Monday, June 28, 2010

Hocking Hills COTR Run - July 5th

If you're interested, a small group will be gathering for a trail run at Hocking Hills on Monday July 5th. We will meet at the dining lodge parking lot at 8am (same lot used for the Indian Run start/finish).

We will run the connector trail to Old Man's Cave, then follow the Buckeye Trail south all the way to Ash Cave. We will have aid stashed near Ash Cave. From here we will run the Buckeye Trail alt. bridle route north back to Old Man's Cave. This is a less traveled trail marked with white blazes. From here you can run the connector trail back to the dining lodge for a 13 mile run.

If you chose to run further a group will be heading north from Old Man's Cave along the Buckeye Trail to Big Pine Rd (approx. 3 miles). We will have aid stashed at the Big Pine Rd. parking lot. If you chose to do so you can turn around and run back to Old Man's Cave and run the connector trail back to the dining hall for a 20 mile run.

If you chose to run further a group will run along the road on Big Pine Rd the 1/2 mile to Conkle's Hollow. Here we will loop around the gorge and run back to Big Pine Rd parking lot for an approx. 5 mile loop. From here we will follow the Buckeye Trail south back to Old Man's Cave and run the connector trail back to the dining lodge for a 25 mile run.

If you haven't had a chance to explore the trail at Hocking Hills this is a great opportunity to get out and run with a group. We will have aid at Ash Cave and Big Pine Rd but be prepared to cover 7-8 miles without aid - bring a water bottle to carry with you.

If you plan on joining us email, call 614-581-0283, or post on Facebook or the COTR website that you're planning on attending. I just want to have an idea of how much aid to put out and who to wait for on the morning of the run.

Hope to see you out on the trails!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

COTR at Mohican

Central Ohio Trail Runners represented itself well at Mohican on June 19th! We had several people participating in the 50 mile and 100 mile race. We also had several people volunteering at Rock Point Aid Station - thank you Julie and all your volunteers!

Although the finish rate was only 39% on the day, COTR had much better results.

Jay Smithberger - 50 mile mens champion!
Kimberly Dawn Boner - 50 mile womens champion!
Mikaila Hambel - 50 mile finisher
Michael Patton - 100 mile finisher (2nd buckle)
Mark Carroll - 100 mile finisher (9th buckle)
Stephen Zeidner - 100 mile finisher (1st buckle)
David Huss - 100 mile finisher (2nd buckle)

Other great efforts on a very tough day:
Rob Powel - 100 mile DNF (38 miles)
Terri Lemke - 100 mile DNF (59 miles)
Suzanne Pokorny - 100 mile DNF (59 miles)
Michelle Biscell - 100 mile DNF (65 miles)

Several people have posted race reports on their blogs - click on the blog links to the right to read about their race.

Laurel Highlands

There were a couple great performances by Central Ohio runners at Laurel Highlands on June 12th. Kim Love-Ottobre aka Kimba ran 56 miles before timing, Sharon Seslar completed the 50k race, and Dan Bellinger completed the 70.5 mile race! Great job on a tough course!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

COTR Run at Highbanks Metropark

Highbanks Metropark
Saturday, June 12, 2010

This Central Ohio Trail Runners group trail run will take place at Highbanks Metropark in north Columbus. Circling all of the main trails (Scenic River, Dripping Rock, Overlook, Wetland Spur, and Coyote Run), offers a lot of variety of surfaces and loop that is about 7.5 miles total.

Aid will be offered at various points along the loop.