Runners at the start of this past weekend’s Schuetzen NEIN Hour Endurance Run were treated to some cooler than normal temps but the heat, stairs and hills that Schuetzen is known for quickly made their presence known! Race #05 in the series challenged runners to either run solo or as a relay team for nine hours for as many miles as possible in that time and the NEIN did not make it easy!
Congratulation to all the “survivors” and special kudos to No Coast runners Jake Miller, Austin Schoeck, Scott Hundertmark, Travis Swanson, Tiffany Gunhus, Morgan Russell, Lauren Hoth, Tara Flesch, Lauren Cronbaugh, Rob Morrison, Michala Mielke, Eileen Tan, Rachel Seabold, Matthew Lommen, Gordon Graham, Steve Hagarty, Tiffany Miller, Donny Montgomery, Ana Philips & Ted Smith for digging deep and hitting 50k or more within the nine hours to earn themselves a Schuetzen Spanker. A number of No Coast runners participated on Relay teams and earned a team Spanker for running 50 miles or more!
Team ‘Platform Nein & Three Thors’ – Andrew Gray, Jodee Ross, & Michael Price as well as Tiffany Anderson on Team OMR: Sassy Asses!
On the Club side, the QC-TUR(d)s showed up in a huge way on their home turf and scored big ultra points to take the lead with 543.6 points! The LoKeyz are in 2nd place with 324.1 points and Thorsday TC close behind in 3rd place with 292.1 points! With the TUR(d)s having most of their point slots filled, it’s going to be quite the chase by the other clubs vying for the trophy!
You or someone you know running No Coast races and aren’t signed up for the series yet?! Sign up! It’s free, takes all of 10 seconds and will put you (and your running club) in the chase for some sweet division awards! Plus your participation supports an incredible community of trail races in this great state of Iowa!
We have a bit of a summer break in No Coast racing through July and then race #06 is scheduled to take place at the Mines of Spain Trail Races on August 13th in Dubuque!
Photo Credit: Ry Schulz & Michele Thompson