Friday, April 29, 2011

Dirty Magazines

Once again we will be providing dirty magazines for Chester Woods runners to read. There will be complimentary issues of Trail Runner magazines available at the registration table. And the male and female winners of the 10 mile race will get a free subscription for a year!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chester Woods 2010

Here is a easy link to 2010 photos from the Chester Woods Trail Run.
Just click on the picture :-)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

50k Route

The 50k race will start on the east side of the picnic area near the beach house. 50kers will want to park their cars in front of the beach house as you will run by there at 12 miles and 21.5 miles.
The runners will make a loop around the road in front of the picnic shelters and procede on to the east meadow loop. After about 2 miles you will run through the campground and on to the Chester Lake trail. Follow the Chester lake trail by the beach house, 2.38 miles and out near the park entrance. From hear you will run through the horse trailer parking area on to a minimum maintenance road. At about 4 miles you will turn in to a nice wooded trail that takes you out to a ridge overlooking the Chester Woods valley. At 4.54 miles you will hit the second aid station and continue along the ridge trail. At about 5 miles you will run down a wonderful long gradual hill for .75 miles then you will cross Bear Creek and run alon the edge of the west meadow to aid station three at about 6 miles. The 50k will run on the 10 mile route until mile 7 where you will take a right and do a 1.79 mile loop on the zieman trail on the far south end of the park. This is a beautiful trail running through Aspen groves and hardwood forests with one killer hill in the middle :-) After completing the loops you will arrive back at aid station three, which is now aid station four about 9 miles. You will continue on the old ten mile course through some sand, More hardwood trees, across the creek and up that big dam hill where you will find aid station five 10.5 mile. From the top of the dam overlook you will run along the lake back to the beach house, now aid station 6. At the beach house there are flush toilets, you can grab something out of your car etc... before you start your next loop. Loops two and three do not include the east meadow and campground. Just run down the road and back through the horse trailer parking area to get back on the course. At the end of the third loop run up the hill to picnic shelter # 5 to the finish line. We will have a sign pointing to the finish area.
Check out the links on the right side of the blog for maps and pictures. I would like for 50k runners to attend a short meeting at the Chester Woods fishing area on Friday June 3rd at 6:00PM I will hand out bibs and explain the transition through the picnic area. If you can't make it I'll do a very short version Saturday at 5:45AM.

Now We're Cook'n

A huge THANKS goes out to all runners that register early. It makes race planning easier and mostly it motivates me to make sure everything is going to be set up early for race day. I've made several trips out over the course checking milage between water stops for the new 50k and just seeing what the trails look like. The park staff has added crushed asphalt and new wood chips in several spots on the trails so the course should be real nice come race day.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

5 Year Anniversary

2011 marks 5 years of the Chester Woods Trail Run. I poured over all the results over the last 4 years and came up with 8 people that have ran every year. Here's what I came up with. Jim Hannon, Patrick Steward, Matt Lindaman, Laura Lenz, Dan Valentine, Lin Gentling,Tyrel Clark and Justin Murray If there is someone I missed please let me know.

Monday, April 11, 2011

50k Loop number one

Here is a map of the 50k's first loop. For the next two loops you will run directly out to the horse trailer parking area to get back on to the course, skipping the east meadow and campground. Loop one is 12 miles and the next two are 9.5 miles Under map options select "satilite view"

Monday, April 4, 2011

Welcome Mayo Classmates

It looks like a Mayo High School alumni bunch is going to be running in the 5k and 10 mile races. Wow! Think of all those times when we would share some beers at various locations around Rochester. We'll do it again, only after earning it by running or walking a race. I can't wait to see you all on June 4th. GO SPARTANS !!!