Chester Woods Lake

Chester Woods Lake
Chester Woods Lake



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MDRA Grand Prix

  The Chester Woods 10 Mile Race is now one of six MDRA GRAND PRIX races. The MDRA is the largest running club in Minnesota and hosts many very high quality races.Check out the link to see how you can sign up to compete in the GP series. This means the races will fill up very quickly so sign up soon there is already a significant increase in registrations.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Here's the latest

We have 154 runners registered so far. Most are in the 50k and 10 mile.
I added a link with information about where to stay for those traveling to Chester Woods Where to stay 
There is also more details about the 50k with interactive maps of the course 50k details with maps 
For all of the latest information check out the Chester Woods Races facbook page Facebook 

Old Man Winters trying to hang on as long as he can. Register for the Chester Woods Races, it'll make ya feel warmer.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Woods Will Be Hopping With Runners

Time for a update The 50k is 70% full and the 10 mile is 40% full
There are 154 registered runners with a few more pending.
Welcome Julie!
As of 4/15/14
Sarah Kaus- Tomah Wi
Clinton Dehne- River Falls Wi
Rachel Walch- St Paul
Corey Jurowski- New Richmond Wi
Jon Matthiae - St Paul
Rick Steven- Newport Mn
Christopher Deck- Spring Grove
Walter Goettl-Stillwater
Jordan Schmidt- Ramsey
Arika Hage- Lakeville
Paula Vicker- Edina
Chad Benesh- Minneapolis
robyn reed- Minneapolis
Janet Gray- Ellsworth Wi
Troy Feustel- Apple Valley
Misty Swanson- Minneapolis
Judy Weller- Rochester
Jessica Siminski- Spring
Gwen Jacobson- Rochester
Brianne Hamann- Rochester
Brad Christensen- Duluth
Bob Marsh- Burnsville
Lorelei Hanson- Oronoco
Jeff Wall- Holman Wi
Sandy Wall- Holman Wi
Linda Miller- La Crosse Wi
RJ Miller- La Crosse Wi
Deanna Verdon- Onalaska Wi
Laurie Enos- Onalaska Wi
Terry Stanton- Mindoro Wi
Jared Simpson- Minneapolis
Corey Stender- Minnetrista
Shari Hegland- Holman Wi
Trina Fredrick- Holman Wi
Ben Sturm- Lake In The Hills, Illinois
Sheri Van Epps- Waupaca Wi
Keran Flynn-Kroska- Ely
Dean CHRISTENSEN- Northfield
Jason Schweitzer- Rochester
Jeff Austin-Phillips- St Paul
Adam Strehlow- St Paul
Chad Brower- Harrisburg SD
David Burnap- Superior Wi
Ed Thomas- Sioux Falls SD
Laura Raeder- Sioux Falls SD
Jennifer Anderson- Brandon SD
Cynthia Crandall- Minneapolis
Juli Stensland- Minneapolis
Lynne Stuckey- Virginia
Steve Corner- Rochester
Brian Mansky- Onalaska Wi
Colleen Jay - Rochester
Randy Limas - St Paul
Steve Greseth - Rochester
Matthew Wilson - Shakopee
Jarvis Jelen - Brookings SD
Nate Lien - Blackduck
Nicholas Showalter - Sleepy Eye
Lynn Saari - Rochester
Daryl Saari - Rochester
Marisa Vaughn - Rochester
Terry Cheng - Plymouth
Josh Henningson - Minneapolis
Rob Van Houten - Rochester
Nicole Jirsa - Rochester
Jen Schrandt - Rochester
Julie Moran - Shakopee
TW bacon - Stewartville
Kim Martin - Lakeville
10 Mile
Lisa Smiley Cannon Falls
Ann Noser Rochester
JJ Tesky Blue Earth
Becky Brudwick Mankato
John Eiden Chanhassen
Paul Ahearn North Mankato
Chris Howard Wykoff
Wendi Baldwin- Eden Prairie
Kelly Classic- Rochester
Kelli Sandhurst- Rochester
Nora Compton- St Paul
Tammy Eastlund- Edina
Rick Curtis- Rochester
Christina Ellenberger- Rochester
Lisa Klotzbach- Rochester
Larry Kleppe-Elgin
Blake Lea- Rushford
Audra Lea- Rushford
Clinton Firstbrook III- St James
Cathy Keller- Hastings
Summer Mallan- Rochester
Giuseppe Lanzino- Rochester
Lin Gentling- Rochester
Keri Olson- Rochester
Amanda Hageman- Rochester
Kristina Sinnott- Rochester
Laura Lenz- Rochester
Lynn Brower- Harrisburg SD
Alexandra Fay- St Paul
Adela Graves- Zumbro Falls
Angela Acharya- Pine Island
Sarah Sprecher- Rochester
Carey Schillig- North Liberty Ia
Anna Sanchez - Rochester
Kallie Osmundson - Rochester
Claire Schreiber - Rochester
Adam Kieffer - Pine Island
Lonna Simanovski - Winona
Anne Polikowsky - Rochester
Deb Brazil - Winona
Erin Paulson - Winona
Rin Suzuki - Rochester
michael martorelli - Golden Valley
Tracey Stanton- Mindoro Wi
Rick Devine - Rochester
Tom Weller - Rochester
Miracle Quelle - Rochester
Nancy Hovanes - Minneapolis
Dan Valentine - Winona
Sean Cudd - New Richmond Wi
Summer Groth - Goodhue
Annie Behrend - Rochester
Yvonne Hubmayr - Rochester
Jean Brislance - maple Grove
Colleen Ronningen - Rochester
Laura Spears - Rochester
Tom Claymon - Rochester
Tohhia Schmidt - Plainview
Pat Schmidt - Plainview
chris nord - Rochester
Erin Benedict Inver Grove Heights
Julie Colvin - St Charles
Monika Hegley - Minneapolis
Douglas Hegley - Minneapolis
Melanie Crum - Rochester
Brian Crum - Rochester
Momin Choudhry - Rochester
Dan Leach - Rochester
Carol Downs- Eagen
Jaclyn Guetzkow- Bloomington
tanya rider - Rochester
grady rider - Rochester
Aaron Nepstad - Byron
Paul Brazil - Winona
Katie Massen - Rochester
Glenn Schmidt - Plainview
Amy Tompkins - S St Paul
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Friday, February 28, 2014

A few updates

  Registration is in high gear for the Chester Woods Races. We have almost 90 people from 5 states signed up so far and it's only February. The 50k race is capped at 100 people and it's 45% full, so sign up soon!
I find it's way easier to post some updates on the Facebook page so be sure to click on the link on the right side of the page. You can see whose registered there.Be sure to "like" the FB page and tell other trail friends to like it also.
When we finally get rid of old man winter I plan to slightly tweak the courses once more. I am going to eliminate the east meadow/campground section from the 10 mile course and add on the extra loop that the 50k runners use . This will cut down on running on asphalt and add some really beautiful sections of the Chester Woods trails. There is another hill on that extra loop :-)
I am going to take out the campground section in the 50k but I'll have to leave some of the meadow to get 31 miles :-)
The 5k will stay exactly the same.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chester 50K Is Now Part Of The UMTR Ultra Series

  I'm happy to report that the Chester Woods 50K race is now a part of the Upper Midwest Trail Runner's Ultra Series. UMTR Ultra Series  If you join the UMTR you can participate in either the ultra series or the trail series. UMTR series races are high quality events located throughout the Midwest area of the U.S
 The Chester Woods 10 Mile Race is a UMTR Trail Series Race.
On-line registration for all Chester events is now available. On-Line Registration
Remember the fields are limited for the CW races so sign up early
Field Limits
50K-     100
10 Mile-200
5K-       200

It's cold outside now. Let your mind dream of silky smooth trails in a green lush forest. Sign up for a trail race today!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Another Record

David is in the blue top in the middle of the picture

I missed one on the previous post.
Bloomington's David Peterson gave the young guns all they could handle and ran a smoking fast 19:24 in the 5k.
Beating his own record from 2011 by 42 seconds. Excellent work David :-)

New Records

Despite tough conditions a few new records were set in the races.
Dallas Davidson beat his own record 5k time by 10 seconds lowering the 5k overall record to 18:20.

Zach Klein smashed his own record >19 age group record in the 10 mile race. He set the old record when he was 14 and now at the ripe old age of 17.beat his old time by 20 minutes. His new time is a very speedy 1:05:55

One of the classiest, nicest people I know is the new record holder in the female 5k ,50-55 age group with a time of 28:24. Masami Kita is pictured here with her husband Hirohito. Congratulations Masami !