XTERRA Trail Mix Newsletter

XTERRA MALIBU RECAP

By Ryan Greene

XTERRA SoCal SeriesLast Saturday the Grand Finale of the SoCal Series stage was set stunningly with an entire week of record breaking heat wave temperatures, wild fires running rampant through various other parks to the south, and one of the tightest races in terms of the points in many age groups. The Malibu Creek “BullDog” course was set to deliver on May 17th.

After a slight, but very fortunate cooling, the sun rose quickly and both the runners and the temperatures began to ascend on the infamous “Bull Dog” trail - very aptly named. However, the only thing holding back some of the top performers was caution. The Malibu Creek State Park can get very warm very quickly, but a gutsy performance by Forrest Boughner (Flagstaff, AZ) proved even hotter. Boughner winning the Overall Men’s 22k with a blistering 1:36:45, was followed closely by local favorites Patrick Baldwin and Chris Gilbert to round out the Men’s podium.

On the Women’s side Jessica McAdam wasn’t bogged down either, taking top spot with a stellar 1:57:10, while Michaeline Nelson and Stacia Watson chased her down closely.

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2013-2014 XTERRA SOCAL REGIONAL CHAMPS RELEASED

The 8th year of the wildly popular XTERRA SoCal Trail Run Series wrapped up last weekend and a new batch of regional champions was released.

Special recognition deserved for Greg Abrams and Ron Paquette, who won six of seven races in their division in the series to tally the perfect 600-point score.  Abrams races in the 15-19 division while Paquette competes in the 55-59 division.

For the women Erika Hawks came on strong at the end of the year to win the last four races in the series and win the 45-49 division with 565 points, the most of any female in the Series this year.

The top overall runner from each age group was awarded a free entry to represent Southern California at the 2014 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship at Ogden, Utah, this September.

View the final standings here.

Female

20-24

Kristy Burkey

Temecula, CA

25-29

Laura Schaefer

Newcastle, CA

30-34

Allison Lees

Oceanside, CA

35-39

Robyn Dunn

Hermosa Beach, CA

40-44

Josephine Nagal

Chula Vista, CA

45-49

Erica Hawkes

Irvine, CA

50-54

Amy Hutner

Los Angeles, CA

55-59

Erin Fry

Anaheim Hills, CA

60-64

Kathleen Rydgig

Oxnard, CA

65-69

Cheri Uno

Los Angeles, CA

70-74

Carol Rice

Pasadena, CA

Male

15-19

Greg Abrams

Newbury Park, CA

20-24

Ivan Zarate II

Walnut, CA

25-29

Jason Flaig

Oxnard, CA

30-34

Matthew Dixon

San Diego, CA

35-39

Lindsay Hamoudi

San Diego, CA

40-44

David Tien

South Pasadena, CA

45-49

Jeffrey Dinkin

Pasadena, CA

50-54

Eric Rignot

La Crescenta, CA

55-59

Ron Paquette

Los Angeles, CA

60-64

Rich Robertson

South Pasadena, CA

65-69

Gordon Dooley

Laguna Beach, CA

70-74

Hans Unger

Sylmar, CA

75-79

John Williams

Culver City, CA

LESLIE, KAIJALA WIN XTERRA WALLUM LAKE 11K

Scott Leslie and Joanie Kaijala captured the first race in the XTERRA Massachusetts trail run series on Saturday, winning the 11K at Wallum Lake in Douglas, MA in 41:45 and 50:32, respectively, while Brian Mulcahy and Rebecca Luneau captured the 8K titles.

Both races explored the varying terrain around the 322 acre lake giving runners the perfect kick-off to this exciting series.  Next up, on June 28, runners will travel either 8km or 18km up, over, around and even through the French River at the XTERRA French River Festival in Oxford, MA.

Finally, on August 16, the XTERRA Hodges Hoedown will revisit Oxford, MA to test area runners with a half marathon along with a fun 10km trail run and even a kids race to round out the day’s events.

Points will be awarded to the top runners in every age group at the longest distance of all three events in the Massachusetts Series, and the standings will be updated after each event. At the conclusion of the series, the top overall runner from each age group will be awarded a free entry to represent Massachusetts at the 2014 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship at Ogden, Utah, in September.

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EPPERSON, DOUGLAS WIN XTERRA OAK MOUNTAIN 20K

Charlie Epperson

(Pelham, Alabama) –Charlie Epperson and Nelle Douglas captured the XTERRA Oak Mountain 20K trail run titles on a beautiful day at Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County, Alabama last Sunday.

For Epperson, a pro triathlete from Guam (via Tennessee) it was sweet redemption of sorts. At yesterday’s XTERRA Southeast Championship triathlon he took an elbow to his eye at the start of the swim and lost his contact lense in the process. Although he finished the swim he was rendered practically blind without his contacts and had to pull out.

“I was pretty disappointed after yesterday,” explained Epperson. “I thought my contact was in my goggles and I could find it after the swim but it wasn’t there so I was out of luck. Learned a lesson, though, in the future I’ll have an extra set of contacts in transition.”

In today’s race Epperson went out with the lead pack and pulled away along the dam section in the early stages of the first of two 10K laps.

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XTERRA ALABAMA SERIES WRAP

Alabama SeriesThe XTERRA Oak Mountain 20K in Shelby County, Alabama was the last of seven races in the 2013-2014 XTERRA Alabama Series and regional champions have been announced.
Special recognition to Hayley Long of Oxford, Alabama who won six races in a row to win the 45-49 division and was the only runner in the series to post a perfect 600-point score.
For the men the season belonged to 72-year-young Larry Ballard of Gadsden who won 5-of-6 races he entered and collected the most points among men this year, 590.

Final Points Standings

Female

15-19

Ella Engstrom

Madison, AL

20-24

Emilee Rochester Parmer

Woodland, AL

25-29

Amberjean Goodman

Dothan, AL

30-34

Ashley White

Woodland, AL

35-39

Sarah Grappo

Birmingham, AL

40-44

Sunny Workman

Pelham, AL

45-49

Hayley Long

Oxford, AL

50-54

Teresa Phillips

Gadsden, AL

60-64

Luvern Blackwood

Trafford, AL

Male

10-14

Cannon Kvicala

Madison, AL

15-19

Aiden Cadieux

Clanton, AL

20-24

David Olsen

Birmingham, AL

25-29

Mike Sottilare

Birmingham, AL

30-34

Dustin Chasse

Anniston, AL

35-39

Gene Hood

Attalla, AL

40-44

Jay Crosby

Madison, AL

45-49

Steve Phillips

Owens Cross Roads, AL

50-54

Matthew Holdbrooks

Trussville, AL

55-59

Jim Copeland

Attalla, AL

60-64

Bill Hancock

Wetumpka, AL

65-69

Don Burkett

Mineral Bluff, GA

70-74

Larry Ballard

Gadsden, AL

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