Triennial Finger Lakes Trail Relay VIII - 2002

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Triennial VIII was successfully run on Saturday 04-May-2002. Conditions were perfect: temperatures about 10deg. C at the start, rising to 18deg. C during the day, very light warm winds, gorgeous blue sky, relative humidity of about 50% at the start, falling to 25% during the day. The trail was nice and muddy from rains earlier in the week. The bright sun on the trees made the white blazes a bit difficult to see... as intended!  

Results

Points per stage

Points per half

Overall

Team

E1

E2

E3

W1

W2

W3

E

W

1. Aatrocious

3

4

4

10

7

9

11

26

37

2. Air Guys & Masters w/o Tights

2

7

8

8

8

8

17

24

41

3. Arbalzar Harriers

16

5

3

9

2

2

24

13

37

4. Bestial High Finger MudderFloppers

6

2

7

3

1

4

15

8

23

5. Bottom Feeders

9

14.5

12

6

14

12

35.5

32

67.5

6. Bubbles

14

10.5

13

15.5

13

99

37.5

127.5

165

7. Coolaramajamas

4

10.5

16

12

5

1

30.5

18

48.5

8. Green Goons of High Noon

1

16

2

2

11

5

19

18

37

9. Le Coq (tres) Sportif

5

1

14

1

3

7

20

11

31

10. MABLIMFNIP

10

6

11

11

9

6

27

26

53

11. Mad Dogs & an Englishman

11

3

1

4

12

3

15

19

34

12. Mighty Isis

13

14.5

15

13

16

14

42.5

43

85.5

13. Mud Loviní Mamas

12

8

9

7

4

10

29

21

50

14. Team Snugglebunny

15

13

10

14

15

13

38

42

80

15. The Raw Stubs

8

9

6

5

6

11

23

22

45

16. Traildogs

7

12

5

15.5

10

15

24

40.5

64.5

Team

Points

Place

Bestial High Finger MudderFloppers

23

1

Le Coq (tres) Sportif

31

2

Mad Dogs & an Englishman

34

3

Aatrocious

37

4

Arbalzar Harriers

37

5

Green Goons of High Noon

37

6

Air Guys & Masters w/o Tights

41

7

The Raw Stubs

45

8

Coolaramajamas

48.5

9

Mud Loviní Mamas

50

10

MABLIMFNIP

53

11

Traildogs

64.5

12

Bottom Feeders

67.5

13

Team Snugglebunny

80

14

Mighty Isis

85.5

15

Bubbles

165

16

Here are the detailed results as PDF files: stages and overall.
 

Awards

Catherine the Great
Tom Powers: 8 minute win on the mountain stage W2
Mike Selig: 9 minute win on E3
Earl Steinbrecher Jr.: 7 minute win on W3
It's difficult to decide between these, but I give the nod to Powers because of the difficulty of his stage.
Christopher Columbus
Andrew Ryder, E2
Spike Lee "Do the Right Thing"
Dennis van Kerkhoeve, E2
Most Eager Virgin
Katie Stettler, W2
Most Eager Virgins
Kelly and Jody Sanderson, E2
AARP Distinguished Service Awards
Joe Dabes
John McMurray
Post-race suggestions are welcome! e-mail the race coordinator.
 

Recollections

I'm waiting...
 

Photos


 

Of historical interest

Here is the Information Sheet and Entry form as a downloadable PDF file, and the Instructions to Captains as a PDF file or as an web page. Here are the age and gender handicaps.

Here are the terms of engagement in a nutshell:

  1. Teams of six runners; categories include open, female, male, mixed, atrocious, bestial, crazed, and undecided.
  2. On Saturday 04th May we ran three stages west to east, from Watkins Glen to Upper Buttermilk State Park, Ithaca; and three stages east to west, from Route 38 (between Harford and Dryden) to Upper Buttermilk State Park, Ithaca. This is the golden spike method.
  3. This is the entire trail as described in Maps M-15 through M-18 available from the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, and the spur trail from Lick Brook to Upper Buttermilk.
  4. Cross-country scoring system, six stages total, age and gender handicap start following the Virgil Mountain Half-Marathon guidelines. Older / female runners will start before the official start time, with an advantage depending on age and gender. Theoretically, everyone should have finished together on each leg ("simultaneous orgasm"), and especially at the finish, but as in other aspects of life, the ideal was rarely approximated, let alone achieved.

Don't forget our qualifying standards. Any of the following qualify you:

  1. Completion of any previous Triennial;
  2. Pre-run the section of the trail you will run on race day (provide date) -- sign the trail register!
  3. Completion of any FLRC 20k or longer trail race since Triennial VII (1999);
  4. Completion of trail races of comparable difficulty (only for non-local runners), please provide details.

In addition we require that you have a sense of humour and that you firmly believe that anything that happens to you, good or bad, is either your doing or your karma, but not ours!.  

Teams

Teams:
  1. Atrocious: captain Dump Truck
  2. Coolaramajamas: captain Earl Steinbrecher Jr.
  3. MABLIMFNIP (!! don't ask !!): captain Skull
  4. Bottom Feeders: captain Tim Patronski
  5. Air Guys, a.k.a. Masters w/o Tights: captain Paul Beckwith
  6. Arbalzar Harriers: captain Dennis van Kerkhove (Rochester, NY)
  7. Team Snugglebunny: captain Andrew Ryder
  8. Green Goons of High Noon: captain Chris Mansfield
  9. Bestial High Finger MudderFloppers: captain Joe Dabes
  10. The Raw Stubs: captain Ron Knewstub
  11. Mud Lovin' Mamas: captain Linda Grossman
  12. Traildogs: captain John Zevan
  13. Le Coq (tres) Sportif: Alan Evans
  14. Mighty Isis: captain Tessa Bauer DuMont
  15. Mad Dogs and Englishmen: captain Jim Miner
  16. Bubbles (Tribute to a Fish): captain Harold Schultz
 

Stages

Note: see Instructions to Captains for details.

West to East stages

Stage W-1 (Satterly Hill): Start around 0800 from the lower entrance to Watkins Glen State Park (NY14) to the entrance to wildlife sanctuary, Texas Hollow Rd., near Bennettsburg. 14.3 miles mostly uphill, including Excelsior Glen, Satterly, Burnt, and South hills. About 4 miles on (mostly dirt) roads.

Stage W-2 (Texas Hollow - Connecticut Hill): Start around 1045 from Texas Hollow Rd. to Connecticut Hill radio tower. 15.8 miles including climbs out of Texas Hollow and Cayuta Outlet. For the real Mountain (Wo)man!

Stage W-3 (Connecticut Hill - Treman Park -- Lick Brook): Start around 1400 from Connecticut Hill radio tower to the Golden Spike. 14.4 miles mostly downhill, except final ascent of Lick Brook.

East to West stages

Stage E-1 (Hammond Hill). Start around 0800 from NY38 at Star Stanton Road, between Harford & Dryden to Old 76 Road, town of Caroline. 13.6 miles across the grain including Hammond Hill, Robinson Hollow, and Potato Hill.

Stage E-2 (Shindagin Hollow): Start around 1045, from Old 76 Road at McGrath Road, town of Caroline, to Travor Road, Town of Danby. 13.7 miles across the grain, including climbs out of Old 76, Shindagin Hollow, Wilseyville valley, and Danby valley. "The valleys of fear".

Stage E-3 (South Danby / Michigan Hollow): Start around 1345 from Travor Road, Town of Danby to the Golden Spike. 15.5 miles across the grain, including climb out of Michigan Hollow, long downhill to finish. About 2.5 miles on dirt roads.


Author: Dump Truck, cyrus621 (at) telfort.nl

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