2016 Goodwin Forest Trail Runs

Today was the third annual Goodwin Forest Trail Runs at Goodwin State Forest in Hampton, Connecticut. Hosted by the Friends of Goodwin Forest, this was race three in the Connecticut Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series. The race was also number six in the New England Grand Tree Rail Running Series.

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Next up is Nipmuck South next Sunday. At Goodwin, there was a 30 kilometer long course and a 10 kilometer short course. The undulating trail was in good shape despite heavy rain overnight and light rain during the race. The event was part of a wonderful weekend of National Trails Day events coordinated by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association.

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We are so grateful for the volunteers that maintain the wonderful Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails. Part of the Goodwin course was on the Natchaug Trail. The Shenipsit Striders had a really strong turnout, which was great to see. There is a lot of overlap with our sister club, the Silk City Striders.

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Debbie ran the 30K and our son ran his first 10K, which was pretty cool. Debbie was the first woman and he was the first male under 16 (he is nine). He got an apple pie for his efforts. This event was a lot of fun. I rode from Bolton in a heavy rainstorm, but I didn’t mind. I took some lovely roads through eastern Connecticut. It took me about 90 minutes to get there. The rain paused (briefly) as the runners were finishing, so I rode home too, but the pause didn’t last and I got poured on in the final 45 minutes of my ride. Still, it was worth it.

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Brett Stoeffler was the first male finisher. He was followed by Eric Wyzga and Todd Bennett.

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The race benefitted the Friends of Goodwin Forest and the programs that they run at the forest.

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Race Results

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