2015 Amelia 369 endurance race - Amelia Earhart Park - Hialiah, FL 1-24-15.
Another great race at one of the most popular South Florida courses, although it was a busy weekend event wise a good size turnout for this annual event. It was a windy day but the trails were in great shape with some of the fastest laps in the 35 minute range on the 8.7 mile loop. Winners included Samual Mejia in the 3 hour solo male class while Tanya Johnson was the top female 3hr racer. In the 6 Hour classes it was Josh Perez taking the men's category and Brooke McFerrin was the female 6 hour winner. The Best Bike Shop team of Vinny Silva and Allison Anjos topped all the 9 hour teams while Doug Deweese was the 9 hour solo champ. Beata Wronska held the lead from the begining and held on to a comanding lead in the women's 9 hour solo female class.
Many thanks to all that chipped in to help make the event happen, as many of you probably know I (David Berger) had suffered an accident the week before and was hospitalized at the time of the race, the amount of support and well wishes were simply overwhelming and much appreciated. I look forward to get back at the races soon but in the meantime our capable crew and volunteers will keep the events rolling each week.
Thanks again to the Amelida Trail Crew who as always have the trails in super shape and this time got a chance to showcase most of this fantastic trail system for the race, challenging and fun.
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2014-2015 Coconut Cup South Florida series #4 - Amelia Earhart Park - Hialiah, FL 1-3/4-15.
Awesome start to the new year of racing in South Florida as over 200 racers hit the trails at this very popular park. Saturday kicked off with an XTERRA trail run followed by the series Time Trial event for bonus points, Jonathan Perkinson won the 5k run while Rodolfo Burges took the top spot in the 10k men's classes and Adriana Neves was the top female overall. The 4.5 mile individual time trial course was basically set up using the East side of the trail system while the next days 6.3 mile cross country layout utilized the West side but on either course it was Bob McCarty taking the overall male spot with a time of 16:44 in the TT while Lauren Roswell topped all the women in TT and then won her class in Sunday's XC race. It was however Simone Berger taking the top female XC overall spot with her win in the women's cat 2 race.
Thanks to the Amelida Trail Crew who as always have the trails in super shape never fail to amaze with creative features and race layouts. The race will be at Virginia Key trails in Miami and will also feature a trail run on Saturday morning followed by the cross country Coconut cup race on Sunday.
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