Sunday, October 9, 2011

New River Trail 50k 10/08/11: Preliminary results

It was a very life-filled day on the banks of the New River yesterday for the 4th running of New River Trail 50k.

John Batchelor, 36 was the overall male with a time of 3:42:30, followed by David Honea, 42, 3:46:10, and Nick Whithead, 33, 3:46:37. The female champion was Laura McClean, 43, 4:16:49, followed by Lydia O'dell, 42, 4:23:44 and Kara Lemon, 32, 4:25:20.

 Preliminary results are posted below. I invite folks to send stories and photos (if you think you have one that might be suitable for publication in UltraRunning, please send a high quality file). I will be working on race report, blog post,  and completing results this week.

Thank you to all runners, volunteers, community of Fries,  VA State Parks staff, and to The Great Mystery for the awesome weather and beautiful river. Much more to follow.


Joel said...


Thank you, thank you, thank you, for devoting your time and energy toward this truly special event. I can't imagine that running gets any better than this!

I've posted up my story on my blog,
which is here. I'll see if we have any good pictures for you as well!


Triple F said...

Congratulations to John Batchelor! That is one heck of a first ultra!!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I wish I would have known abou this one. Looks like a great event. Looking forward to your report.

Lauren Wilkins said...

I loved this race and hope to be back again next year. We couldn't have asked for better weather or a more beautiful setting! Thank you for putting on a wonderful event!

dad2brooke said...

Awesome event. Great weather. My first Ultra but not my last. Looking forward to next year.
Ralph Gibbs

Enithie said...


I enjoyed another great run! I hope to join you again next year!