Tag: Trail Running

2017 Medoc Trail Races 10 Miler

Photo of bib from Medoc Trail Races

This was my 5th time at the Medoc Trail Races, and I came with an ambitious goal, at least for me, to complete the 10 miler in two hours or less. I had a great race last year coming in at 2:04:55 which was a huge improvement on the 2:22:48 I ran in 2014. Both my […]

2014 Medoc 10 Miler

This marks my third year at Medoc Trail Races. It’s always a high point in my season and always a little different. For example, this year the night before the race, participants got an e-mail from the race directors advising us that recent rains had caused Little Fishing Creek to exceed its banks with roughly […]

Frank’s Medoc 2013 Race Report

I thought it would be interesting to provide a supplemental to Alfred’s 2013 Medoc Race Report by providing some background on the lead-up to the event and our two widely divergent paths to arriving at Medoc. Alfred and myself along with my wife and daughter were watching the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh on June 2, […]

2013 Medoc Trail Marathon Race Report

Flight of the Stumble Bee  The 2013 Medoc Trail Marathon was the highlight of my race season this year. The Medoc Trail Races – both the marathon and 10 miler – have a lot going for them: dedicated race directors, amazing volunteers, challenging venue, excellent swag and cool trail names. If you like trail races […]

Quest for Medoc Part 2

Many things in life are predictable, reassuring, supposed to be there. I’m sure over the past few weeks you’ve seen more leaves on your local running path, maybe some acorns or walnuts. Heard the honks of migrating geese. Smelled that indefinable something that precedes autumn. How do I know that summer is lapping over into […]

Quest for Medoc: Part 1

October 2011 Owls Roost Trail, Greensboro, NC, Watershed Trails We find our hero, armed only with a hydration vest, speed-hiking the last few miles of the 2011 Triple Lakes marathon in a desperate bid to beat the eight-hour cutoff. I’m moving as fast as I can, maybe 20 minute miles. I’m walking a mountain bike […]

They Call Me Trout Lily!

In October, my family and I headed east to Hollister, NC, for Medoc Trail races, specifically the Medoc 10 Miler, www.medoctrailmarathon.com. I had been training for the Medoc Trail Marathon but a series of injuries sidelined me. Then I noticed a Facebook post by the race organizers showing the finisher medals for the 10 miler. […]