2011 People’s Forest Trail Race

We had a nice picnic, and Debbie had a nice run, at today’s People’s Forest Trail Race in Barkhamsted, Connecticut. Doing this race is a tradition for us. It is the shortest race in the New England Grand Tree Trail Running Series, but it is 7 miles of action packed fun. I hung with the kids by the Farmington River, while Deb tackled the rugged little course. I was able to get some good photos.

Once again, Marc Robaczynski smashed his course record. This time, he finished in 43:16, besting Tim Mahoney by more than eight minutes. That is quite a margin of victory, and Tim is no slouch of a runner. Tim ran 51:17. Marc is just exceptional and he knows this course like the back of his hand. He even saw a black bear cub and her mother on the course. He tracked his splits, with the last downhill mile, mind you–on trail, a 4:45. That is insane.

Debbie was first woman in 59:02. She was followed by Kelly McElroy in 1:06:32.

Will Graustein of Greystone Racing always does a great job directing this race. The pot-luck spread at the finish was very nice and everyone mingled for a while on a fine summer morning.

Race Results

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