18 4:02:28
41 Carrie Hymer, 47 16 2:47:26
42 Christy Hill, 41 16 2:53:31
43 Joe Hart, 53 15 1:55:01
44 Lori Guerrini, 51 15 2:53:38
45 Linda Walter, 56 13 2:29:00
46 Kelly Dzierzynski, 31 12 1:41:45
47 Jon-Paul Gallois, 16 12 1:47:00
48 Melody Stonier, 57 12 2:17:46
49 Kyle Miroux, 18 11 1:27:00
50 Brad Eller, 22 11 1:27:09
51 Mike Miroux, 47 11 1:30:25
52 Phil Ernat, 41 11 1:40:32
53 Mike Goodwin, 53 11 1:43:50
54 Steve Hortega, 59 11 1:44:05
55 Carol Pratt, 49 11 1:46:45
56 Katie Janssen, 17 11 1:50:00
57 Eric Janssen, 17 11 1:50:10
58 Merle Walter, 56 11 1:51:50
59 Mike Hilgendorf, 57 11 1:55:45
60 Terry Smallwood, 40 11 1:57:00
61 John Steele, 67 11 1:58:00
62 Mike Cichon, 55 11 2:00:00
63 Joanne Kammerer, 52 11 2:02:45
64 Gene Taylor, 62 WI 11 2:06:52
65 Mary Jane Pratt, 70 11 2:10:00
66 Audrey Drake, 49 WI
Mark Clinch
11 2:11:00
68 Randy Comba, 66 11 2:20:00
69 Rich Limacher, 58 11 2:41:15
70 Scott Clark, 19 9 1:00:00
71 Laura Clark-Taylor, 52 9 2:10:00
72 John Harbeck, 74 7 2:13:00
73 Jon Sabotta, 10 6 1:11:00
74 Kylee Johnson
Brenda Johnson
6 1:03:00
76 Bob Rehn, 66 6 1:18:00
77 Randy Pratt, 39
Erica Pratt
5 1:20:00
79 Megan Rehn, 12 3 30:35
80 Alaina Sunken, 19 3 30:37
81 Lou Ann Winter, 76 3 49:40
82 Rich Gaul, 62
(plus 11 mile bike)
1 11:30
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FAT ASS 50K : McNabb, IL : Sunday January 11, 2009
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