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This page is meant for folks to post their thoughts on the Saturday group run. I (Neil) will post a blurb about who showed up and where it was held. From there, I hope that other runners will share their thoughts since we often have different experiences on the same run. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Machine Solutions Soldiers Trail Race

Runners embraced the rain at today's Machine Solutions 10 and 5K runs. Jared Scott out-kicked Billy Orman in the closest race I've ever seen in Flagstaff. They rounded the final stretch stride for stride when Jared's toe was the first body part across the line. Sara Wagner ran away with the women's title. Enthusiastic volunteers kept the race lively and despite the torrential downpours and river and mud crossings, runners reveled in the madness all the way to the finish line!!!


  1. Thanks to all the volunters who braved the rain to make this happen. Made me feel like a kid again to splash through the puddles and mud.

    Wish I could have seen the close finish but the view was pretty tough from my position back in 100th place! From what I'm told though, sounds like the margin might have been a bit closer than the 4 seconds listed in the results?

  2. Bill, I earlier sent a correction to Virtual Roster and on the next update will show a 36.17. The actually time difference was probably less than .10! It was extremely close and congrats to Billy for a great race! Cheers, Neil