Craig Butler completed the Bobcat Trail Marathon, a 29 mile trail run around Burr Oak State Park. Craig, likely somewhat delirious at the time, took a wrong turn that got him briefly off trail but still, he finished 19th with a time of 4:53:05 but more like 4:45 without the detour. 200 people signed up for the event, 170 recorded a finish time although the results page shows something less than that. Craig's average pace was 11:12 over a very hilly, log strewn route that crosses streams forces one to skip around rocks, etc.. Trail running is very differrent from street running and a 11 minute pace for 29 miles is exceptional.
Results can be found here:
A brief run report can be found here by one of the participants.
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