Monday afternoon evenings at the Britt Woodlands
Now that daylight savings time is upon us (as of March 9), our weekly Britt Woodlands trail runs will move from Sunday at 3 to Monday at 6 p.m. starting on March 10. Come join your fellow S.O.R. members and get ready for the annual Britt Firehouse 10k on July 12.
Rogue River Half & Alyssa Watson Memorial 5k
by Stan Goodell, outgoing race co-director
We had a record number entrants this year—270 including the kids' mile run which was a success. The main highlight of the race would be the weather: after two straight days of solid rain, the forecast called for heavy rain/high wind warnings for Southern Oregon on Saturday morning, yet we had temps of 55 degrees, some sun and not a single drop of rain during the entire event. Dutch Bros. coffee was on hand during the entire event and offered coffee drinks free of charge to runners and spectators. Dutch Bros. also donated shirts to all runners and volunteers in the event. In the racing category the outstanding runners of the day would have to go to overall winners in the half marathon, a pair of Ashland residents, 35 year old Brian Janes (1:15:43) and 32 year old Becka Kem (1:22:34). Perhaps the most outstanding performance of the day came from 60 year old Grants Pass resident, Bruce Stowell who ran a (1:27:36) in the half marathon to easily win his age group and set a course record. And last but not least after nine years of being race directors Bob Vaughn and myself are stepping down. The SOR club is currently looking for anyone interested in taking over the event for next year.
Great job, Stan Goodell & Bob Vaughan for 9 great years directing this Rogue River race!
Photo by Larry Hunt
Couple Truffle Shuffle
The Couple Truffle Shuffle enjoyed a monumental downpour that couldn't impede a running party from breaking out in celebration of the Valentines holiday. A little over 160 finishers came out despite the rain and enjoyed a modified course that was challenging and exciting! The 5k relay was won by Tyler Davis and Zack Hibbs with Anne Hagy and Bradley Taylor being the fastest couple. The 10k relay, a new addition, was won by Frank Gray and Lynn Longan. Our Singles Mingle, where all 10k solo runners were paired up with a stranger was won by Janelle Ralph and Becka Kem. Fastest 10k was Brian Janes and fastest 5k was Bradley Taylor. First-time CTS race director and new Southern Oregon Runners President, Justin Rosas, went all out in putting together this edition of CTS. Way to go, Justin! For results, click here.
2014 Frostbite Run
Big turnout for the Frostbite Run Saturday. First time race director Daniel Newberry did an amazing job. The event was well planned and delivered a fun time to all who attended. There were 82 5k finishers and 82 10k finishers (including 2 wheelchair athletes). Sun, rain, and wind all in one race. Results are posted here.
SOR President Justin Rosas chasing a smiling Alison Burke.
2013 Turkey Trot
This year we were blessed with amazing weather. In a lot of the pictures it looked like a summer day. There was a record turnout. Nearly 1,100 participants ran in the event this year. Results can be found HERE! Photos can be found HERE!
Pioneer Run 2013
Michele Holcomb set a new 5k course record for females on a glorious race day for the Pioneer Road Run. With a time of 18:21 she beat the previous record set in 2001 by Rosa Gutierrez by 8 seconds. Top male in the 5k was Trevor Palmer with a time of 15:03 – just 4 seconds short of breaking the course record he set in 2011. The Lance Tooke Memorial Trophies went to top High School runners Randy Mena of Phoenix HS and Kali Curtis of South Medford HS. In the 9 mile run, Vicki Boyer was the first female finisher with a time of 1:00:27, and Justin Gindlesperger was the first male with a time of 50:59. Brian Lee Rose was the top hand cycle finisher in the 9 mile race.
Michelle Holcomb on her way to setting a course record!
Results can be found here.
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2013 Stagecoach run is in the bag. Great weather brought fast times. Results and pictures can be found here.
Cross Country Series Race #2
The smoke finally cooperated and the race was on! Under beautiful skies a big group ran through the park on the challenging Cross Country Series course. Results and photos are posted here.
The Rogue Valley 100 km relay race returns on August 31, but now with a 50 km alternative, including a special high school division. For more information, visit http://roguevalleyrelay.com
The summer cross-country series returns on July 30, August 6 & 13. Make sure you register early: day of race entry for everyone is $25.
Preregister and save: Register in advance and it's $5 for students under 18, $6 for SOR members, $7 everyone else.
Run The Ditch adds new 10.5 miler to complement the 5 miler. Trevor Palmer and Jenn Shelton win the inaugural 10 miler. Kevin Fletcher and Molly Mullane win the 5 miler.
Full results here
Jenn Shelton breaks her own course record in the Tough As Nails 10 Miler at Roxy Ann. New record: 1:05:50. Several new Age Group Records: Mason Hageman (10-14 male 1:30:21),Kent Gutches (50-59 male 1:06:21) and in the 5k, Sera Mathewes, a new female course record of 19:08, Suzanne Ray (60-69 female 22:43). Full results here.