March 24th, 2023
Fourth Annual Terra Sans Pave
Saturday September 9th, 2017
Bill + Michelle Thom (race directors)
Fourth Annual 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...
Terra Sans Pave 8-Km...
Terra Sans Pave 4-Km...
2nd Year Runner-Up
Terra Sans Pave Terathlon 8-Hour Adventurers...
Lucas Lemanski, M: 45 Miles (18 BL through 7:45:16)
New Overall Race Record
Mary Leonard, F: 40.5 Miles (16 BL + 2 LL)
New Female Race Record
Jim Arnold, M: 40.5 Miles (16 BL + 2 LL)
Jeni Goodwin, F: 34.75 Miles (13 BL + 9 LL)
Lisa Helm, F: 33.97 Miles (13 BL + 5 LL + 1156 ft)
Michelle Burton, F: 33.5 Miles (13 BL + 4 LL)
Elizabeth Hermans, F: 32.5 Miles (13 BL through 7:36:01)
Ken Hannah, M: 31.25 (12 BL + 5 LL)
Kristine Yoon, F: 31 Miles (12 BL + 4 LL)
Amanda Tichacek, F: 30 Miles (12 BL through 6:05:08)
Boris Tannenbaum, M: 30 Miles (12 BL through 6:54:31)
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 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, 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:
Karen Davis, Michelle + Bill Thom.
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Congratulations to all who participated in the Fourth 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
Terathlon 8-Hour, #91
Jeni's Running with a Smile report:
Running with a Smile
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