NCTS Race #09 and Series Wrap-up

The Runner’s Flat trail races over the weekend capped off another fun and exciting year of racing trails on the No Coast! A more challenging alternate course due to flooding made for a beautiful and fun race day as runners tackled everything from 8k to the 50k ultra marathon distance!

2016 was No Coast’s 3rd year as a series and once again, we’ve seen incredible growth in participation from previous years with runners from all over the great state of Iowa supporting this wonderful community of trail running right in our backyard.

We had 276 registered runners participate in 9 events across 22 different distance races!
Of these, there were 55 tough & dedicated runners who completed 3 or more No Coast races making them eligible for awards given in 8 different divisions.
Many award placings came down to the last race making for an exciting finish to an already incredible year!

Some special shout outs:
-Tim Bergan & Michelle Steele for capturing overall male & female for the series this year! Each ran four Ultra distance events as well as a couple Trail distances apiece and no matter what they were running, they always had a smile on their face and time to chat with fellow trail runners. Congrats you two!
-Denise Whiting, Wendy Foote, Ross Salinas and Tim Bergan. These four amazing trail runners have not only participated in the series every year but they have also won a division award all three years with Tim B. winning top overall male for the 2nd year in a row this year and Ross S. having ran a total of 20 No Coast races in 3 years, more than any other runner!
-Devin Allbaugh for just crushing every No Coast race he ran this year! 1st place at B&B, Mines of Spain, Pleasant Creek as well as at his first 50k at The Runner’s Flat! Along the way, setting course records at each event. Impressive Devin!
-Troy Brehm and Dean & Jill Schwickerath ran in EVERY SINGLE one of the nine No Coast races this year making them the first 3 runners in series history to do so!
-Families that run trails together, kick butt together! Dave & Cathy Steines as well as the entire Schwickerath family (Dean, Jill and their incredible 10 year old daughter Lily) all won division awards this year!

A huge THANK YOU to all of the amazing runners, race organizers and volunteers that have made No Coast such a fun and challenging series to be a part of. What an awesome year of running dirt on the No Coast!

Attention all division award winners! No Coast will NOT be at the Wildcat trail runs this year. I’ll be in contact via email to make arrangements to get you your NCTS Hydro Flask division trophy!

Thank you!


Full 2016 NCTS Standings:

#1 Overall Male – Tim Bergan
#1 Overall Female – Michelle Steele

Open Trail – Male
1st – Ryan Ames
2nd – Jay Guild
3rd – Adam Galluzzo

Open Trail – Female
1st – Jill Schwickerath
2nd – Lily Schwickerath
3rd – Beth Dove

Masters Trail – Male
1st – Dean Schwickerath
2nd – Troy Brehm
3rd – Dave Steines

Masters Trail – Female
1st – Cathy Steines
2nd – Wendy Foote
3rd – Darcy Sanford

Open Ultra – Male
1st – Ross Salinas
2nd – Regan Stoops
3rd – Adam Roll

Open Ultra – Female
1st – Susanne Kennedy
2nd – Brittany Fritch
3rd – Brittany McConnell

Masters Ultra – Male
1st – Tod McComb
2nd – Steve Hagarty
3rd – Shannon Haus

Masters Ultra – Female
1st – Denise Whiting
2nd – Bonnie Busch
3rd – Waynette Saul

2 thoughts on “NCTS Race #09 and Series Wrap-up

  1. It was an amazing experience to participate in these awesome events and to travel around the beautiful state of Iowa. A huge thank you to everyone involved in making this series possible!

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