As the Race Director, Thank You for your patience in our delayed opening this year. I was strongly considering career relocation options over the past 6 months and wasn't sure I would have the opportunity or privilege to RD 2015 GLER and held off on opening registration until those issues were resolved.
We anticipate that our GLER Team will hold another highly competitive and enjoyable set of trail ultra-marathons again late this August.
Green Lakes Endurance Races
100 km & 50 km trail races
Saturday August 6 BOTH RACES START AT 0600AM
Affiliated with the Road Runners Club of America
The 100-km race was designated as the RRCA New York State Ultra Championship. The top three in the 100-km Open Division and the top finisher in the 100-km age divisions received RRCA Championship plaques. Both the 100-km and the 50-km race were very competitive. The top three in the 50-km Open Division and the top finisher in the 50-km age divisions received custom GLER Medallions.
The 2010 races started out with 57F temperatures. That changed quickly. By 10:00 a.m. it was 73F, by noon it was 81F, and by 4:00 p.m. the 100-km runners still on the course were facing 85F. The Serengeti had plenty of sun for the runners as well. Despite the warm temperatures, seven course records were broken.
Below is a summary of results and links to archives of the results, webcast, run report and photos.
An Archive of 2010 and other GLER years will always be available at http://runrace.net using the "Find a Race" and "Run Reports" buttons.
Click here for the Run Report and view 494 photos from the 2010 races.
2010 RRCA New York State
Male Ultra Champion
2010 RRCA New York State
Female Ultra Champion
Joshua and Elizabeth finished 1st and 7th overall in the 41 runner 100-km field.
Joshua Finger, 37, Spring City PA 9:02:12
Elizabeth Mainiero, 49, Southbury CT 10:38:18 (course record)
Elizabeth Mainiero established a new women's course record of 10:38:18. The prior record was run by another Elizabeth. Elizabeth Carrion ran 11:17:17 in 2008. Mainiero led her race from the start. Joshua Finger had the company of Matt Wilson for a couple laps, and then Joshua was alone in first place by 37.5 km. His eventual victory in 9:02:12 was with a margin of 48 minutes and would have been the course record if Brazilian ultrarunner Valmir Nunes hadn’t paid a visit in 2008 when he ran an 8:22:31.
Both Ryan and Szuszanna are very familiar with the course having raced here before. They both had great races.
Randy's 3rd GLER 100-km, each year finishing in the top three and each year bettering his time. Shannon, a collegiate diving coach, must be spending some time away from the pool. She also knows how to run and does it well.
These Ultrarunning Matters club members showed off their team colors on their way to their master wins.
Paul was the fifth man under 10 hours. Only 7 minutes seperated 2nd Place overall from Paul's 5th Place overall. Paul also received the "Even Pace Award." Only 4:17 seperated his slowest 12.5-km lap from his fastest! No women were entered in the Grandmaster division.
Both 2nd Place finishers in 2009, Brian and Amy ran even faster times in 2010 to become the 50-km Champions. Brian and Amy finished 1st and 9th overall in the 105 runner 50-km field.
Steven, 22 years old, ran a patient and well paced race of an experienced ultramarathoner. His last 12.5-km lap was the fastest 50-km last lap of the day, earning him the "Fastest Lap Award" with a 55:00. Here Jimena Barrera smiles, though it may be a grimace as she races to a finish that had only 27 seconds separating the top three women.
Jeff Nelson, 45, Titusville PA
3:45:58 (40-49 course record)
Shannon McHale, 40, Marietta NY
4:20:56 (40-49 course record)
Master runners Jeff and Shannon earned themselves a top three position in the Open Division! Jeff made sure the men's race wasn't a tactical one, pushing the pace from the start to be the first runner through 12.5-km. Similarly, Shannon pushed the pace through 37.5-km. Shannon just barely slipped from 1st position as Jimena and Amy ran strong final laps.
Frank and Susan are good examples of the race field. Frank living a mile or so from the park, and Susan traveling from Maryland. The participants came from near and far. Twelve Maryland runners made the trip for GLER 2010.
Ed Housel, 51, Rochester NY
4:00:43 (50-59 course record)
Nancy Kleinrock, 50, Trumansburg NY
4:32:57 (50+ course record)
It's a no brainer, Ed Housel's and Nancy Kleinrock's races were amazing! Age-graded formulas not needed.
Pat's steady pace is what seperated him from the other Senior Grandmasters. No women participated in the Senior Grandmaster Division.
Steven Jackson, 22, Victor NY - Steven ran his last lap in 55:00!
Paul Chenery, 53, Toronto ON - Paul's difference from his 2nd and 8th laps was only 4:17, a new record for this award!
William Bergeron, 32, Nantucket MA - William pushed through 4 hr & 30 min on a tough last 25-km. William finished!
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