The top three runners in the 12K finished within a minute of each other. Charlie Epperson won the 12K in 42:39 in a close race with Iain Banks, who was the runner up in 43:07. Taylor Shoulders was in close pursuit, crossing the line in 43:13.
“XTERRA Lums Pond was a flat and fast course today,” said Banks. “Adventure Geeks Racing is doing such a great job with this series, both with the events and with the courses. There’s been great competition at every race in the series.”
XTERRA Ambassador Laura Lunardi was the women’s champ, coming in at 49:48 and averaging less than 7:00 miles. Aysha Lynn Perez was the runner up in 51:06, and Michelle Ankenbrand was third in 56:59.
(Laura Lunardi and Dave LaMay)
“It was great to see so many series veterans show up today despite all of the other big race options close by this weekend,” said race director, Jefferson Nicholson. “It was a nice, flat course, but we did find one hill close to the finish, because that’s how we roll.”
Photographs courtesy of Jefferson Nicholson