Finger Lakes Fifties

The Finger Lakes Fifties trail runs have been held in Finger Lakes National Forest in Hector, NY for 19 years. The 50km and 50m trail runs are true ultra-marathons and the 25km race is a good way for future ultra runners to get their feet wet and muddy (usually).

This year’s race course was dryer and faster than ever. It had received a lot of pre-race trail work/grooming and the conditions produced hard and smooth trails. Mud wasn’t a factor. If anything, the dusty dirt roads were an annoyance. The relatively flat 15.5m loops make for an interesting race because you don’t have to decide if you are doing the 50km or 50m until you complete your second loop. Deb was focused on the 50m as part of her build up towards her bigger objectives, but stopped at 50km. This course was quite different from the rugged and hilly Pittsfield Peaks Ultra Challenge, and wasn’t suited for her. It was just too fast.

Leigh Schmitt, Fifty Mile Winner and Course Record Holder

 Many of the course records fell, including the Men’s (Leigh Schmitt) and Women’s (Rebecca Harman) 50m records, and the Men’s (Yassine Diboun) 50km record. The weather was fabulous with cool temperatures and brilliant sunshine. Everyone had a great day. Deb was 2nd woman in the 50km behind Nancy Kleinrock, a fine local runner who only lives 3 miles from the National Forest.

Rebecca Harman was 1st woman and 3rd overall in the 50m.

 Full results are available at:

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