Trail Running Weekend Wrap Up!

Alabama Outdoors presented the Dirty Spokes Xterra Coldwater Mountain Trail Race this weekend in Anniston AL, and saw yet another sell out crowd with top results from the Alabama Outdoors Trail Team runners! On the ladies side we had team members Kristina Vaughn (1st Female Overall 9.6 mile), Alison Hulsey (2nd Female Overall 9.6 mile), Lisa Booher (2nd Age Group 9.6 mile), and Mary Campbell (4th Age Group 9.6 mile). The Men’s Race also saw strong results from team members Michael Campbell (2nd Age Group) and Brett Noerager (2nd Age Group).

(Below Photos by Michael Campbell from the Xterra Coldwater Mnt.)

finish line

Up in Chattanooga this weekend Alabama Outdoors Team Member Ali Edwards simply dominated the women’s race at the Rock Creek Lookout Mountain 50 miler, finishing 1st overall in her first 50 with a time of 8:22:19, crushing the course record by nearly half an hour and finishing 6th overall in a field of 300+! On the other side of awesome, I had just about the opposite day, feeling beat down from step one and dropping at mile 24 or so (doh! a big ole DNF! next race please). Congrats to Alabama locals David Tosch, John Gregg, Kyle Stichtenoth, Greg Wingo, Keith Rutherford, among others, on a strong 50 as well!

(Below – Ali getting it done and taking the top spot! Photo by Rock Creek)

Here’s to all the Xterra Coldwater Mountain & Lookout Mountain finishers on getting out there and getting it done. It’s great to see trail running growing so popular in the south east with several new races being formed for 2013. Now it time to turn our attention to the next upcoming Alabama Outdoors sponsored trail events. The Dirty Spokes Xterra Trail Race at Monte Santo State Park in Huntsville next month and the mighty Mount Cheaha 50k in the Talladega National Forest in late February. Both will sell out and are already over half full so get your registration in now!

(Below photo of me not feeling so hot (ugh) but still moving forward… Photo by Rock Creek)

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