Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 Cave Creek Trail Marathon Results / Report

The 7th annual Cave Creek Trail Marathon Fun Run.

The weather was perfect for running. Chilly at the start and then warming slowly to 70 degrees with intermittent clouds. The water crossings were low and the trails were in fairly decent condition this year. There were quite a few return runners from previous years and some new runners to make things interesting. Jamil raced in first again this year and lowered his time from last year by 24 minutes. Nick, his brother, came in second and Andrew took the third spot. For the women, Honey ran in as first women and also bettered her time by 15 minutes from last year. Stephanie took second place and Renee from Tucson rounded out third.

Renee ran the entire way this year with Dallas, whom is also from Tucson. Renee told me an interesting story after she finished. Renee and Dallas carpooled from Tucson last year. They were just friends and chatted all the up to Cave Creek, ran the run separately and then chatted all the way back to Tucson. After my run, they continued to stay in touch and talked frequently. So much so that during the holidays of 2010, Dallas asked Renee to marry him. She gladly accepted and they are planning a spring wedding in 2011. Congratulations Renee and Dallas. I'm glad I played a small part in bringing those two together.

I have raised enough money from last years race and this years race to be able to help Desertfoothills Land Trust buy two acres of land with the money raised from donations from the CCTR. DFLT are $700,000 strong and still gaining by fundraising the necessary monies to buy up the surrounding land around Spur Cross and Cave Creek Park. Right now, the land could be sold for development. Let's hope they are able to buy the land before developers do.

Thank you to everyone that got up early and came out to enjoy the day. Hope to see you next year for the 2012 Cave Creek Trail Marathon Fun Run.
Thanks again everyone, it was a pleasure. Jody

1. Jamil Coury 4:26
2. Nick Coury 4:48
3. Andrew Heard 4:58
4. Jules Drelick 5:30
5. Honey Albrecht 5:30
6. Jerry Portelli 5:48
7. Paul Rondeau 5:48
8. Jay Danek 5:48
9. Giles Widener 5:58
10. Tim Widener 5:58
11. Brian Wieneke 6:04
12. Robert Andrulis 6:17
13. Donovan 6:19
14. Ron Harding 6:23
15. Jeff Jones 6:24
16. Stehpanie Buetner 6:24
17. Matt Saxe 6:30
18. Steve Ward 6:50
19. Manoj Nagalla 6:50
20. Renee Webb 6:57
21. Dallas Stevens 6:57
22. Debbie Leftwich 6:58
23. Kate Hansen 7:08
24. Dan Gannon 7:08
25. Andrea Griego 7:08
26. Michelle Miner 7:08
27. Dale Ramsey 7:24
28. Toni Vaughan 7:24
29. Brenna Boyd 7:27
30.Justin Bridgs 8:10
31. Tom Ford 8:55
32. Angela Gohlke 9:15
33. Dawn Ledwell 9:15

34. John Pearce 3:30 (16.4 miles)

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