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Bonus Coverage: Bandera 25K, 50K & 100K Trail Race Recap

unnamedIt wasn’t just livestock shows and cowboy competitions in Bandera this past weekend! Tejas Trails and hundreds of trail runners invaded the area for the 12th annual Bandera 25k, 50k, and 100k. For the fourth year in a row, the Bandera 100k also doubled as the 100k USA Trail Championships and brought in elite runners from across the nation.

The morning started off cool in the mid 40s, but quickly warmed up to an unseasonable 75 degrees. Although hilly, rocky, and inundated with cactus, the course was at least dry, and the leaders for all three distances ran strong and impervious to the record high cedar pollen that hung in the air.

In the 100k, the  competition certainly did not lack. The top 3 spots in the 100k receive an automatic entry into the Western States 100 mile, commonly considered the most prestigious 100 mile trail race in the world.  Impressively, both the 1st and 2nd place athletes ended up breaking Sage Canaday’s 100k record from last year.

The 50k and 25k athletes demonstrated formidable competition as well.  The 1st and 2nd place finish times in the 50k virtually mirrored the 1st and 2nd place times from last year. Furthermore, the finish times for first and second place in the 25k significantly surpassed the top two times from last year.

In terms of  race logistics, the expert planning and execution did nothing except aid the runners in posting impressive times.  As rumored, the race officials and volunteers are indeed uniquely well suited to their jobs because most of them are also experienced trail runners.  From the vantage points of several runners this year, the Bandera trail races are consistently well run and worth the trip.

However, if your cedar allergies surpass your desire for a well operated, challenging trail race, stay away. Stay far away.

Local Austin Standouts

100k

Paul Terranova –  took 4th place for the 2nd year in a row

Ford Smith-  took 5th place at 17 years old

50k-

Joel Stanford- took 4th place

Nicole Ferstl- took 2nd place

25K-

Erik Stanley- took 1st place 3 minutes shy of his 2011 course record

Ashish Patel- took 2nd place

 

 

USA 100km Trail Championships: Women

1

10:12:57

Meghan Arbogast

52

Cool CA

2

10:39:00

Liza Howard

41

San Antonio TX

3

11:00:44

Melanie Peters

30

White Lake MI

4

11:01:44

Silke Koester

31

Boulder CO

5

12:22:20

Anabel Pearson

43

Helotes TX

6

12:56:00

Rachel Ballard

49

San Antonio TX

7

13:04:17

Tanya Espalin

32

San Antonio TX

8

13:20:01

Maggie Guterl

33

Philadelphia PA

9

13:43:20

Julie Koepke

31

San Antonio TX

10

14:28:17

Cara Bass

27

San Antonio TX

USA 100km Trail Championships: Men

1

8:02:27 (CR) Jorge Maravilla

36

Vallejo CA

2

8:07:06

David Laney

25

Ashland OR

3

8:16:42

Chikara Omine

31

San Francisco CA

4

8:51:50

Paul Terranova

40

Austin TX

5

9:21:08

Ford Smith

17

Austin TX

6

9:42:15

John Fitzgerald

26

Lakewood CO

7

9:51:48

Brian Condon

27

Madison WI

8

10:29:12

Matt Smith

35

San Antonio TX

9

10:33:03

David Brown

35

Boerne TX

10

10:51:34

Lorenzo Sanchez

36

San Antonio TX

50k: Women

1

5:16:00

Betsy Kalmeyer Leadville CO

52

2

5:39:29

Nicole Ferstl Austin TX

37

3

5:41:32

Nancy Finfrock Mahomet IL

45

4

6:04:09

Sarah Stein-Lobovits Austin TX

30

5

6:07:24

Anna Scheinzbach Gardendale TX

33

6

6:07:24

Kelly Blau Odessa TX

41

7

6:11:08

Emily Howell Austin TX

43

8

6:14:29

Margaret Gordon Albuquerque NM

38

9

6:34:26

Amy Kwilinski Naperville IL

45

10

6:34:35

Lauren Baird San Antonio TX

34

50k: Men

1

4:18:58

Tom Steidler Colorado Springs CO

43

2

4:32:36

Joseph Niland Houston TX

23

3

4:36:32

Andrew Washburn Boerne TX

22

4

4:37:18

Joel Stanford Austin TX

32

5

4:39:39

Ken Gordon Albuquerque NM

48

6

4:45:24

Scott Rabb San Antonio TX

45

7

4:46:32

Ronnie Delzer The Woodlands TX

32

8

4:48:37

Mike McAdams Miramar Beach FL

50

9

4:57:51

David Zuniga Mission TX

37

10

5:02:38

Trey Axe Austin TX

27

25k: Women

1

2:21:23

Yanory Hernandez McAllen TX

35

2

2:25:57

Meredith Gardner Austin TX

29

3

2:30:19

Kristen Baucher Austin TX

30

4

2:40:31

Anne Felts San Antonio TX

30

5

2:50:22

Alyssa Fowler Allen TX

16

6

2:50:27

Sarah Anderson Allen TX

15

7

2:54:14

Arica Ramirez Corpus Christi TX

25

8

2:54:28

Colette Cabot Edinburg TX

29

9

2:56:56

Kim Brown Boerne TX

35

10

2:57:22

Evy Gonzales Brooklyn NY

37

25k: Men

1

1:42:15

Erik Stanley Austin TX

28

2

1:52:48

Ashish Patel Austin TX

31

3

2:13:48

Jody Broccoli-Hickey Austin TX

28

4

2:16:49

Jeremy Domanski San Antonio TX

34

5

2:19:09

Gerardo Orozco Austin TX

34

6

2:19:54

Ryan Haecker Austin TX

22

7

2:20:35

Shawn Hailey Midland TX

29

8

2:21:05

Seth Williams Raeford NC

27

9

2:22:34

Gary Krupala Taylor TX

51

10

2:23:21

Sergio Martinez Longview TX

41

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Erik Stanley

About Erik Stanley

I am a friendly and loving dude that wants to battle on the trail, ready to win, but also is genuinely concerned for the success and well being of all the other competitors out there. Owner of Austin's premier trail running group - Trail Roots, www.trailroots.com - and I love helping others find their home on the trail. Live in Austin,TX as a professional trail runner, coach, race director, and was an All-American for the University of Texas. http://about.me/erik.stanley

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