Winter 50K, 20-Mile, 10-Mile Trail Race
Year's worth of race reports and photos.
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2013 Photos by Dick Ross
Paid for by your Race Director
2013 Photos (all on the course)
by Tyson Hofsommer
Paid for by your Race Director
2013 Video of 10-Mile Race Start
Running across "Goose Flats"
on the way to the trail.
by Sam Hull
2013 Video of Entire Course
Thanks to Sam DeMaranville
2013 Race Reports:
race reports or links to reports to: email@example.com
April Calaway (50K, Fem. Winner)
Scott Gall (50K, Male Winner, Course Record, First Sub-4-hour)
Brian Wandzilak (50K, 3rd Pl)
Ben Keefe & Charlotte the Dog (50K Dog record-setter)
Danny Loental (50K)
Troy P. (50K)
Thomas Grounley (50K)
Jeff Thompson (20-Mile)
Danny Miller (20-Mile)
Sheri Bevis & Lucy Dog (20-Mile)
Chris Thomas (20-Mile)
Alex Beecher (10-Mile)
Lettie Caldwell (1st Pl Fem 10-Mile)
Joni B (10-Mile)
Tessa (10-Mile & first trail race)
Zeke the Dog (10-Mile)
50+ Age Group: 4-Hour, 5-Hour, & 6-Hour Club
Compiled by Dean Russell
2012 Race Reports:
Alex Beecher (50K)
Kaci Lickteig (50K Winner, and course record)
Eric Buckley (50K sub-5-hour finisher)
Chris Wristen (50K)
Chris Boyack, Littleton, CO (50K)
Jay Mooney (50K)
Julie Berg (50K)
April G. (50K, 3rd Overall Female)
Matthew Perkins (20-miles by default)
Dashaun Carter (10-mile)
The Brainerds (10-mile)
Team Garmin Runners
Lee West (10-mile)
2012 Race Director's Report
Race Director's "race assessment" of the 8th Annual Psycho Wyco Run Toto
Well, having a very dry and runnable course made for some fast times at Run Toto Run.
I wrote a lot of checks, yesterday, for the 50K Mud Stud Challenge. We had twelve sub-five-hour 50K finishes,
led by Jeremy Duncan (Colorado), who works for TrailRunner magazine. His 4:21:12
finish was the third-fastest in the race's history. Two Emporia State (Kansas)
runners hit the first loop of the 50K hard, with a split that could have garnered first
and 2nd place in the ten-mile race. William Hohmeier and Ryan Hahn ran most of the race together, and finished
2nd and third, in rapid succession.
The big story yesterday:
Kaci Lickteig (25), of Omaha, Nebraska blew away the 50K female course record with an incredible finish
time of 4:46:19! She is the only sub-five-hour female finisher (so far), in the eight
year history of this race. She had almost perfect loop splits: 1:34:00, 1:35:52,
1:36:27. To add to the scope of this accomplishment, this was Kaci's first trail race,
and her first ultra-distance event. Maybe the next "Ann Trason" will be from Omaha!
Trail Nerd, Mindy Coolman of Independence, Missouri took 2nd place female in the 50K, and had a great sub-six-hour
time of 5:38, good enough for a third best all-time result! Imagine this: Mindy is in great
company, with Kaci and world ultra great, Jamie Donaldson! She is definitely a TRUE
Not withstanding Tina Long (a non-human), our third-place 50K (definitely human) female finisher was April Gochenour,
of Derby, Kansas. She is in the record books as being one of the few sub-six-hour
In the 20-mile race, Brandon Hidaka of Westwood, Kansas hit his stride with a winning
time of 2:54:09. He was followed by Joe Fox, owner of Cycle City in Parkville, Missouri, and Lee Dixon, of KCMO.
Sanya Lenahan of Springfield, Missouri was first female, followed by First Master's
and 2nd-place overall, Suzie Scheer, who's run in a lot of Trail Nerd races, over the
years. Megan Brown of Parkville, Missouri rounded-out the top three.
The 10-mile race had a stellar top finisher in Matt
Hill, of Boulder, Colorado. He had a world-class time (on this course) of 1:13:30.
Alex Rock of Chicago, Illinois secured 2nd place, while local runner Scott McVey of Lawrence,
Kansas took third. Kate Woodward drove over from Columbia, Missouri to crush the female
10-mile competition. Amanda Stafford and Hilda Audard Ottir-Goulay finished 2nd and third with very respectable
There are many other stories associated with this event. I am very proud
of the runners and the volunteers that braved the initially harsh conditions to participate. Thank you for a great
Ben Holmes and the Trail Nerds
Results by RaceDay Timing
2011 Race Reports
On race day, we had over 500 participants registered for the 2010 event,
with 23 states represented! Over 140 were registered in the 50K, alone.
Dick Ross' photos (seekcrun.com):
Kristi & Rick Mayo's photos
Photos by Kyle Gerstner
Dick Ross' Slideshow
2009 Race Photos
Race Special Thanks:
Special thanks to all of our
wonderful volunteers, and our main sponsors Dynamic Earth and Providence Medical Center. Thanks to Noodles & Company for the meal money (to the Nerds), and Dynamic Earth for helping to set this up. And Wyandotte County Lake Park
Deputy Director and all of the helpful staff and rangers. KC Multisport stepped up to the plate and provided an additional
"staffed" aid station that was much appreciated by the runners. A Golite rep was there too, and gave away
some nice schwag with Dynamic Earth's excellent offerings. And special thanks to Ultimate Direction, who donated water bottles for folks that forgot theirs. Once again, James Barker made some fantastic soup...chicken
noodle and lentil. The Amos Family aid station had fantastic cookies and quesadillas. Cowboy Bob Bundschuh set
up the Wyco Triangle Aid station, and had some excellent staffing: Pat Perry, Mel Baldridge, Coleen Voeks, Chrisie Craig and
others. Vicki made her signature black bean soup, and had some great help from Scott, Terri Burlingame, Cheri Sutton,
and others. Debbie Webster and Julie Toft were interloper helpers that went everywhere. Shane and Brandy Jones
helped here, there and everywhere. Thanks to Raul and Jeremy for their endurance timing, and to Nancy for letting me
have Raul for all of Valentine's Day. And my son Matt Holmes, who endured and relished 2-1/2 days of hard
work, helping his Old Man. There were many others that I haven't mentioned that worked in the "invisible background"
of this race. Including the course-marking crew, and the folks that are (and will be) de-marking the course. Yes,
the work goes on and on.
Thanks to everybody for a job
2008 Event Race Reports From Participants:
We also had some very good comments, including:
"I really appreciate your race and all that goes in to managing it. I am especially impressed with how
the back of the packers are treated. This was my 268th ultra or marathon and I rank your race as #1 for all aspects
of race spirit and organization. Thank you."
- Les Martisko Ph.D.
The 2008 Psycho WyCo Run Toto Run and Psychopathic 5K is now history. We set a couple of records, this year. We had an attendance record, with over 400 showing
up on race day to run. And we had our 50K course record shattered by 26-year old Matthew Laye from Columbia, Missouri,
in a time of 4:19:42 !
Not bad, even for this "flatter
than a pancake" Kansas course, with the "perpetually perfect" course and weather conditions that are always
encoutered in this little corner of our fair state. (What's a little mud between friends)?
2008 Overall Results for 5K, 10-mile, 20-mile, and 50K
2008 Split times for 20-mile
2008 Split times for 50K
2008 50K Trail Run Overall Finish List
By the way, if you were one of the few 10-milers that did not
get a finisher's dog tag medal, please go to Garry Gribble's Running Sports on 119th & Quivira, to get your medal.
Any out-of-towners that didn't receive a medal, contact me directly, and I'll take care of you.
Our race photographer, Dick Ross, has
photos of the race on his site: http://www.seekcrun.com/. He and his helper took over 1100 photos.
Action Photos are here .
Line / Award photos are here .
Fun Photos are here .
Thanks to all of our incredible volunteers that make this race happen (and
improve) from year to year. And thanks to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County Parks & Recreation Department
for letting us use this beautiful venue for our event.
Bad Ben Holmes
Article about the 2005 event.
Run Hall of Fame
Trail Race Winners:
Bryan Kelpe Cape Girardeau, MO 4:31:06
Jordan Wirfs-Brock Colorado 5:41:45
Andy Henshaw Colorado Springs, CO 4:15:12!
Helen Lavin Minnesota
Ivan Marsh Ashland,
Overland Park, Kansas 6:14:25
Matthew Laye Columbia, MO
Gena Bonini St. Louis, MO
Caleb Chatfield Mission, KS
Kelly Johnson Kansas City, MO
Plattsmouth, NE 4:41:11
Littleton, CO 5:18:00 !
Prairie Village, KS 5:17:40
Angela Buckley West Point, NY
*(Kelly started 7 minutes
late, due to a traffic ticket).
|Female Sub 6-hour Finishers|| || || |
|Tina Long||Prairie Village, Kansas||5:57:42||2011|
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Sub 5-hour Finishers|| |
|Ivan Marsh ||Ashland, Nebraska||4:22:31||2009|
|Bryan Kelpe ||Cape Girardeau, MO||4:31:06||2011|
|Caleb Chatfield ||Mission, KS||4:39:17||2007|
|Todd Nott||Plattsmouth, NE||4:41:11||2006|
|Bryan Kelpe ||Cape Girardeau, MO||4:42:03||2010|
|Kyle Amos||Olathe, KS||4:42:38||2007|
|Caleb Chatfield ||Merriam, KS||4:48:34||2006|
|Matthew Becker ||Galva, KS||4:49:40||2009|
|Jerry Huber||Manhattan, Kansas||4:51:39||2011|
|Matthew Becker ||Galva, KS||4:57:40||2008|