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Monday, April 30, 2012

2012 Overall Results

Thank you to everyone who endured less than perfect conditions for the second annual Potato Creek Trail Runs.  I think 2012 will be remember as the "Sleet" year because as the race got underway the sky's opened up with freezing cold rain and sleet for the first 2 hours.  

Guess the Gap Winner:  James Kaminski of Michigan City.  James guessed with in 32 seconds the gap in time from the first half marathon  finisher and the first Ultra finisher.  It was a great guess as James was the second person on the list behind Larry Bigler.  James wins the Nike + tomtom powered GPS trainer. 
The numbers:  The Gap in time was 4:51:22.  Jame's guess was 4:50:50.  Nice job!

2012 Potato Creek Trail Runs


Overall Finish List

April 28, 2012



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Results by T&H Timing.

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Half Marathon

Place Name City Bib No Age Gender Age Group Total Time Pace

1 BRET PETE VALPARAISO IN 66 47 M 1 Top Fin 1:32:03.00 7:02/M

2 DAN GORBICS ELKHART IN 34 38 M 1 2-99 1:40:51.00 7:42/M

3 MARSHALL RANDALL 97 54 M 2 2-99 1:42:53.00 7:51/M

4 RANDY KOZEL GRANGER IN 46 33 M 3 2-99 1:49:36.00 8:22/M

5 PHIL SCRUGGS PLYMOUTH IN 78 38 M 4 2-99 1:50:15.00 8:25/M

6 LISA VIERGUTZ NILES MI 86 43 F 1 Top Fin 1:52:01.00 8:33/M

7 DEAN SCHMIDLAPP PLYMOUTH IN 76 52 M 5 2-99 1:56:06.00 8:52/M

8 LEONARD FISH BREMEN IN 27 42 M 6 2-99 1:57:09.00 8:57/M

9 TRACY NEMTUDA PORTER IN 62 39 F 1 2-99 1:57:16.00 8:57/M

10 ADAM SCHLEMMER GOSHEN IN 75 49 M 7 2-99 1:58:48.00 9:04/M

11 KRIST GEYER LAPORTE IN 32 30 M 8 2-99 2:00:24.00 9:11/M

12 JONATHAN ARROWSMITH SOUTH BEND IN 3 34 M 9 2-99 2:05:19.00 9:34/M

13 KEN LARSON CHESTERTON IN 50 53 M 10 2-99 2:07:41.00 9:45/M

14 RANDY BENDER OSCEOLA IN 9 51 M 11 2-99 2:09:27.00 9:53/M

15 BRUCE BRADLEY GRANGER IN 13 41 M 12 2-99 2:09:51.00 9:55/M

16 JIM CULHANE CROWN POINT IN 20 46 M 13 2-99 2:09:58.00 9:55/M

17 PAULA TURK ELKHART IN 84 54 F 2 2-99 2:10:49.00 9:59/M

18 NIC KLADIS 102 33 M 14 2-99 2:13:09.00 10:10/M

19 LARS RISHAUG 99 41 M 15 2-99 2:15:42.00 10:22/M

20 REV. JOHN PATRI RILEY, CSC SOUTH BEND IN 71 55 M 16 2-99 2:15:43.00 10:22/M

21 JAN SPALDING MISHAWAKA IN 80 48 F 3 2-99 2:16:10.00 10:24/M

22 JOE WARD CHESTERTON IN 89 50 M 17 2-99 2:16:12.00 10:24/M

23 ANDREA LEHR VALPARAISO IN 52 37 F 4 2-99 2:16:23.00 10:25/M

24 DAVE MAHAR DOWAGIAC MI 56 61 M 18 2-99 2:17:18.00 10:29/M

25 RYAN EDGECOMB COLUMBUS IN 23 38 M 19 2-99 2:17:23.00 10:29/M

26 RUSSELL HOCHSETLER SOUTH BEND IN 40 56 M 20 2-99 2:17:34.00 10:30/M

27 KREG GRUBER GRANGER IN 36 44 M 21 2-99 2:17:39.00 10:30/M

28 ANDREA BEALL NEW CARLISLE IN 7 42 F 5 2-99 2:18:59.00 10:37/M

29 ERIC BOSWELL CROWN POINT IN 12 33 M 22 2-99 2:21:40.00 10:49/M

30 EDWARD ERICKSON SOUTH BEND IN 25 61 M 23 2-99 2:23:27.00 10:57/M

31 THOR THORDARSON 98 48 M 24 2-99 2:23:51.00 10:59/M

32 DERRICK WALKER ELKHART IN 88 26 M 25 2-99 2:24:58.00 11:04/M

33 HOLLY MUMAW SOUTH BEND IN 60 35 F 6 2-99 2:28:16.00 11:19/M

34 TRISH TAYLOR MICHIGAN CITY IN 82 34 F 7 2-99 2:31:55.00 11:36/M

35 ALECIA LOTYSZ CHICAGO IL 54 26 F 8 2-99 2:32:22.00 11:38/M

36 DEBORAH RADECKI SOUTH BEND IN 67 55 F 9 2-99 2:32:46.00 11:40/M

37 KENNETH BARTELS GRANGER IN 6 27 M 26 2-99 2:34:13.00 11:46/M

38 JIM RAYMOND HIGHLAND IN 69 63 M 27 2-99 2:39:05.00 12:09/M

39 AARON POLLOCK 94 36 M 28 2-99 2:47:57.00 12:49/M

40 EILEEN VARGA 101 28 F 10 2-99 2:49:22.00 12:56/M

41 MATTHEW BROCK SOUTH BEND 14 31 M 29 2-99 2:50:42.00 13:02/M

42 RAY JUESTEL VALPARAISO IN 41 45 M 30 2-99 2:54:13.00 13:18/M

43 MATT TAYLOR LOWELL IN 83 45 M 31 2-99 2:56:46.00 13:30/M

44 LARRY BIGLER HAMLET IN 10 66 M 32 2-99 2:56:51.00 13:30/M

45 JAMES KAMINSKI MICHIGAN CITY IN 42 72 M 33 2-99 2:56:52.00 13:30/M

46 MICHAEL GAINEY ANGOLA IN 30 60 M 34 2-99 2:58:56.00 13:40/M

47 PAUL BECKWITH 100 56 M 35 2-99 2:58:57.00 13:40/M

48 RANDY GORDON LAKE STATION IN 35 43 M 36 2-99 3:05:23.00 14:09/M

49 LORI VIRGIL GRANGER IN 87 53 F 11 2-99 3:08:04.00 14:21/M

50 JANE FULLER HOBART IN 29 65 F 12 2-99 3:13:11.00 14:45/M

51 CHERYL LYONS VALPARAISO IN 55 43 F 13 2-99 3:17:13.00 15:03/M

52 SAM SCHWEIZER SOUTH BEND IN 77 63 M 37 2-99 3:35:52.00 16:29/M

53 AMY FEWELL SOUTH BEND IN 26 44 F 14 2-99 3:36:05.00 16:30/M

54 KAREN ALKEMA SOUTH BEND IN 2 35 F 15 2-99 3:36:05.00 16:30/M

55 JUNE CROUSE LA PORTE IN 18 66 F 16 2-99 3:47:17.00 17:21/M

56 KATE PAUL 95 41 F 17 2-99 3:56:41.00 18:04/M

57 SARA JESSUP 96 42 F 18 2-99 3:56:42.00 18:04/M

58 DELORIS RHODES ELKHART IN 70 60 F 19 2-99 4:11:47.00 19:13/M

59 SHIRLEY HAMILTON WALKERTON IN 37 63 F 20 2-99 4:11:48.00 19:13/M



Marathon

Place Name City Bib No Age Gender Age Group Total Time Pace

1 JAKE GILLETTE GOSHEN IN 33 25 M 1 2-99 3:41:54.00 8:28/M

2 JOSHUA BAKER BROWNSBURG IN 5 29 M 3 2-99 4:21:46.00 9:59/M

3 RON BOCIAN CHESTERON IN 11 52 M 4 2-99 4:22:08.00 10:00/M

4 KIRK VANOOTEGHEM YORKTOWN IN 85 40 M 5 2-99 4:37:18.00 10:35/M

5 JOHN STEWART COLUMBUS IN 81 0 M 1 0- 1 4:37:20.00 10:35/M

6 KARRIE SCHEUB SCHERERVILLE IN 74 36 F 1 2-99 4:53:59.00 11:13/M

7 JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN CHESTERON IN 15 56 M 6 2-99 4:58:21.00 11:23/M

8 JESSIE HARDY SOUTH BEND IN 38 25 F 2 2-99 6:09:26.00 14:06/M

9 STEVEN SANCHEZ PORTAGE IN 72 47 M 7 2-99 6:09:26.00 14:06/M

10 PAUL CHERRY BURNS HARBOR IN 16 61 M 8 2-99 6:15:41.00 14:20/M



60K Ultra

Place Name City Bib No Age Gender Age Group Total Time Pace

1 MARK LINN GOSHEN IN 53 47 M 1 2-99 6:23:25.00 10:18/M

2 RACHEL KASER NORTH LIBERTY IN 43 34 F 1 2-99 6:26:01.00 10:23/M

3 BENJAMIN LAUER INDIANAPOLIS IN 51 26 M 2 2-99 6:53:23.00 11:07/M

4 DANIEL CROUSE SHEBOYGAN FALLS 19 35 M 3 2-99 7:12:10.00 11:37/M

5 IDAHO BILL KULWICKI SOUTH BEND IN 49 53 M 4 2-99 7:16:34.00 11:44/M

6 KAREN ERBA WINONA LAKE IN 24 42 F 2 2-99 7:25:42.00 11:59/M

7 WILL NOONAN NEW YORK NY 64 42 M 5 2-99 7:28:31.00 12:03/M

8 ANDY MCGRAIL GRANGER IN 57 51 M 6 2-99 7:32:01.00 12:09/M

9 RUSS MESSMANN INDIANAPOLIS IN 58 30 M 7 2-99 7:48:18.00 12:35/M

10 STEVE KULWICKI MISHAWAKA IN 48 31 M 8 2-99 7:53:55.00 12:44/M

11 CHAD KOHORST CHICAGO IL 45 31 M 9 2-99 7:54:49.00 12:46/M

12 RYAN BEALL NEW CARLISLE IN 8 43 M 10 2-99 8:49:07.00 14:13/M

13 ANDREW HARDY SOUTH BEND IN 39 26 M 11 2-99 9:25:47.00 15:13/M



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Special Thanks to our few sponsors who were kind enough to donate of their own personal time, as well financially to make this race possible.

Metro Run Walk 574-257-7867  http://www.michianarunning.com/

Crossfit South Bend:  http://www.crossfitsouthbend.com/

The Fit Club:  http://www.the-fit-club.com/






Monday, April 23, 2012

Packet Pick Up.

Hello Runners! This years Potato Creek Trail Runs are bigger and better than ever. The course is listed above at Garmin Connect. This email contains important race info regarding packet pick up, the park location, camping,and race day instructions.




PACKET PICKUP: Packet pickup this year will take place at Metro Run and Walk on Friday 27th from 10AM-7PM EST. Runners can also pick up their race packet the morning of the race at 7AM on the 28th. Metro Run and Walk can be found at 3522 N. Grape rd.. Mishawaka In. 46545 574-257-7867 www.michianarunning.com.



Potato Creek State Park: Is located in the Eastern time zone. The address is 25601 state road 4, North Liberty Indiana, 46554. The park is 3,840 acres. Camping is available. Last year the park charged us a 2 day minimum for camping. Reservations for camping can be made via telephone 1-866-622-6746 or made online at www.CAMP.IN.gov . Calls can be made from noon til 4PM M-F. Noon til 3PM Sat-Sun. Reservations made online can be made 24/7 365 days a year.



Race Day Instructions: The race will begin promptly at 8 AM EST. The start/finish area is the Orchard Shores East picnic area. In the event of overflow parking, please use the large parking lot located a few hundred meters up the hill at the Nature Center. There should be ample parking in these two lots. Please do not Park on the grass this year. We will have a mandatory meeting at 7:45AM to go over the course and address any concerns you may have. Bathrooms are located at the Orchard Shores picnic area (vault toilets) and flush toilets and running water are just up the hill at the Nature Center.

Drop downs in events will be allowed this year. If at anytime you need to drop down to the next event you may do so; but, you must announce your intentions to the nearest A/S captain. Your finisher award will show the corrected distance.

The course has three aid stations. Horseman's a/s is 3.67 miles from the start. The Nature Center a/s is located 2.18 miles away with 5.85 total miles. The next a/s is Peppermint road. It is the driveway to the property managers house. It is 3.17 miles away from the Nature Center and 9.02 miles into the course. The final a/s is back to the Nature Center which is 3.87 miles away and 12.89 total miles. The finish is located .17 miles to the west at Orchard shores.



MARATHON RUNNERS: Please check in at each A/S on your final loop.



ULTRA RUNNERS: We will have a area for drop bags at the Nature Center. This is about the center of the course and easily accessed. Pacers will be allowed for the final loop. Pacers must not carry water or supplies for their runner. During the final loop ultra runners and marathoners must check in at each aid station. The course is closed after 6PM. We will have a/s cut offs for this years ultra event. Runners must leave the Horseman's a/s by 3:45PM, outbound Nature Center by 4:15, Peppermint A/S by 5 PM.

Basically runners must maintain a 15 minute mile when leaving Horseman's a/s at 3:45 PM.

I am not in the business of forcing people to drop and every effort will be made to accommodate the runners.



If you have any questions or concerns please give me a call or email.

See you all at the race!

Senator Brett 574-596-3860

senatorb9@gmail.com

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Potato Creek trail runs 2012 by senatorb9 at Garmin Connect - Details

Potato Creek trail runs 2012 by senatorb9 at Garmin Connect - Details

Breakdown:

Horseman's aid station 3.67 miles
Nature Center aid station 2.18- 5.85
Peppermint road aid station 3.17- 9.02
Nature Center aid station 3.87- 12.89
Orchard Shores Finish .17- 13.06

Friday, April 20, 2012

Deadlines, Emails, and Giveaways

Ok people, the deadline for an engraved finisher medal is this Monday at 5PM EST.  So if you are on the fence about this race just know that after Monday the 23rd we will only take race entries for the 1/2 marathon.  Also, any entries for the half after this date will have a blank medal with out your name on them.  I've gotta draw the line somewhere, and that somewhere is this coming Monday. 

Tomorrow after all my kids soccer activities are finished I will be out at the park re-running, and certifying the course.  Making absolutely sure of the distances, and the locations of each aid station.  The course is 98% ( give or take) complete.  Please know that once this is established for 100% I will be sending out a email to all entrants with the course info, park info, and info for packet pick up with exception to D. Schmidlapp from Plymouth Indiana who didn't put his email address on his mail in entry. :-) I guess I will call him.

We will once again offer the "GUESS THE GAP" contest during the race this year.  This is a contest where you the runners have to write out the amount of elapsed time between the first half marathon finisher to the first ultra finisher.  Last year was a close one with 12 seconds separating  the correct guess from the second closest guess.   Last year we gave away a TIMEX IRONMAN Global Trainer and HR monitor. Fully wired, with GPS and all the latest goodies.  Our sponsor Metro Run and Walk was good enough to donate it as well as a bunch of other stuff last year.  Metro Run and Walk is located at 3522N. Grape Rd.  574-257-7867.   If you guys see Dave ( tall handsome older guy) walking around at the race be sure to thank him for his support.  

As always if you guys need to reach me for questions, or just want to vent about the upcoming presidential race give me a call on my cell phone, or email me.

Respect,
Senator Brett
574-596-3860
sentorb9@gmail.com

Monday, April 16, 2012

Important info

Hello Runners!




I hope your training for this years run has gone smoothly and you are injury free for this years PC Trail Runs. We are hoping for ideal weather conditions, as the field for the race this year will be bigger than last year. The Tech shirts are in as well the finisher medals have been ordered. You will be able to have your name engraved onto the finisher medal as long as you are signed up by April 23rd. After that date you will still get the medal for the correct distance you were able to finish; it will not however, have your name engraved onto it.
DROP DOWNS: if during the course of running the event you feel it necessary to drop down to a shorter distance you may do so. Please announce your intentions at one of the three Aid Stations where the Aid Station captain will make note of it. Your finisher medal will not have your name engraved should you choose to drop down in distance.

Aid Stations: Are located no greater than 3.5 miles apart from each other. This year the A/S will have the mileage clearly marked at each. Also, in the final loop of the marathon, and the Ultra - runners must check in at each A/S. This is an effort to prevent any accidental course wanderings, and allows us to closer track the runners while out on the course.

During the final loop of the ultra distance the runners will be directed to make a cut in the course making the total distance close to 38 miles VS the 40 if they were to run a full three loops.

Garmin based maps will be up showing the cut for the final loop by the weekend.

The gates to the park will be open at 7 AM.  Camping will be available.

Thanks for supporting local trail running events!

If you have questions, or need to speak to me feel free to call me at my cell 596-3860, or you can email me at senatorb9@gmail.com





Respect,

Brett

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Shirts are in!

OK so I just got word that the shirts are in!  I'll get a picture up here ASAP! 

Exciting stuff going on behind the scenes.  Dave at Metro Run and Walk ( for all your running needs!) has helped the race again this year with getting the shirts ordered and printed.  I'll stop by his store tomorrow and take a quick pic of the shirt and post it up here.   Rest assured whatever the color the shirts are they  WILL match Bill K's tights this year.  :-)