The 5th Annual Black Warrior 50k Trail Run was last Saturday, February 20, just south of Moulton, AL, in Bankhead National Forest. This event has four races, a 50k, a 25k, a 5 mile, and a 50k relay. The 50k and 25k are run mostly on single track horse trails and have several creek and stream crossings. Full results are at the Black Warrior 50k website and the Shoals TRAC website.
The 50k overall winner was DeWayne Satterfield of Huntsville, AL, in 3:54:42. The 50k women's winner was Meredith Smith of Ashland City, TN, in 5:12:31.
The 25k overall winner was Dane Mitchell of Birmingham, AL. Dane shattered the course record by running the 25k in 1:32:46. The women's winner was Kathy Youngren of Huntsville, AL in 2:07:12.
Young Ben Oates of Chattanooga, TN, won the 5 mile in 35:05. That's impressive for a 14 year old! The women's winner in the 5 mile, Amie Shomette of Enterprise, AL, was second overall with a time of 37:16.
The only Limestone County runner in this event was Eric Patterson. Eric was 3rd overall in the 50k in 4:47:35. You can read his account of the race on his blog.
5 Mile Results
50k Relay Results