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    2011 Trail Runner Trophy Series Winners Announced

    Carbondale, CO – It’s been an action-packed season and the 2011 Trail Runner Trophy Series presented by GORE-TEX has finally come to a close. The points have been tallied and runners are taking well-deserved breaks before hitting the trails for the 2012 Trail Runner Trophy Series again next spring. (Stay tuned for more information about next year’s series in the March 2012 issue of Trail Runner, which hits newsstands February 2.)

    Nearly 31,000 runners toed the line at 129 Trail Runner Trophy Series events across the United States and Canada, running a combined 587,972 miles—a distance greater than double the earth’s circumference!

    Due to incorrect submitted results, we have recalculated points for this year’s Trail Runner Trophy Series presented by GORE-TEX. The new standings are displayed below.

    (If you participated in the 2011 Trail Runner Trophy Series and think that your results might have been tabulated incorrectly, please visit our website and check our your results. Contact [email protected] by Monday, December 19 with corrections.)

    2011 Trail Runner Trophy Series Winners

    Mile Moguls (Male and female Trail Runner Trophy Series runners who ran the most miles throughout the series):

    • Keith Straw, 56, Malvern, PA, 677.4 miles
    • Maryka Hladki, 37, Newmarket, ON, 429.5 miles

    Trail Fiend (Male and female Trail Runner Trophy Series runners who ran the most races throughout the series):

    • Joe Alligood, Rockford, IL, 11 races
    • Liz Baumgardt, Rockford, IL, 16 races

    Non-Ultra Division (Races less than 26 miles)

    Male age-group winners

    10-19: David Hestor, 18, Duncannon, PA, 241.2 points
    Blake Davenport, 23, Murphysboro, IL, 277.4 points
    Mike Tickner, 38, Kitchener, ON, 247.4 points
    Jim Seeds, 42, Waterford, ON, 444.1 points
    50 plus:
    Bill Wheeler, 57, London, ON, 244.3 points

    Female age-group winners

    10-19: Felicia Peacock, 16, Cogan Station, PA, 188.8 points
    Hannah Williams, 28, Steamboat, CO, 162 points
    Meira Minard, 38, State College, PA, 188.8 points
    Heather Forster, 46, Everett, ON, 248.6 points
    50 plus:
    Melissa Behr, 57, Madison, WI, 137.8 points

    Ultra Division (races 26 miles and longer)

    Top Five Male

    1. Joshua Wopata, 31, Westfield, IN, 1115 points
    2. Dale Draaistra, 36, Brantford, ON, 826.9 points
    3. Ken Moon, 45, Lisle, ON, 800 points
    4. Jeff Ashizawa, 45, Waterloo, ON, 777.8 points
    5. Zach Gingerich, Aurora, IL, 700 points

    Top Five Female

    1. Iris Cooper, 52, Toronto, ON, 888.4 points
    2. Kinga Miklos, 36, Toronto, ON, 857 points
    3. Lisa Van Wolde, 37, Innisfil, ON, 678.6 points
    4. Laurie McGrath, 43, Baden, ON, 712.5 points
    5. Jennifer Brunet, 40, Harrington Park, NJ, 632.6 points

    Grand Prizes

    Grand prizes are awarded to the top “Trail Fiends,” the male and female runners who run the most Trophy Series races and to the “Mile Moguls,” the male and female runners who run the most Trophy Series race miles. Trail Fiends receive a spot at the 2012 Get Your Legs on Trail Running Week at Nipika Mountain Resort in the Canadian Rockies and the Mile Moguls earn entry into the 2012 Dreamchasers trail-running camp.

    Prize Packages

    A point-based scoring system divides winners from 129 trail races across the United States and Canada that take place between March and September 2011, into a Non-Marathon Division, with prize packages going to 10 age groups, and a Marathon-and-Longer Division, with prize packages for the top three male and female runners. Prize packages include items from Trophy Series sponsors: Lock Laces, Zombie Runner, Pro-Tec Athletics, Cho-Pat, 2XU, 2Toms, Amphipod, Kahtoola, Native Eyewear, Udo’s Oil, VESPA, Drymax and 10-Seconds.

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