Sunday, December 8, 2013

Clinton Lake Ultra: 2014 Version

I started the Clinton Lake 30-Mile Trail Run back in 2007 and was the race director for its first 4 years (2007-2010). In fact, I started this blog on October 20, 2007 to help support the race in its subsequent years under my direction. This is my 824th blog post. Guess I was hooked on race directing and blogging! After I retired from RD duties in 2010, I changed the name of this blog from "Clinton Lake Ultra" to the current "Chris' Ultra Blog" to better reflect the transformation from race-centric to Chirs-centric. It's always been ultra and trail focused.

Bob and Mike took over as race directors from 2011-2013. They had a good three years as directors. Now it's time for the third set of RDs--Don and Ellen take the reins for the 2014 version of the Clinton Lake Ultra on March 29, 2014. Good luck to them. They've dropped the 10-mile race that accompanied the event under Bob and Mike's time as RDs. Personally, I like that decision. No need to water-down the ultra experience by adding a 10-mile run. There are plenty of shorter races that people can do...leave the ultras to the ultra crowd.

Here is the Second Wind Running Club information page for the 2014 Clinton Lake Ultra (race date = March 29, 2014). Check it out and register for the race if you want to challenge yourself at a small-town, home-spun, 30-mile trail ultra in central Illinois! You won't regret it. It's a great first-time ultra and a wonderful 93rd ultra/marathon (for me). Hope to see you on the trails around the north fork of Clinton Lake in late March.


ed said...

Don & Ellen will make GREAT RDs for this race -- I guess that's what will finally get you back to Clinton Lake! I really like the course you laid out, as long as it's not too muddy. I hope to attend next year.

Happy Holidays!

Chris said...

Yep, I'm coming back to the Clinton Lake race! Don and Ellen will do a great job and it's been too long since I ran that course really hard. Hope too see you in late March...if not sooner. Maybe at LBL?