The Woodmonster Trail Race
(The EAST BAY TRIPLE CROWN is taking a rest this year.)
Woodmonster 2021: *** Cancelled due to the COVID-19 Virus*** Tentative date: June 2022
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On Sunday June 24, 2018 you were 195 to toe the start line and cross the finish line, 100% finishers!!! We were treated with the visit and help of Darryl Beardall aka "The Legend", Tamalpa Running Club member, who ran all the Woodminster races but 2017 and 2018 and won in 1988, 1989 and 1991 (also a Dispea winner among his accomplishments). He is hoping to run the race next year!
Results by Actual Time:
Start, by Stephen Woo
Stream/Tres Sendas, by Amelia and Diane Ambrose
Top of Madrone, by Dominique Philippine
Finish, by Stephen Woo
Our overall winner was speedy Bradford Bryon (60 years old) from Tamalpa Running Club, who crossed the finish line in 1:12.30.
He was followed 3 min and 25 sec later by three youngsters from the That's Fine Track Club, Crosby Freeman (handicapped time 1:30.55, 2nd fastest overall actual time at 55:55), Samuel Robinson (handicapped time 1:31.21, 3rd fastest overall actual time at 57:21) and Paul Balmer (handicapped time 1:31.51, 1st fastest overall actual time 55:51).
The first lady to cross the finish line was Elizabeth Ross (51 years old, handicapped time 1:38.41, actual time 1:28.41). Elizabeth was followed by Anne Mason (52 years old, handicapped time 1:39.25, real time 1:29.25) from Pamakids Running Club, and our fastest actual time female runner Kelsey Tierney (20 years old, handicapped time 1:41.08, actual time 1:17.08).
Our most senior runners started together in the first wave, Alan Whippy for the ladies and Dan Boone for the gentleman. They crossed the finish line in 116th and 99th position, respectively, not bad!
Our youngest runners were Felix Menjivar and Peter Hake, both 13. They finished in 78th and 124th, respectively.
The Woodmonster Climb is 0.89 mile long with a 14% average grade and 1,536 ft elevation gain.
This year, our Woodmonster Climb Queen was Rachel Latta and our King was Paul Balmer.
Paul Balmer has set a new record for the fastest climb time! He also had the second fastest time for this year's race.
Men: Paul Balmer
Woodmonster climb time: 9:20
Overall finish time: 55:51.7
Women: Rachel Latta
Woodmonster climb time: 13:52
Overall finish time: 1:37:44
2nd Arielle Slam Woodmonster climb time: 13:52
Men: Isaac Gonzalez
Woodmonster climb time: 13:00
Overall finish time: 1:16:41
Women: Deborah Arrington
Woodmonster climb time: 15:10
Overall finish time: 1:30:16
Men: Ivor Brown
Woodmonster climb time: 13:04
Overall finish time: 1:21:43
Women: Anne Mason
Woodmonster climb time: 15:48
Overall finish time: 1:29:25
And the winner this year is... Pamakids with 19 runners!!!
As usual, this race could not have happened without the monster number of monster volunteers at the race!
Thank you Diane Ambrose and Susan Colborn for all your work behind the scene.
Scrubber: Clay Lindberg Van Batenburg and Todd Glieden
Many, many thanks for racing with us and please come back next year!!!
-- Susan Colborn and Christine Chapon, Woodmonster Race Directors.
The Woodmonster race is one of the favorite races among our runners! It is located in Redwood Regional Park at the Canyon Meadow staging area. The race starts and finishes at the Owl Picnic Area.
Sign up early! Registration is limited to 200 runners and the race will sell out.
RACE DATE: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 8:30am
Entry fee includes short sleeve finishers t-shirt in high quality technical fabric. Every effort will be made to accommodate your size but we ask for your understanding if we do not have your first choice.
Questions? Please contact Race Director Christine Chapon at firstname.lastname@example.org
The race starts and finishes at the OWL PICNIC AREA in the Redwood Regional Park - Canyon Meadow staging area. Please make sure to preview the course. This beautiful and challenging course is 8.4 miles, with plenty of hills and single track trails! The infamous Woodmonster climb is a given of course!!! Stay with us after the race and enjoy a delicious brunch offered by LMJS! Members of other running clubs, make sure to recruit many of your members, we will have the two team competitions, one based on number of runners and another for the fastest team.
Parking inside park. FEE - $5 TO BE PAID AT THE GATE. The gate will open at 7:15 am.
COURSE MAP & DESCRIPTION
HANDICAP START TIMES (May be subject to slight revisions)
This race features a "reverse" handicap system!
WOODMONSTER HILL CLIMB CHALLENGE
The Woodmonster is one of the toughest climbs in the East Bay. It is difficult, it is steep, it is glorious. To spice up the already zesty Woodmonster race, this is a fun premium to the fastest men’s and women’s times up the 0.8 mile Transports Woodmonster Climb. The climb happens mid-race, so even if you finish 200th overall, you can still win by getting yourself up the hill faster than everyone else. Click for more info
Team prizes will be awarded to the team with the most participants.
Early start is available to those participants needing more then 2.5 hours to complete the course. You must e-mail race directors in order to take advantage of early start. Runners choosing to start early will not be eligible for awards. Email the race directors at: email@example.com
Wonderful breakfast items will be provided at the finish of the race to all registered runners (as long as it lasts).
Skyline Gate at 3 mile and Chabot observatory access road at 5 miles. We recommend that runners carry a bottle of water.
Many thanks to our generous 2018 sponsors:
First: Lisa Oyen
Open Men: Scott Trummer - 55:19
Please contact Christine Chapon - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support!