This Past weekend the Coury Brothers / Aravaipa Running put on the inaugural Mesquite Canyon Trail Runs in the White Tank Mountain just west of Phoenix. Four races commenced with WMRC runners participating in the 50K, 25K and 10 mile events.
Runner of the Week #1: Congratulations to Paulette Zillmer who was the first female finisher overall in the 50K with a time of 5:31:40. Very Nice!Runner of the Week #2: Congratulations to Chip Gosewisch who finised the 50K 8th overall in a time of 5:14:30. Someone told me his calf muscles get lots of the credit too!?
Our group prides itself on promoting trail running and get people out who may never have run a trail race or an Ultra Marathon before. Congratulations to Jeremy Dougherty who finished the 50K 17th overall in a time of 5:36:53. Jeremy just started running with us a couple months ago and this was his second 50K.
First timer: Last week Wednesday morning we had a first time trail runner run with us. His name is Manoj Nagalla. After the run he overheard everyone talking about the Mesquite Canyon trail runs. So he thinks that sounds like fun and enters the 50K. Congratulations Manoj on finishing your first Trail Ultra. Great job. We hope to see you out again.
Other WMRC notables who completed the 50K: Roig, Pearce, Higgins, Hughes, Dehaan, Rondeau, Harding, Sarka just to name a few because we always miss someone. Who else?
25K: The get off the Couch award: Nice job Steve Ward who ran to a comfortable 11th overall place. Other WMRC notables - Lisa Osinga 5th overall female 3:02:44 and Kate McCarville 3:51:10. Nice job ladies!!...and Steve.
10 mile: Congrats Mike Auther, who also just started to run with us a few months ago. Keep it going!!!
Can you tell from the picture below who won their division and who feels like crap??? What's up with that Hat?