This rollicking tenth annual fall celebration of "going long" made its triumphant return to our `south racecourse` within the Sag Valley System - Region 7. Due to retrictions caused by the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic we haven't been able to chart this course in three years... so nice to be back. Our south racecourse is a wonderful mix of wide crushed gravel paths and sometimes narrower more rugged dirt trails. Each out-n-back lap totals a running distance of 7.767 miles. 50-Km = two laps; 25-Km = one lap. Set up with its start/finish aid station at Palos Park Woods-North Grove #1, and satellite aid station at the intersection of Will-Cook Road and the Green Trail. Permian Fall II marked the ninth time on our `south racecourse`, and twentieth running of our semiannual race, which has always featured the event distances of 50 kilometers and 25 kilometers.
Official statistics for our 2022 Paleozoic Trail Runs - Permian Fall II...
|7:53 am:||34||64||NW 9||Cloudy|
|8:53 am:||35||64||WNW 9||Cloudy|
|9:53 am:||35||64||WNW 12||Cloudy|
|10:53 am:||36||62||NW 13||Cloudy|
|11:53 am:||36||62||WNW 13||Cloudy|
|12:53 pm:||35||64||WNW 9||Cloudy|
|1:53 pm:||35||67||NW 15||Cloudy|
|2:53 pm:||35||59||NW 14||Light Snow|
|3:53 pm:||35||57||NW 9||Light Snow|
|4:53 pm:||35||61||NW 9||Light Snow|
|Race Registration Statistics|
|Event:||Registered||Started||Finished|| || |
|25 Kilometer:||86||79||79|| || |
|50 Kilometer:||48||47||45|| || |
|Race Totals:||134||126||124|| || |
|Volunteers:||11|| || || |
Rather raw conditions endured throughout the day with temperatures ranging from 34˚ - 36˚F, with persistent wind and sporadic light precipitation. But runners took advantage of a dry/fast racecourse with long stretches blanketed under layers of fallen leaves. Paleozoic runners are an opportunist breed and despite a few slips, falls, and bruises this version, Permian Fall II boasted an astounding finishing rate of 98.4%!
The 25 Kilometer race
Returning after a 7-year abscence, past Paleozoic champion Daniel Regalado topped the podium, persued by Ismael Rubiano in second place, with young John Hockenberry in third overall. Amanda Cortese led the fairer sex, closely persued by Alexandra Curatolo in second place, and Jennifer Aguilar in third overall female.
The 50 Kilometer ultramarathon
From the start Andy Jellema set a blistering pace, which he increased by 4-5 minutes at each checkpoint. Dan Kittivanichkulkrai, 2-weeks following his 6:45 1st place finish at Chicago Lakefront Ultras 50-Mile, posted fast-and-amazingly-even splits for second place overall. Courtlan Coppler finished third overall on the podium. Paleozoic Vet Marta Borkowska outran all other female competition, with Lindsay Fideli in second place, followed closely by Daria Pruska in third.
Nearing the finish line
Circling the black-walnut-obstacled `parade loop`, through the Paleozoic feather flags, under the race banner, across the finish line timing mats, awaiting all runners... customized finisher-medals, special awards, optional beer, and the drawing-them-in-siren-sound of cheering race enthusiasts. First-time ultramarathon finishers earned "My First Ultra" pint-glass awards. Five-time Paleozoic finishers collected special zipper-draw-string shoe bag awards. Ten-time-finisher special pint-glasses were earned by Mark Bowman and Boris Tannenbaum. Crossing the finish line for her 15th time, Margie Hockenberry earned earned a very special 15-Time Finisher ball cap. She chose `black` to compliment the color of the only other 15-finish ball cap ever earned, incidentally by her husband, who chose `maroon`. Leading all veteran-paleo-dinosaur-multitime finishers are Les Hockenberry with 17 finishes - 357.421 miles, and Margie Hockenberry with 15 finishes - 279.681 miles!
A never-before-achieved accomplishment by a very special runner
At 12:10 in the afternoon Andy Thomson crossed the finish line of the 25-Km and became the the first-ever runner to complete an event distance of every race hosted/produced by RunRace for the calendar year!
Yep, in addition to Permian Fall II, in 2022 Andy raced Winter Challenge Cross Country IV
in January, Paleozoic Trail Runs - Carboniferous Spring II
in March, Chicago Lakefront 50K
in March, 11th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
charity race in July, 9th Annual Terra Sans Pave Trail Runs
in August, Chicago Lakefront 50/50
in October. Along the journey he tallied 154.7 miles in achieving this daring act of distance running. In appreciation, Andy was presented with a coveted `RunRace - I'm Connected` hoodie sweatshirt.
Inspired by Andy it is our intention to introduce an oficial race series for calendar year 2023... please watch for upcoming announcements.
Congratulations to our swift runners of Paleozoic Trail Runs - Permian Fall II!
- Paleozoic Trail Runs - Permian Fall II 50-Km...
Top Male Open: Andy Jellema, 35 of Saint John, IN - 3:40:07.1 * Sixth fastest 50-Km in Paleozoic History!
Top Female Open: Marta Borkowska, 45 of Park Ridge - 5:16:27.4
Top Male Masters: Dan Kittivanichkulkrai, 41 of Chicago - 3:58:28.5
Top Female Masters: Daria Pruska, 41 of Chicago - 5:37:27.4
- Paleozoic Trail Runs - Permian Fall II 25-Km...
Top Male Open: Daniel Regalado, 35 of Chicago - 1:31:30.0 * 4-Time Past Champion, and Fastest 25-Km in Paleozoic History!
Top Female Open: Amanda Cortese, 27 of Flagstaff, AZ - 2:08:46.5
Top Male Masters: Ismael Rubiano, 46 of Chicago - 1:49:20.4
Top Female Masters: Jara Kern, 43 of Arlington Heights - 2:23:15.2
Timing, webcasting, and finish-line scoring... all managed by us, through our RunRace website at RunRace
. Check out Results and our Webcast through the links...
Results: Results on RunRace
Webcast: Webcast with Checkpoint Splits
Let's ring a cowbell and give a rousing "shout out" to our race volunteers, many of which are accomplished runners, all of whom performed "beyond the call!"
[Did I miss anyone here?... if you notice a missing or misspelled name please let me know.]
- Palos Park Woods-North Aid Station: Jeni Goodwin, Koyo Masore, Jack Remiasz, Ian Stevens, Michael Czuba, Catherine Van Gemmeren, Kristine Yoon, Traci Lambert-Cwerenz, Tom Kohler.
- Will-Cook Road Aid Station: Jason Sikora, Robin.
- Runner Check-In Packet Distribution: Ian Stevens, Kristine Yoon, Traci Lambert-Cwerenz.
- Keeper of Finish-line Audit Trail: Jeni Goodwin (550-day running streak -and- counting).
- Bringer of Coffee and Firewood: Michael Czuba.
- Supplies Delivery, Aid Station Shuttling, Red Beans and Rice Chef: Michelle Thom.
- Warming Tents Set up / Tear down: Koyo Masore, Jack Remiasz, Tom Kohler, Jason Sikora, Robin.
- Post-race Red Beans & Rice Overseer: Kristine Yoon.
- Course Marshaling: Traci Lambert-Cwerenz (Racine / Sparkles), who toured the racecourse supporting all runners.
- Racecourse Marking / Course Cleanup: Bill Thom.
Check out our gallery of photos below, captured throughout the day of racing. These photos have been optimized for internet display... feel free to copy for your personal use -and/or- link this "Run Report" with your social networks.
Congratulations to all runners of Paleozoic Trail Runs
... summoned by the primordial instinct to go-long, who toed-the-line and answered-the-call, in this fall version - Permian Fall II!
Links & Recaps as Generously Provided by Participants ofPaleozoic Trail Runs Video Coverage
Paleozoic Trail Runs - Permian Fall II!
Check out Permian Fall II video coverage from our `timing-mat cam`, and our `overhead drone` that did its best to carve through afternoon increasingly windy conditions!
Paleozoic Trail Runs Playlist
on our RunRace Network YouTube Channel