2009 Peoples Forest Trail Race

The 10th annual Peoples Forest Trail Race was held under brilliant blue skies on the first day of August today.

Peoples Forest is beautiful.

I was still resting my legs after last week’s Ironman, but Debbie took to the trails along with 65 other hearty souls. Peoples Forest in Barkhamsted, Connecticut is a beautiful state park along the Farmington River. At seven miles, Peoples is a short race by New England Grand Tree Trail Running Series standards. However, that just makes it a fast and hard one, instead of a long and hard one.

Peoples Forest Trail Race Start

Marc Robaczynski of nearby New Hartford, Connecticut, owns this race. He is the course record holder and he blitzed it again today, in 45:36. That is a rapid time for a tricky course that had a lot of mud on it. Brian Rusiecki of Leeds, Massachusetts, was second and William Hawkins of Rochester, New York, was third.

John Agosto is chased by Abby Mahoney.

The first woman was once again, Abby Mahoney of Holyoke, Massachusetts. She broke her own course record by running 57:01. She has had an excellent year, marked by a spectacular fourth place finish at the Mt. Washington Road Race. Amy Lane of Westfield, Massachusetts, was second and Marla McPherson of Avon, Connecticut, was third. Debbie finished 8th. At seven and a half months pregnant, her time was a little more than 20 minutes slower than when she runs this race under “normal” conditions. View all of the race results.

Debbie Livingston nears the finish.

While they were running, Shep and I explored the excellent museum located on the grounds. We saw some really cool “stuffed animals.”


Race Results

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