Eighth Annual Terra Sans PaveTrail Runs
Trail Running Bliss!
Our eighth annual Terra Sans Pave trail runs took place Saturday August 28th, on that gem of an urban trail that winds along a mix of varying terrain near Linne Woods forest preserve in Morton Grove, Illinois. By far, this was the hottest race that we've ever hosted. Beyond the elevated heat, the other headline of this race would have to be "Women Reign Supreme at 2021 Terra Sans Pave Trail Runs" with chicks finishing first overall in three of our four event distances! Yep, Maggie Grabowski won Terra 4-Km, Jackie Cichon won Big Lizard 10-Mile, and Rachel Burke tallied the most mileage in winning Terathlon 8-Hour. Douglas Berg was the day's only male to out-run all others in winning Terra 8-Km.
It was by far our hotest race ever. Official statistics for our 2021 Terra Sans Pave Trail Runs...
|7:30 am:||76||94||78||7 SE||Partly Cloudy|
|8:30 am:||78||91||82||7 SE||Partly Cloudy|
|9:30 am:||81||87||87||8 SE||Partly Cloudy|
|10:30 am:||84||83||95||8 SE||Clear|
|11:30 am:||87||77||101||8 SE||Clear|
|12:30 pm:||89||72||104||8 SE||Clear|
|1:30 pm:||90||68||105||8 SE||Clear|
|2:30 pm:||91||65||104||8 SE||Partly Cloudy|
|3:30 pm:||90||65||103||9 SE||Partly Cloudy|
|Race Registration Statistics|
|Event:||Registered||Started||Finished|| || |
|4 Kilometer:||5||5||5|| || |
|8 Kilometer:||7||6||6|| || |
|Big Lizard 10 Mile:||21||14||11|| || |
|Terathlon 8 Hour:||44||35||35|| |
|Volunteers:||2|| || || |
|Race Totals:||79||60||57|| || |
Terathlon 8-Hour runners began repeating laps of the 2½-mile racecourse. Their mission... cover as much distance as possible in the span of eight hours. They could orbit our 2½-mile "Big Loop," then as the clock ticked past seven hours 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.
Honorary race stater Mike Cwerenz blasted the air-horn, signalling the start of event distances, 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!
Terathletes pursued evermore mileage as traditional distance events were finishing. Michelle returned from a second lots-more-bags-of-ice trip along with Tony's Deli 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.
The end-of-race air-horn signal was given and those Terathletes circling our Little Loop stopped in their tracks. Ironically a cooling rain began, casting a rainbow over the parking lot, and bringing some long-overdue relief from the oppressive heat. We wheeled-off each Terathlete's extra little-lap distance, which was added to their Little Loop count (multiplied-by ¼), which was added to their Big Loop count (multiplied-by 2½), and calculated distance covered for each Terathlon 8-Hour runner. Year-specific pins were earned by all finishers. Newly minted "Ultra Achiever" heavy medals were earned by all 8-Hour Terathletes who completed the minimum of 11 Big Loops (27.5 miles), engraved pint-glasses for age group Podium Achievers, and engraved pint-glasses were won by 2-ruuner Team Achievers.
Terra Sans Pave 4-Km...
1st) Maggie Grabowski
2nd) Penny McCreight
1st) Reginald Yarn
2nd) Mike Grabowski
Terra Sans Pave 8-Km...
1st) Monica Chavez
2nd) Megan Moyer
3rd) Amy Ahner
1st) Douglas Berg
2nd) Tom Kohler
Terra Sans Pave Big Lizard 10-Mile...
1st) Jackie Cichon
2nd) Alisha Welc
3rd) Erin Porter
1st) Gustavo Bamberger
2nd) Brad Norton
Terra Sans Pave Terathlon 8-Hour...
#206 Rachel Burke, F: 46.19 Miles * New Female Race Record!
#200 Jeffrey Fleitz, M: 40.75 Miles * Multiple-time Past Champion!
#226 Becky Patch, F: 40.63 Miles * Multiple-time Past Female Champion!
#234 Brian Sheridan, M: 40.09 Miles * Multiple-time Past Team Captain Champion!
#217 Andrew Heitman, M: 40.00 Miles
#205 Todd Brown, M: 39.26 Miles
#227 Dave Patch, M: 38.85 Miles
#225 Siamak Mostoufi, M: 37.81 Miles
#230 Shawn Richter, M: 37.78 Miles
#219 Lisa Kohoutek, F: 37.245 Miles
#211 Tracey Escobedo, F: 37.244 Miles
#228 Edward Peck, M: 36.00 Miles
#229 Richard Plezia, M: 35.54 Miles
#238 Rachel Weyers, F: 35.53 Miles
#201 Jen DeSalvo, F: 34.12 Miles
#213 Paul Garcia, M: 33.50 Miles
#232 Daniel Robinson, M: 33.25 Miles
#231 Vince Roberts, M: 33.25 Miles
#214 Michael Glennon, M: 33.25 Miles
#202 Juli Aistars, F: 31.99 Miles
#236 Andy Thomson, M: 29.92 Miles
#210 Anthony DuBose, M: 27.50 Miles
#237 Amanda Tichacek, F: 27.50 Miles
#215 Jeni Goodwin, F: 27.06 Miles
#209 Michael Czuba, M: 24.60 Miles
#233 Elizabeth Sanderson, F: 23.50 Miles
#203 Ila Allen, F: 23.50 Miles
#221 Traci Lambert-Cwerenz, F: 21.50 Miles
#222 Peter Mejorada, M: 20.00 Miles
#240 Kristine Yoon, M: 20.00 Miles
#235 Boris Tannenbaum, M: 15.00 Miles
#220 Seth Kussmaul, M: 12.50 Miles
#239 Tony Weyers, M: 12.50 Miles
#239 Todd Gunter, M: 10.00 Miles
BL = Big Loop of 2.5 milesTop Terathlon 8-Hour Teams:
LL = Little Loop of .25 miles
1st) Dick Pond 1 - Rachel Burke, Brian Sheridan: 86.28 Miles
2nd) Team Sloth - Todd Brown, Siamak Mostoufi: 77.07 Miles
3rd) Run Happy - Michael Glennon, Juli Aistars: 65.24 Miles
4th) CELEBRITY SIGHTING - Jen DeSalvo, Traci Lambert-Cwerenz: 21.5 Miles
Race conception, 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: 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:
- Pre-race runner check-in: Ian Stevens, Michael Glennon.
- Start / Finish line set up: Michael Glennon, Bill Thom.
- Official Race Starter: Mike Cwerenz.
- Aid station captains: Michelle + Bill Thom, Regina Burke, Kristine Yoon (after running 20 miles!).
- Dry-erase-board tally-master: Michelle Thom.
- Supplies replenisher: Michelle Thom, Cathy Krawitz (more ice, please!).
- Rice Krispies Treats: Andy Thomson.
- Pavilion Soundtrack Mix: Mike Cwerenz.
- Home Brewmaster: Tom Kohler.
- Racecourse set up / marking: Bill Thom.
- Racecourse clean up / flag removal: Tom Burke.
- Photography: Michelle + Bill Thom.[Did I miss anyone here?... if you notice a missing or misspelled name please let me know.]
Eighth Annual Terra Notables...
* Michael Czuba arrived early on race morning "to get in some miles before it got too hot." He ran 9.4 miles before taking part in Terathlon 8-Hour, totalling more than 34 miles for the day, which is now his personal best distance covered in one day.
* Three Terra Veterans earned their 6-Year finishers' pin... Patti Downey, Tom Kohler, and Linda Leyden.
Congratulations to all who participated in our Eighth Annual Terra Sans Pave Trail Runs!
Our photo album has 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.
Happy trails with successful running & racing to all this fall and beyond!
Links & Recaps as Generously Provided by Participants of
Terra Sans Pave!
Terra Sans Pave Trail Runs is on YouTube... this is incredible! #132
Jackie Cichon, overall winner of Big Lizard 10-Mile was crewed by her husband Kevin and daughter Sophia. Check out Kevin's terrfic video that features Sophia exploring scenic sections of our Terra Sans Pave racecourse:
[Have a link to your related blog or photo gallery?... if so please send your link and I'll include here.]