Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Elkmont Lions Club Rails to Trails 10k

The annual Elkmont Rails to Trails 10k benefiting the Lions Club was Saturday, September 25, 2010 in Elkmont, AL.  Weather was a challenge as rain poured on the runners.  This was an added dimension to an already interesting race.

This race starts on the road and ends on the crushed gravel trail.  The start is rolling, but mostly downhill and fast.  Then, the race turns across a field and the last 3 miles or so are a very gradual, but noticeable, incline.  It is a scenic race that is well supported by the community.  It is the only 10k race in Limestone County.

The overall winner was Brandon York in 33:09.  The female winner was Mary Helen Sanders in 48:02.  The masters winner was George DeWitt in 35:58.  The female masters winner was Wu Yuling in 48:47.  The hometowns are not listed in the results.  However, since this was a Limestone County race, reading the results will turn up some familiar names.  The overall results and the age group results are available at the HTC Website.