November 30th, 2021
Third Annual Terra Sans Pave
Saturday September 10th, 2016
Bill + Michelle Thom (race directors)
Third Annual Terra Sans Pave
Earthbound Races in Unpaved Places
Our third annual Terra Sans Pave trail runs took place Saturday September 10th, with a return to the inaugural setting of Linne Woods forest preserve in Morton Grove, Illinois. 54 intrepid trail runners toed the starting line... 12 long distance runners pioneered our Terathlon 8-Hour Run, 19 raced our Big Lizard 10-Mile, 12 went for Terra 8-Km, while 11 opted for our 1-lap tour of Terra 4-Km.
7:30 am race time official weather statistics: temperature of 66.9°F, with a dew point of 64.9°F, 93% humidity, overcast skies, wind WSW at 10.4 mph. Drizzle and light showers would punctuate the morning hours, but no significant rain fell. Our course was mostly dry and runnable with a few moderate jump-over puddles, and some soft-muddy sections along the river bank.
At 7:35 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 3:35 pm air-horn signal.
Meanwhile traditional-distance runners arrived for check-in and their race start. At 9:08 am an air-horn blast by race official, Paul Hendrickson 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
11:00 am... as Terathletes pursued evermore mileage, and traditional distance events were finishing, a feast of bbq brisket, salads, and home-brewed beer was served by Terra running vets Tom Kohler, Patti Downey, Adam Zamora, 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...
Terra Sans Pave 8-Km...
Terra Sans Pave 4-Km...
Terra Sans Pave Terathlon 8-Hour Pioneers...
Erin Smith: 38 Miles (15 BL + 2 LL)
Dave Smith: 35.5 Miles (14 BL + 2 LL)
Susana Ochoa: 35 Miles (14 BL through 6:03)
Kimmie Brown: 34.16 Miles (13 BL + 6 LL + 850 ft)
Katie Trapp: 32.75 Miles (13 BL + 1 LL)
Jim Muresan: 31 Miles (12 BL + 4 LL)
Colleen Montgomery: 27.5 Miles (11 BL through 4:43)
Violeta Ochoa Salabert: 27.5 Miles (11 BL through 4:44)
Jill Bell: 20.75 Miles (8 BL + 3 LL)
Andres Ochoa: 17.5 Miles (7 BL through 3:03)
Jane Piel: 17.5 Miles (7 BL through 4:56)
Lynne Bank: 15 Miles (6 BL through 6:37)
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 on RunRace
Webcast on RunRace
(with Checkpoint Splits where available)
Let's give a rousing "shout out" to our race volunteers for their generous support:
Tom Kohler, Patti Downey, Adam Zamora, Mike Grabowski... members of the adventure-seeking charitable group, Team Proof Positive!
Start / Finish line set up:
Mike Vlasak, Paul Hendrickson, Ian Stevens, Stuart Gootnick, Tom Kohler, Adam Zamora.
Course centurions and marshaling:
Kathleen Downey, Lily, Stuart Gootnick.
Official Race Starter:
Michelle Thom, Bill Thom.
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Congratulations to all who participated in the Third Annual Terra Sans Pave
Happy trails with successful running & racing this fall and beyond
Links & Recaps as Generously Provided by Participants of
Terra Sans Pave
Terra 8k, #257
Ian's Running Off Road Blog:
Running Off Road
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Visitor Feedback & Commentary:
This was my first trail race and it was so much fun! Can't wait til next year! Great event!
Sep 13, 2016
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