Sunday, January 17, 2016

2016 Results

Wow!  What a great year.  I was so inspired by so many of you.  Especially those that toughed it out and finished after 8, 9 or even 11 hours!  I often think that those at the back of the pack are toughest among us.  I loved meeting so many new runners as well as visiting with longtime friends.  That's what makes the ultra and trail community so special.

Each year we learn more about how to make a better event and how to be more prepared for next year.  Extra matches or lighters for the volunteers on top of the mountain is imperative.  Their lighter wouldn't work and they had to freeze up there for hours without a fire or a stove.  We also ran out of some of the food and had too much of other food and things of that nature.

Let's just say the weather was memorable.  The rain moved in just as we were getting started and turned to sleet as we made our way up the mountain and thankfully it stopped and then conditions weren't too terrible though it was a little cold with a few flurries.  Thankfully, we still had some nice views from the high points in the course.

It sounds cliche but I really CANNOT thank our volunteers enough.  They froze their butts off, they poured gatorade into our camelbaks, they listened to us complain, they encouraged us, they bandaged our wounds, they served us our food, they used the bathroom out in the woods, and they never complained.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

As for the race itself, Josh Snyder has won the 50K every single year we have had the event and this year set a new course record in 5:09.  Trail newbie Rachel Coulter showed she had a natural talent for tough trails by breaking the 25K course record in 3:30.  And former OU standout and Bacone College Cross Country Coach Clay Mayes blazed the 25K course to a new record of 2:55.

We had 167 total finishers!  49 of 61 that signed up for the 50K completed it.  That's our highest finishing percentage yet.  And one person, Amanda Runnels who had signed up for the 25K decided she was having so much fun, she just kept on running like Forrest Gump.

I am sure that there are some mistakes.  As I as am transcribing from our notes, I sometimes had to guess at the times.  Let me know if I messed up on your time and I will change it.  Also, for some reason when I copy and paste from excel to the web here it does not quite fit the screen and if your viewing on your phone, you may have to turn the phone sideways.

Hope to see you next year in January the Saturday of MLK Weekend.

25K

 
1 Clay Mayes 2:55
2 Taylor Miles 3:13
3 Allen Daniell 3:15
4 Scott Bannam 3:29
5 Rachel Coulter 3:30
6 James Reeves 3:34
7 Daniel Jennings 3:36
8 Jedd Kirby 3:37
9 George Haney 3:46
10 Kevin Short 3:50
11 Jason Smith 3:53
12 Mallory Brooks 3:53
13 Clay Turner 3:55
14 Mike Hall 3:56
15 Jared Wakeham 3:56
16 Danny Baker 3:58
17 Michael Johnson 4:01
18 Jenny Bailey 4:07
19 Shannon McFarland 4:10
20 Brian Epps 4:11
21 Matt Kraus 4:11
22 Gordon McGregor 4:12
23 Jeff Ersig 4:14
24 Kristin Snyder 4:16
25 Shelly Chronister 4:19
26 Steven Zessin 4:19
27 Jacob Curley 4:19
28 Chris Cantwell  4:20
29 Deepak Devegowda 4:21
30 Nick Plants 4:21
31 Corey Riley 4:22
32 Sky Checotah 4:22
33 Matt Markel 4:22
34 Christopher Thompson 4:25
35 Michael Howze 4:26
36 Jeffrey Nakayama 4:26
37 Brian Williams 4:31
38 Paxton Edwards 4:32
39 Laura Sole 4:32
40 Brook Wiersig 4:33
41 Russell Bennett 4:37
42 Jake Leming 4:37
43 Jory Brownd 4:40
44 Laura Dromgoole 4:40
45 Jenn Overmeyer 4:40
46 Chris Schnelle 4:40
47 Jared Sigler 4:40
48 Jessica Cummings 4:45
49 Peter Klein 4:45
50 Carrie Keffeler 4:45
51 Joy Smith 4:45
52 Gerry Hollis 4:46
53 Veronica Scheer 4:48
54 Beth Walters 4:48
55 Clint Green 4:52
56 Barry Keith 5:00
57 Erik Skogsbergh 5:03
58 Joel Everett 5:11
59 Tammy Fate 5:13
60 Janet Cantwell 5:15
61 Wes Ruppell 5:16
62 Krystal Brown 5:17
63 Cassy Kerr 5:23
64 Michael Schnatz 5:25
65 Angel Liberg 5:28
66 Matt Goodmiller 5:35
67 Zach Howard 5:35
68 Bridgett Howard 5:35
69 Justin Knight 5:35
70 Ryan Reed 5:35
71 Andy Pannell 5:35
72 Allyson Alexander 5:40
73 Ginger Becker 5:40
74 Mary Martin 5:40
75 Carl Wilkes 5:53
76 Bryan Carpenter 5:59
77 Jana Graham 5:59
78 Hayley Brown 5:59
79 Lana Nelson 6:00
80 Amber Dalton 6:00
81 Geren Dalton 6:00
82 Jennifer Parker 6:00
83 Sumer Donathn 6:00
84 David Bernstein 6:01
85 Christen Hicks 6:01
86 Scott Smaligo 6:07
87 Brant Finck 6:11
88 Aaron Place 6:19
89 Janet Hicks 6:28
90 Kristi Poole 6:28
91 Amber Arnold 6:43
92 Jill Barrs 6:43
93 Mary Barrs 6:43
94 Eva Fenton 6:43
95 Rebecca Skogsbergh 6:49
96 Amy Nash 6:49
97 Rebecca Dixon 6:52
98 Dana Parker 6:56
99 Brooks Parker 6:56
100 Jabe Lawson 6:58
101 Qualls 7:16
102
7:20
103 Andrew Gartmer 7:30
104 Morgan Greutman 7:30
105 Deanna Thornton 7:37
106 Carly Blemmel 7:38
107 Teresa EagleRoad 7:38
108 Mary Ayn Tullier 7:38
109 Jenni Hawkins 7:46
110 Stephanie Adams 7:46
111 Michele Baker 7:46
112 Ken childress 7:57
113 Jeremy Wiley 7:57
114 Johnny Billy 8:17
115 Tim Billy 8:17
116 Michelle Bates 8:28
117 Robyn Baldridge 8:50
118 Jennifer Phillips 8:50
119 William Barnes 9:47
120 Lisa McManus 9:47
121 Jamey Zuniga 9:47

    89Dora Bray                                                                                  6:37
    112Johnna Ellison                                                                         7:57
 
50K


1 Josh Snyder 5:08
2 Victor Brown 5:26
3 Marcus Tubbs 5:55
4 Jonathon Garner 5:56
5 Steve Hughes 6:10
6 John Nobles 6:10
7 Jeff Keele 6:17
8 Stormy Phillips 6:19
9 Curtis Bowman 6:20
10 Kelly Keele 6:26
11 Steve Kohler 6:27
12 Joe Schramka 6:29
13 Harrison French 6:36
14
6:37
15 BJ Johnson 6:43
16 Greg Sisengrath 7:09
17 Phillip Berry 7:28
18 Nick Combs 7:28
19 Tanner Freeman 7:28
20 Stuart Johnson 7:39
21 Geoff Hanley 7:42
22 David Shuster 7:45
23 Cameron Plate 7:52
24 Brandon Plate 7:52
25 Doug Shanahan 7:52
26 Ann Benson 7:59
27 Sarah Crowley 8:18
28 Abe Nutt 8:21
29 Alejandro Segovia 8:21
30 Ben Bridgeman 8:23
31 Deb Johnson 8:25
32 Nicole Parkhurst 8:25
33 Coleen Voeks 8:25
34 J.C. Brown 8:37
35 Rick Bothwell 8:58
36 Kris Wright 8:58
37 Katya Divari 9:06
38 Richard Wessels 9:07
39 Warren Realrider 9:20
40 Carrie Dawson 9:24
41 Christine Fischer 9:24
42 Amanda Runnels 9:24
43 Ralph Nichols 9:30
44 Chad Flint 9:32
45 Chrissie Boatman 11:10
46 Jennifer Dennis 11:10
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

2016 RACE

This is where race starts and finishes and where the party is.  Go four miles down this forest road.

The Ouachita Switchbacks 50K/25K is a go again this year.  It will be January 16th, 2016.  Please scroll down below the results and click on older posts for information regarding the race.  Due to the growth of the race and the need for a permit and insurance, we will have online registration and an entry fee this year.  We will try to keep the fee as minimum as possible and it will be lower than just about any other 50k/25k race out there.  Entry fee is $50. HERE IS THE LINK TO THE REGISTRATION PAGE - https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=34631.

UPDATE - It looks like we are going to have the pre-race Pasta Dinner at the trailhead the evening before the race!  We had a great time last year and if you are camping out, it's really convenient.  Even if you are not camping out, come and join us for the meal.  Thanks to Rhodora Bray and her husband Ben for putting this on.  They really do all the work and are phenomenal at putting together a great meal for dozens of people without the benefit of electricity or running water.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

2015 Results

Wow!  What a great year and great weather!  We had approximately 143 finishers.  I thought we had 151 but somehow we had seven or eight that didn't record a time or did not sign up.  Thanks for coming and please let me know about any errors as I'm sure there are numerous ones.


50K

1 Joshua Snyder 5:19
2 Victor Brown 5:33
3 Po Dog Vogler 5:58
4 Adam Dearing  6:01
5 Alison Jumper 6:17
6 Harrison French 6:23
7 Marcus Tubbs 6:28
8 David Batchelder 6:36
9 Jonathon Harris  6:36
10 Stan Ferguson 6:45
11 David Bernstein 6:45
12 Chuck Lewis  7:10
13 Stuart Johnson 7:32
14 Shannon Hampton 7:32
15 Stacy Shaver 7:40
16 Chris Cantwell 7:44
17 Tanner Freeman 7:50
18 Coleen Voeks 8:20
19 Deb Johnson 8:20
20 Nikki Parkhurst 8:20
21  Andy Servaes                       8:24
21 Haley Repass 8:30
22 Kristen Snyder 8:31
23 Theresa Richied 8:45
24 Myla Johnson 8:49
25 Ann Benson 8:50
26 Harry Hewson 8:56
27 Kimmy Riley 8:56
28 Gerry Hollis 9:01
29 Cliff Ferren 9:20
30 Rebecca Brown 10?
31 Jim Macaluso 10?
32 Wayne Nelson 10:08
33 Linda Britz 10:08
34 Susan Culican 10:15
35 Rick Bothwell 10:29
36 Parker Elliot 10:30
37 Joe Morris True Grit



25K

1 Justin Walker 3:03
2 David Joseph 3:10
3 Jon Bitler  3:13
4 Tim Skinner 3:24
5 Nico Hall 3:32
6 Erich Washausan 3:32
7 Michael Johnson 3:38
8 Jedd Kirby 3:38
9 Whitney Kirby 3:38
10 Tommy Griffin 3:39
11 George Haney 3:41
12 Chad Keller 3:42
13 Scooter Sayers 3:47
14 Danny Baker 3:47
15 John Nobles 3:50
16 Merry McCoul 3:51
17 Kirk Wester 3:51
18 Bj Johnson 3:52
19 Chuck Lewis 4:00
20 Will Blanchard 4:06
21 Kendall Repass 4:14
22 Ben Harris 4:14
23 Jessica Cummings 4:15
24 Thomas Diebold 4:15
25 Diane Diebold 4:16
26 Jared Wakeham 4:19
27 Lee Baugus 4:19
28 Jenny Bailey 4:20
29 JA Pryse 4:22
30 Josh Bornhurt 4:25
31 Katerine Seywerd 4:25
32 Josh Madison 4:30
33 Roger Hale 4:33
34 Paul Dial 4:35
35 Geoff Hanley 4:38
36 Katie Helms 4:49
37 Janet Cantwell 4:51
38 Kevin Robbins 4:52
39 David Newman 4:54
40 Peter Klein 5:00
41 Brian Epps 5:02
42 Elizabeth Kimble 5:05
43 Travis Nelson 5:05
44 Dustin Carey 5:05
45 Dustin Kerry 5:05
46 Dale Powell 5:05
47 Lynette Berger 5:08
48 Abe Nutt 5:09
49 Paul Salavitch 5:11
50 Jenn Overmeyer 5:13
51 Zach Newman 5:13
52 Rachel Newman 5:13
53 Amanda Hollis 5:13
54 Nick Plants 5:13
55 Kris Wright 5:15
56 Joey Breard 5:15
57 Wes Rupell 5:18
58 Sarah Alvarez 5:18
59 Cindy Luttrell 5:20
60 Tina Ho 5:20
61 Carre Dawson 5:21
62 John McCoul 5:21
63 Chris Baldwin 5:22
64 Stacy Warren 5:22
65 Nina Morgan 5:23
66 Tim Isaman 5:23
67 Joe Morris 5:24
68 Pete Johnson 5:24
69 Elaine Staines 5:25
70 Arnold Begay 5:30
71 Marty Odom 5:31
72 Kim Rashid 5:37
73 Amber Arnold 5:46
74 Marry Barr 5:46
75 Rebecca Dixon 5:49
76 Scott Smaligo 5:58
78 Kristi Poole 5:58
79 Melissa Fetters 5:58
80 Jessica Robinson 6:00
81 Wesley Reeves 6:00
82 Tara Sullivan 6:06
83 Rhodora Bray 6:10
84 Tom Lacombe 6:14
85 Brandon Rupp 6:24
86 Melissa Stone 6:25
87 Lloyd Servaes 6:40
88 David Bernstein 6:45
89 Larry Flieles 6:54
90 Tim Billy  6:55
91 Janine Twitchell 6:55
92 Monica Briner 7:03
93 Julie Dolph 7:12
94 Peggy Wood 7:12
95 Beth McCombs 7:12
96 Jenny Adams 7:17
97 Dusti McBeth 7:17
98 Julie Stover 7:17
99 Michele Baker 7:32
100 Amber Dalton 7:32
101 Linda Walthal Wilson 7:32
102 Christy Wilbourn 7:32
103 Katie Baker 7:50
104 Gloriann Robertson 7:50
105 William Robertson 7:50
106 Briana Billy 8:20
107 Johnny Billy 8:20
108 Paul Dial ?
109 Stihl Snyder 10 miles
110 Catherine Clifford ?
111 Donnie Wise ?
112 James Dixon ?
113 Erik Smith ?
114 Bob Sikes ?
115 Elizabeth Bekher Great effort

Sunday, February 2, 2014

2014 Results

What a great year it was!  The weather was great although a little windy and cold on top of Winding Stair Mountain and it warmed up a little bit for the 50K runners coming back from Kiamichi River.  Hard to believe that it was that warm for January.  We had 78 people start the race and 71 of those completed at least!  Twenty-six signed up for the 50K and but 11 elected to call it a day after the first 18.4 miles and once back at Pashubee Trailhead.

We had great food and a nice little party going at the finish line!  See you next year!

 Ouachita Switchbacks 50K
“Official” Results
January 18, 2014


     NAME                                                                                                                           TIME

1.       1.   Josh Snyder                                                                                                                      5:17:49
2.       2.  Tommy Brennan                                                                                                               5:29
3.      3.   Aaron Ochoa                                                                                                                     6:40
4.      4.  Shannon McFarland                                                                                                           6:42
5.      5.   John Nobles                                                                                                                       6:54
6.     6.  Greg Sisengrath                                                                                                                   7:01
7.      7.  Will Hardrath                                                                                                                    7:12:35
8.      8   David Soder                                                                                                                       7:05:20
9.      9.   Stuart Johnson                                                                                                                  7:35
       10.   Geoff Hawley                                                                                                                    8:15                                                                       11.   Melissa Lenner                                                                                                            8:20                                                                      12.   Coleen Voeks                                                                                                              8:25                                                                                      13.   Deb Johnson                                                                                                                 8:25
          14.   Janet Cantwell                                                                                                            9:37                                                                            15. Chris Cantwell                                                                                                                   9:37:01
Patrick Stephens                                                                                                                  (off course) DNF


Ouachita Switchbacks 25K
“Official” Results
January 18, 2014

     NAME                                                                                                                                                              TIME

1.     1.  Jordan Christy                                                                                                                                                  3:20
2.      2.  Jared Wakeham                                                                                                                                               3:47
3.    3.    Kasey Ng                                                                                                                                                        3:51
4.      4.  Dianne Diebold                                                                                                                                            4:05
5.      5.  Jason Smith                                                                                                                                                    4:09
6.     6.   George Haney                                                                                                                                                 4:11
7.      7.  Jimmy Allmon                                                                                                                                               4:12
8.     8.   Jenny Bailey                                                                                                                                               4:34
9.      9.  Warren Realrider                                                                                                                                            4:35
        10.   Thomas Diebold                                                                                                                                           4:30
1      11.  Abe Nutt                                                                                                                                                       4:40:17
1      12.   Chuck Lewis                                                                                                                                                4:40:25
1      13.   Kendal Repass                                                                                                                                             4:40
        14.    Hali Repass                                                                                                                                             4:46
1      15.   Kristin Snyder                                                                                                                                         4:46
        16.    Dave Hanenberg                                                                                                                                         4:48
1      17.    Russell Bennett                                                                                                                                           4:53:25
1      18    Nick Plart                                                                                                                                                   4:54:37
1      19.   Travis Owens                                                                                                                                             4:54:50
        20.   Brian Pawel                                                                                                                                                4:54:50
2      21.   Lynette Burger                                                                                                                                       4:54:50
        22.   Cindy Latrell                                                                                                                                           5:10
2      23.  Amy Nash                                                                                                                                                  5:13
2      24.  Scott Ramsey                                                                                                                                              5:23
2      25.  Todd Enlow                                                                                                                                                5:32
2      26.  Ginger Becker                                                                                                                                         5:35
2      27.  Michael Whittaker                                                                                                                                      5:39
2      28.  Jessica Robinson                                                                                                                                      5:42
2      29.   Rhodora Bray                                                                                                                                          5:43
3      30.  Tom La Colum                                                                                                                                           5:44
3      31.  Gene Wilkes                                                                                                                                               5:49
3      32.  Daren O’Day                                                                                                                                              5:57
3      33.  Katy Brown                                                                                                                                              5:57
3      34.  Priscilla Crawford                                                                                                                                  5:59
3      35.  Sylvia Baugus                                                                                                                                         6:00
3      36.  Marty Odom                                                                                                                                              6:04
3      37.  Becky Adams                                                                                                                                           6:16:23
3      38.  Amber Dalton                                                                                                                                         6:16:23
3      39.  Tim Billy                                                                                                                                                  6:18:30
        40.  Johnny Billy                                                                                                                                             6:18:33
4      41.  Amy Pannell                                                                                                                                          6:44
        42.   Karl Krokstrom                                                                                                                                       6:44
4      43.  Julie Dolph                                                                                                                                            7:19
        44.  Beth McCombs                                                                                                                                      7:19
4      45.  Peggy Wood                                                                                                                                           7:19
4      46.  Melissa Walls                                                                                                                                       7:19
4      47.  Renee Farmer                                                                                                                                        7:19
4      48.  Dusty Farmer                                                                                                                                           7:19
4      49.   Stephen Walls                                                                                                                                         7:19
        50.  Joy Smith                                                                                                                                               7:50
5      51.  Michael Cawley                                                                                                                                        8:10
5      52.   Linda Baldwin                                                                                                                                      8:10
5      53.  Kristi Vickous                                                                                                                                       8:10
5      54.  Melissa Rock                                                                                                                                         9:20
5      55.   Greg Rock                                                                                                                                               9:20