Trail Runner magazine, North America’s leading publication for off-road running, announced the winners of the fourth annual La Sportiva Trail Runner Trophy Series this week on www.trailrunnermag.com. After the series wrapped up on September 30, results from 115 races, ranging from 5K to 150 miles, were collected and points for 21,000 Trophy Series participants tabulated to determine the final standings.
Canadian Janice MacKay of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, capped off her successful racing season, punctuated by three age-group wins at the Keweenaw Trail Running Festival in Copper Harbor, Michigan, with a first place age-group performance at Mount Hood, Oregon’s Timberline Marathon in 4:20:57. MacKay’s six impressive trail-race performances kept her ahead of second-place Julie Gerke of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, who won her age group at the Odyssey and Running Fit Trail Marathons, and Donna Gering (Ironwood, Michigan), in third place after four Trophy Series events.
Marathon and Shorter Age-Group Winners, Female
10-19 years oldAlanna Wildman, Milaca, Minnesota, 104.8 points*
20-29 years oldRachel Post, Plymouth, Michigan, 144.1 points
30-39 years oldMary White, Kirkwood, Missouri, 166.8 points
40-49 years oldJulie Gerke, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, 209.6 points
50 and overJanice Mackay, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, 346.6 points
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