NCTS Race #10 – The Runner’s Flat

The Runner’s Flat trail races took place this past weekend outside Cedar Falls and despite conditions forcing an altered course, race organizers did an amazing job as always of providing runners a beautiful course and a fun race experience!

Congrats to all finishers in the 50k, 25k and 10k and special kudos to the Trail Division No Coast runners closing out an awesome year of racing dirt on the No Coast! Most Trail division award standings are pretty locked in now but there’s still plenty of moving & shaking possible in the Ultra divisions at this weekend’s Mines of Spain 100mi/100k up in Dubuque!

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NCTS Race #09 – Swiss Valley Trail Run

NCTS race #09 took place this past weekend near Dubuque at the Swiss Valley Trail Run. Mother nature dished out a wet and muddy day but trail runners aren’t easily deterred and had a blast taking it on in stride!

Congrats to all runners in the 5mi, 10mi or 25k distances. Special kudos to the No Coasters taking top places!
Ross Salinas/25k/1st, Kelly Teeselink/25k/1st, Wendy Foote/10M/2nd and Adam Roll/25k/3rd!

Also, let the first two pictures in this post show everyone how incredibly photogenic the two 25k race winners and No Coast regulars Ross and Kelly are! ūüėÜ

Just two races left! A lot of the final divisions will have winners determined by these last couple races!
Remember, you have to complete THREE races in the series to be eligible for awards!
The Runner’s Flat 50k/25k/10k – October 13th
Mines of Spain 100mi/100k – October 19th-20th

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NCTS Race #08 – Pleasant Creek Trail Run

Race #08 of this year’s NCTS went down this past Saturday at the Pleasant Creek Trail Run and runners were treated to a sizzling hot but fun day on the trails followed by a great post race where they could cool off, kick off their shoes and enjoy some delicious grilled food and craft beer!
Congrats to all runners in either the 15k, 30k or 45k races with special kudos to No Coasters taking top places!
Bryan Rutledge/30k/2nd, Emily Eisenman/30k/3rd, Kathy Rodine/45k/2nd and Wendy Foote/45k/3rd
Only THREE more races left in this year’s NCTS! If you haven’t yet, get signed up for these great races and come race some dirt with us on the No Coast!
Remember! The deadline to sign-up for the 2018 series is Sunday September 23rd. Anyone who signs up receives points for all races they’ve ran this year but MUST sign-up to be included in the standings.

Also! Only runners that have completed 3 or more races are eligible for division awards!

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NCTS Race #07 – Mines of Spain Trail Races

The 6th annual Mines of Spain Trail Races took place this past Saturday in Dubuque and runners tackled some muggy summer racing weather on trails that have gained a reputation as both equally beautiful and brutal! After conquering either the 4mi, 7mi or half marathon distances, runners were quick to partake in the delicious fresh made breakfast pizzas and local craft beer at the post race party.
45(!!!) No Coast runners participated at the MoSTR with many of those runners taking top places!
Only FOUR more races left in this year’s NCTS! If you haven’t yet, get signed up for these great races and come race some dirt with us on the No Coast!
 
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NCTS Race #06 – Schuetzen NEIN! Hour Endurance Run

The¬†Schuetzen NEIN Hour Endurance Run¬†certainly lived up to it’s reputation this past Saturday as it dished out generous amounts of pain and suffering on it’s participants. No Coasters squared off against a brutal course compounded by temperatures hovering in the high 90’s and nine whole hours to enjoy it!

Congratulations to all the “survivors” and special kudos to No Coast runners Bryan Powers, Jake¬†Taylor,¬†Jason Willits,¬†Wendy Foote,¬†Danielle Wangsness,¬†Dave Fischer¬†and¬†Brian Carter¬†for digging deep and hitting 50k or more within the nine hours to earn themselves a Schuetzen Spanker. Great job everyone!

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 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 #07 is next up at the Mines of Spain Trail Races! on August 11th in Dubuque!
#happytrails #runtheNoCoast #nocoasttrailseries

Photo Credit: Paul Wiederholdt & Phil Pancrazio

NCTS Race #05 – Driftless Discovery Trail Run

What an incredible day up in Decorah for the Driftless Discovery Trail Run and race #05 in the 2018 No Coast Trail Series! Beautiful trails, gnarly & challenging courses and a ton of wonderful trail people made for an epic series debut from this young & growing Decorah race event! NCTS runners tackled 5k, 10k or 50k distances and as a result, the series standings got a great shake-up with Trail to Ultra division changes and big points being tallied across the board!

Congratulations to all of the DDTR runners and special kudos go out to No Coast runner Kelly Teeselink for her 1st place place finish in the 10k as well as No Coasters Bryan Powers (3rd 50k) and Danielle Wangsness (3rd 50k) for their top performances!

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 in the chase for some sweet division awards! Plus your participation supports an incredible community of trail races in this great state of Iowa!

Next up on June 16th in Davenport is the one and only Schuetzen NEIN Hour Endurance Run! Get ready to “feel” things… ūüė≤
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NCTS Race #04 – Booneville Backroads Ultra

The Booneville Backroads Ultra went down outside Des Moines this past holiday weekend and boosted No Coast runners point totals for all of those participating in the 10k, 50k, 100k and 100 mile races! Blistering heat and an exposed course made for some super tough conditions which forced many runners to end their race early but many still persevered and got it done!

Congratulations to all the No Coast runners and especially to everyone taking on a new challenge and running their first ultra marathon or longest distance race ever!

Next up is the Driftless Discovery Trail Run in Decorah on June 2nd!

NCTS Race #03 – Sunderbruch B&B Trail Races

The Sunderbruch B&B Trail Races took place in Davenport this last weekend and marked the third race in the series for 2018! A fun and challenging course along with some great weather and a killer post-race party full of delicious bacon & craft beer came together to make the small grassroots QC-TUR(d) hosted event another great day to be on the No Coast!

Congratulations to all the awesome No Coast runners who ran at B&B this year including No Coast regular Ross Salinas taking 1st overall in the 10k which made this year his 3rd win at B&B!

Next up, this weekend’s Booneville Backroads Ultra south of Des Moines on May 26th and the Driftless Discovery Trail Run in Decorah on June 2nd!

 

NCTS Race #02 ‚Äď Hawkeye 50K/25K

The 2nd race in the 2018 No Coast Trail Series took place over the weekend at the Hawkeye 50K/25K and WHEW! Nothing says crazy Iowa weather like what runners were greeted with on Saturday! Cold temps, relentless wind & rain and a nice dose of mud made for an extremely challenging but equally rewarding day! Many hearty runners stuck it out though and finished what they started for some impressive displays of grit!

Congratulations to No Coast runners¬†Ross Salinas¬†(50K), Bryan Powers (50K),¬†Danielle Wangsness¬†(50K), Ben Hansen (25K) ((sidenote: Ben’s 12 years old!)), Aimee Jones (25K),¬†Jen Even¬†(50K) and¬†Dave Stock¬†(50K) for their top performances and a special congrats to everyone who ran their first ultra at Hawkeye this weekend! Way to go!!!

We get a short break from No Coast racing this next month and resume again at the Sunderbruch B&B Trail Races in Davenport on May 19th and the Booneville Backroads Ultra south of Des Moines on May 26th!

 

NCTS Race #01 ‚Äď Red Shamrock Survivorship Trail Challenge

An abnormally cold “spring” morning greeted No Coast runners at this past weekend‚Äôs Red Shamrock Foundation Survivorship Trail Challenge but that didn’t deter runners from quickly hitting the trails and having a blast on a fun & challenging course all while supporting a great cause! Thankfully the wind held off and the sun was shining bright to make for what turned out to be quite the pleasant day on the No Coast!
Congratulations to all the race winners including No Coast regular Ross Salinas taking home 1st overall as well as No Coast runners Melissa Barnard, Kelly Teeselink, Adam Galluzzo, Debby Hildebrand, Nancy Mark and Bryan Powers all winning their respective divisions!

A huge thanks and congratulations to Red Shamrock Foundation for putting on an awesome event and being such a strong supporter of racing dirt on the No Coast!

Next up, this weekend’s Hawkeye 50K/25K!