January 16th, 2019
Fifth Annual Terra Sans Pave
Saturday September 8th, 2018
Fifth Annual Terra Sans Pave
Trail Running Bliss
Our Fifth annual Terra Sans Pave trail runs took place Saturday September 8th, with another return to its inaugural setting of Linne Woods forest preserve in Morton Grove, Illinois. However, due to heavy rainfall in the lead-up days and completely submerged trails along the North Branch Chicago River, this year's race required an impromptu alternate racecourse. 45 trail runners were pre-registered. On race day... 15 long distance adventurers took on our Terathlon 8-Hour Run, 12 raced our Big Lizard 10-Mile, five went for Terra 8-Km, while two opted for our 1-lap tour of Terra 4-Km.
7:51 am weather statistics: temperature of 66.0°F, with a dew point of 52°F, 65% humidity, wind ENE at 16 mph gusting to 22 mph. High temperature for the day reached a moderate 69°F at 2:51 pm. Overcast skies persisted throughout the day. Our alternate racecourse made use of the Red paved trail, segments of the Yellow unpaved trail, and an extended all-grass parade loop that snaked up-and-down lanes of the grove for nearly a full mile... our longest stretch of parade loop ever
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 8-hour 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 long serpentine line of distance-running trail lizards
11:45 am... as Terathletes pursued evermore mileage, and traditional distance events were finishing, Michelle returned from Tony's Deli with two trays of sandwiches, which were the perfect compliment to our aid station fare. Year-specific pins were earned by all finishers and medals of gold, silver, and bronze were awarded to top runners. Engraved pint-glasses were won by 3-ruuner "Team Achievers" in traditional distance events, and 2-runner "Team Achievers" in Terathlon 8-Hour. Engraved pint-glass "Ultra Achiever" were earned by all 8-Hour Terathletes who completed the minimum of 11 Big Loops, or the equivalent of 27.5 miles.
Terra Sans Pave Big Lizard 10-Mile...
Impropttu - Elias Theodosis, Michael Cramarosso, Laura Lackner
Team Loopy - Eileen Ferguson, Kim Dodds, Ian Stevens
Terra Sans Pave 8-Km...
Terra Sans Pave 4-Km...
Terra Sans Pave Terathlon 8-Hour Adventurers...
Jeffrey Fleitz, M: 47.794 Miles
New Overall Race Record
Tom Carroll, M: 46.75 Miles
Also Surpassed Previous Race Record
Erin Troy, F: 43.25 Miles
New Female Race Record
James Kasper, M: 42.201 Miles
Marta Borkowska, F: 39.456 Miles
Jim Muresan, M: 38.75 Miles
Jeni Goodwin, F: 37.366 Miles
Yury Dziatko, M: 32.5 Miles (13 BL through 7:7:53:42)
Mary Leonard, F: 32.5 Miles (13 BL through 6:05:18)
Kristine Yoon, F: 32.25 Miles
Jim Arnold, M: 30 Miles (12 BL through 6:05:18)
Elizabeth Hermans, F: 30 Miles (12 BL through 6:47:37)
Boris Tannenbaum, M: 30 Miles (12 BL through 7:50:18)
Donald Rocadawson, M: 27.5 Miles (11 BL through 5:42:44)
Julie Modaff, F: 21.928 Miles
BL = Big Loop of 2.5 miles
LL = Little Loop of .25 miles
Top Terathlon 8-Hour Teams:
Gluttons for Punishment - Mary Leonard, Jim Arnold
Team Nelman - Yury Dziatko, Boris Tannenbaum
Race production, hosting, timing, webcasting and finish-line scoring was managed by our running-company, RunRace. Check out complete Terra Sans Pave event results, including top Terra teams 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:
Pre-race runner check-in:
Start / Finish line set up:
Paul Hendrickson, Bill Thom.
Aid station captains:
Paul & Sara Hendrickson.
Kim Dodds (also ran Big Lizard 10), Michelle + Bill Thom.
Michelle + Bill Thom.
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Congratulations to all who participated in the Fifth Annual Terra Sans Pave Trail Runs
Happy trails with successful running & racing this fall and beyond
Links & Recaps as Generously Provided by Participants of
Terra Sans Pave
Terra 10-Mile, #112
Ian's Running Off Road:
Running Off Road
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