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Title:Paleozoic Trail Runs - Ordovician Spring II
Date:Saturday March 23rd, 2024
Author:Bill & Michelle Thom
Report:
Paleozoic Trail Runs
Ordovician Spring II

[Logo: Paleozoic Trail Runs]
Twelveth Annual Spring-Season Paleozoic 50-Km and 25-Km
Trail Runs!

This rollicking community twelfth annual spring celebration of "going long" was contested at our `north racecourse` within the Palos Trail System - Region 6. The north racecourse has a wonderful mix of wide crushed gravel paths, narrower more rugged dirt-rocks-roots trails, occasional grass stretches, and even segments of eroding asphalt. Each out-n-back lap totals a running distance of 15.534 miles. 50-Km = two laps; 25-Km = one lap. Set up with its start/finish aid station at Pioneer Woods Grove #2, and satellite aid station at Wolf Road Woods Grove #2. Ordovician Spring II marked the eigth time on our `north racecourse`, and twenty-second running of our semiannual race, which has always featured the event distances of 50 kilometers and 25 kilometers.

Official race statistics for Paleozoic Trail Runs - Ordovician Spring II

Time

Temp

Dewpoint

Humidity

Wind MPH, Gusts

Weather


Event

Registered

Started

Finished

7:53 am

32°F

24°F

73%

N 14, G 0

Fair


25 Kilometer:

80

74

74

8:53 am

34°F

25°F

70%

N 14, G 0

Fair


50 Kilometer:

71

62

58

9:53 am

37°F

25°F

62%

N 20, G 26

Mostly Cloudy


Race Totals:

151

145

132

10:53 am

36°F

21°F

55%

N 17, G 25

Mostly Cloudy


Volunteers:

9



11:53 am

37°F

21°F

52%

NE 17, G 23

Mostly Cloudy






12:53 pm

38°F

18°F

44%

NNE 12, G 0

Mostly Cloudy






1:53 pm

39°F

17°F

41%

ENE 15, G 24

Partly Cloudy






2:53 pm

38°F

15°F

39%


Fair






3:53 pm

38°F

13°F

36%

NE 9, G 0

Fair






4:53 pm

37°F

13°F

37%

E 13, G 0

Partly Cloudy






5:53 pm

35°F

14°F

42%

E 9, G 0

Fair








Somewhat colder-than-average-for-this-time-of-year conditions endured throughout the day, as temperatures ranged from 32° - 39°F. With prevailing winds blowing from the north-northeast, runners reported tough conditions heading inbound up the serpentine hill near Bullfrog Lake, and while approaching Pioneer Woods running up our ¾-mile "parade loop."

The 50 Kilometer Ultramarathon...
Starting at 8:30, a six-man pack consisting of James Solomon, Andy Jellema, Michael Kenny, Tim Yuska, Jimmy Kasper, and Keith Koopmans led all racers out to the Wolf Road Woods aid station, all within a couple minutes of each other at/under one hour. Andy (his second Paleozoic; defending 2023 Fall 50-Km Champ) did best to hold pace and go on to finish first overall, with James (his sixth and fastest Paleo) finishing second, Tim (his second Paleo; defending 2023 Fall 50-Km Masters Champ) finishing third, Keith finishing fourth, and Jimmy in fifth overall. Meanwhile among the fairer sex, Rosalie Shyu (her third Paleo) held a steady pace finishing as top female, persued closely by early leader Suzie Brashler (her Paleo debut) in second, with Jessica Glomb (her first Paleo) in third, Naomi Morimoto (third Paleo) as fourth female, and Amy Suffecool (fifth Paleo) in fifth place atop the Top Female Masters podium.

The 25 Kilometer...
Starting at 9:30, racing down the parade loop leading all others was a 5-runner pack of John Prieboy (his second Paleozoic), Becky Patch (sixth Paleo), Tim Jostrand (second Paleo), Max Blaisdell (second Paleo), and Alex Baltazar (Paleo debut) that made their Wolf Road Woods halfway aid station, all at/under sixty two minutes. John's pace was too much for the others as he finished first overall, followed by Tim in second, Becky as third overall and top female, with Max as third male, Noe Albor (sixth Paleo) ran negative splits moving up to fourth male, and Alex finished as fifth male. Among the fairer sex, Michelle Prieboy (her Paleo debut) finished as second female, closely persued by Abigail Manjarrez (Paleo debut) as third female, Kelly Carlson (Paleo debut) in fourth atop the Top Female Masters podium, and Michelle Thom (co-Race Director) finishing as fifth female.

Nearing the finish line...
Circling what seemed to some runners the never-ending-uphill 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 hot red-beans-n-rice.  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 Michael Glennon and Jodi Haefner. Les Hockenberry finished his twentieth lifetime Paleo, earning himself an ultra-soft-two-sided-colorful Paleozoic Trail Runs race blanket. Les leads all runners in lifetime finishes; his wife Margie leads all others with fifteen finishes. Search all Paleozoic Trail Runs past participant finishers count and accumulated mileage under our "History" tab at:
https://RunRace.net/paleozoic/

Congratulations to the swift runners of Paleozoic Trail Runs - Ordovician Spring II!
  • Paleozoic Trail Runs - Ordovician Spring II 50-Km...
    Top Male Open: Andy Jellema, 37 of Saint John, IN - 3:45:12.0
    Top Female Open: Rosalie Shyu, 31 of Chicago - 4:41:39.0
    Top Male Masters: Tim Yuska, 43 of Darien - 4:04:19.0
    Top Female Masters: Amy Suffecool, 50 of Plainfield - 5:57:49.9
  • Paleozoic Trail Runs - Ordovician Spring II 25-Km...
    Top Male Open: John Prieboy, 35 of Joliet - 1:56:03.6
    Top Female Open: Becky Patch, 40 of Rolling Meadows - 2:05:05.9
    Top Male Masters: Noe Albor, 48 of Chicago - 2:11:17.0
    Top Female Masters: Kelly Carlson, 40 of Blanchardville, WI - 2:29:39.9
Timing, webcasting, and finish-line scoring... all managed by us, through our RunRace website at RunRace. Check out Official 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!"
  • Pioneer Woods Aid Station: Scott Finger, Linda Cepa, Jamie Simon, Steve Eich, Jim Arnold, Ian Stevens, Jack Remiasz.
  • Wolf Road Woods Aid Station: Walter Wendel, Wojciech Jonczyk.
  • Runner Check-In Packet Distribution: Ian Stevens, Jim Arnold, Linda Cepa.
  • Race eve Packet Stuffing: Tom Kohler.
  • Keeper of Finish-line Audit Clipboard: Linda Cepa, Scott Finger.
  • Gatherer of Wood and Master of Fire: Jack Remiasz.
  • Provider of Dunkin Munchkins: Michael Glennon.
  • Bringer of Firewood: Ed Cepa.
  • Red Beans and Rice Chef: Michelle Thom.
  • Warming Tents, Feather Flags, Banners Set up / Tear down: Jack Remiasz, Scott Finger, Jamie Simon, Steve Eich, Walter Wendel, Wojciech Jonczyk, Michael Glennon.
  • Racecourse Marking / Course Cleanup: Bill Thom, Jamie Simon, Wojciech Jonczyk.
  • Leader of Pre-race Buildup Run / Racecourse Tour: Brian Sheridan... 6-time Paleozoic finisher with a brand new 50-Km personal record!
  • Race Founder / Concept / Art / Record Keeper / Course Design / Race Directors: Bill & Michelle Thom
[Did I miss anyone here?... if you notice a missing or misspelled name please let me know.]

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 spring version - Ordovician Spring II!

Links & Recaps as Generously Provided by Participants of
Paleozoic Trail Runs - Ordovician Spring II!

25-Km #461 Chris Hedges: Check out Chris' first-person Race Report https://anamazingrun.com/2024/03/24/paleozoic-trail-runs-ordovician-spring-ii-25k-race-report/

Website:
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