Chris Weiss and Gracie Griffith captured the titles at XTERRA Little Mulberry on November 10, 2018 in Dacula, Georgia.
Weiss won the men’s race in 42:42. Mark Werner was second in 43:24 and David Reusch was third in 43:36. In the women’s race, Gracie Griffith won with a time of 45:55. Wendy Mader was next in 52:05 and Mari Jablonski was third in 52:40.
“XTERRA Little Mulberry was definitely more hilly than I expected but I had a great time,” said Griffith, who also won the XTERRA Battle at Big Creek 10.3 mile race in Roswell, Georgia on October 27th. Last year Griffith was the XTERRA Georgia Trail Run Regional Champ in the 20-24 age group.
Two-time XTERRA Georgia Trail Run Regional Champ, Allen Bray won the male masters title and his wife, two-time XTERRA Georgia Trail Run Regional Champ, Sally Bray won her 40-44 age group. Another two-time XTERRA Georgia Trail Run Regional Champ, Barbara Ezell won her 60-64 age group.
Mitch Novy won the 5K event in 20:35. Brian Gaddy was second in 21:18 while Tim Spradlin was third in 22:15. In the women’s race, Jenny Turner was first in 23:25 while Bethany Jockers was second with a time of 28:34. Candice Poor was third in 28:38.
XTERRA Little Mulberry is the fourth of the five-race 2018 XTERRA Georgia Series. Next up in the series is XTERRA Mt. Tabor 6/13K on December 1, 2018.
Athletes can earn points in each race of the XTERRA Georgia Trail Run Series. 100 points are awarded to each age group champ, with points awarded through 15th place. The athlete with the most points- by gender and age group- after the last race in the Series earns the title of XTERRA Trail Run Regional Champion and earns free entry into the XTERRA National Championship in Ogden, Utah in September. If a race offers two distances, only the longer distance awards XTERRA Series Points.