RESULTS 5-21-15 | Keuter & Beckmeyer Win Once Again

Race winner Kwin Keuter hits Keifer Creek.

Race winner Kwin Keuter hits Keifer Creek.

BALLWIN, MO. – This is the type of weather we were dreaming about when we first started the spring trail runs . With temps in the upper 60s at race time, about the only thing we could complain about for the third race of the 2015 Spring Trail Run Series Presented by Columbia Sportswear was that the rain on the previous day left areas of the course a little muddy once again. Not many people were complaining.

With 203 runners coming out to enjoy the weather and the longer daylight as we move further into May, the third course of the series was the longest to date, topping out at approximately 3.9 miles. Featuring two separate climbs along with a traditional creek crossing, this was definitely the toughest course we’ve featured this month.

27-year-old Kwin Keuter won his second straight race in a time of 26:06. Jack Wilkinson, 32, took runner-up position once again just 31 seconds later. He was paced to the finish line by 18-year-old Josiah McElmurry just two seconds behind. In the men’s masters division, Eric Buckley, 52, took back the top spot this week with a final time of 28:12. He was followed to the line by Darryl Holman, 54, and Steven Worley, 54. Those three runners have flipped spots around the top three in each race this year.

Women's overall winner, Claire Beckmeyer takes on the creek.

Women’s overall winner, Claire Beckmeyer takes on the creek.

Claire Beckmeyer, 31, will be bidding for a clean sweep of the Spring Series next week with her third straight win in a time of 29:53. 13-year-old Savannah Lesher was second (31:23.5) with Margo Steinlage (27) taking third at 32:08. In women’s masters, Laura Williams (54) followed up last week’s win with yet another in a time of 38:59. Cheryl Laux (50) took second once again (41:11) with Sharla Geear (5) taking third in 42:23.7.

The final race of the 2015 Spring Trail Run Series Presented by Columbia Sportswear will be next Thursday, May 28. Advance registration will be open until Monday, May 25 at midnight. On-site registration begins at 5 pm on the 28th.

Overall results can be found here. (Unofficial)
Age Group results can be found here. (Unofficial)
Race photo album can be found here.

COURSE REVEAL: May 21 (Race 3)

BALLWIN, MO. – The forecast is for a nice and cool 68 degrees for this Thursday’s third race in the 2015 Spring Trail Run Series Presented by Columbia Sportswear. With more daylight, we’ve bumped the mileage up to approximately 3.9 miles this week as we hit not only the north side of the park, like…

Results 5-14-15 | Keuter Takes First ORRL Win

BALLWIN, MO. – Rain earlier in the morning made for a soft and sometimes sloppy course at Castlewood State Park for the second race of the 2015 Spring Trail Run Series Presented by Columbia Sportswear. You wouldn’t know that judging by the performance Kwin Keuter put on. Nearly 200 participants took to the 3.5 mile…

COURSE REVEAL: May 14 (Race 2)

BALLWIN, MO. – After more than 200 runners joined us for the first race of the 2015 Spring Trail Run Series Presented by Columbia Sportswear, this Thursday, we welcome everyone back for the second run of the series. The distance has lengthened slightly up to approximately 3.5 miles and our max elevation will top out around 15…

Results 5-7-15 | Large Crowd Opens ’15 Spring Series

Ballwin, Mo. – On a night seemingly more suited for the Summer Series rather than the first race of the spring trail running season, 204 participants covered a roughly 5k course in Castlewood State Park in the opening race of the Spring Trail Run Series presented by Columbia Sportswear. With temperatures hovering in the mid 80s and humidity above…

COURSE REVEAL: May 7 (Race 1) Course

BALLWIN, MO. – The opening course for the 2015 Spring Trail Run Series Presented by Columbia Sportswear will cover about a normal 5k distance with first half of the course keeping to  the classic Grotpeter Trail at Castlewood State Park. Featuring one main climb and one creek crossing right at the end, this course should provide a…

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