RESULTS: Shaw Bloom Trail 10k/20k Presented by The North Face

2015 Shaw Bloom Trail 10k/20GRAY SUMMIT, MO. – Temperatures that dipped into the low 30s couldn’t damper the Inaugural Shaw Bloom Trail 10k/20k presented by the North Face on Saturday, March 28 at the Shaw Nature Reserve just west of St. Louis. This loop course trail run featured a variety of terrain from prairie grass meadows to sheer bluffs, from single-track climbs to a boardwalk spanning a lake; but one thing the entire course features is beauty, even with a spring bloom that competitors may have missed by just  a few days thanks to a late March chill-down.

20k Overall winner Chad Silker crosses the boardwalk at Shaw Nature Reserve

20k Overall winner Chad Silker crosses the boardwalk at Shaw Nature Reserve

Chad Silker took home the 20k Open division title with a final time of 1:23:53 (pace 6:46) over the rolling course. He was almost 13 minutes ahead of the second place finisher, Alpine Shop Adventure Race Team member David Frei (1:36:14) and third place Benjamin Haefner (1:36.59). On the women’s side of the 20k, Renee Rioux was the top finisher with a time of 1:46.15, followed by Caroline Clay (1:56:22) and Jennifer Huber (1:56:50).

In the 10k Open, Jack Wilkinson beat top contender Tyler Blazey by more than a minute with a final time of 42:48.5. Blazey finished at 44:21.2. In third place, just 30 seconds back was Darryl Holman at 44:52.7. Margo Steinlage was the top woman in the 10k with a final time of 51:56.2. She was followed four minutes later by Beth Silker (55:04.0) and Maria Wentzel (55.07.4)

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10k Overall winner Jack Wilkinson on the boardwalk.

For the men’s Masters Division (50+ for Off-Road Racing League events) in the 20k, David Frei (second overall) took the win followed closely by fellow Alpine Shop Adventure Race Team member Jeff Sona at 1:37:58). Brent Haefner came in 10 minutes later at 1:47:56. For the women, Eva Gonzales was the top finisher at 2:11:13 followed by Donna Halliburton at 2:14:59.

In the 10k Masters men, Darryl Holman was the top finisher at 44:52.7. Joe Walsh (52:47.2) and Doug Mattingly (54:42.3) rounded out the top three. In a highly competitive women’s masters, Bonnie Preete took home the win with a time of 56:18.1, followed closely by Cindy Gaudet (57:29.3). Barbara Winston came in third in a time of 1:05:04.

Results and event photos can be found below:
20k Age Group Results (includes ORRL points) [Revised 04025]
20k Overall Results [Revised 04025]
10k Age Group Results (includes ORRL points)
10k Overall Results
Photos (on Facebook) 

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