Points race to heat up in Trail Run Series

Written on May 19th, 2015 by , Category Events, News, Trail Running

By Steve Maher

WENATCHEE — The points race that is part of the Volyn Law Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series will continue May 31 when the Red Devil Challenge Trail Runs unfold south of Cashmere.

Jody Chinchen of Ellensburg leads the women's long-course division.

After the series’ first event, the Horse Lake Trail Runs on May 9, Barry Hodges and Jody Chinchen pace the long-course division’s men and women standings, respectively. And Ross Lindell and Sarah Barkley lead the short-course division standings for men and women, respectively. (For the top 10 in each division, please see below.)

Competitors in the Trail Run Series, which is put on by RunWenatchee, accumulate points based on how they place at individual trails runs during the year. There are short-course and long-course divisions.

This year’s Trail Run Series began May 9 with the Horse Lake Trail Runs in the Wenatchee Foothills. Following the Red Devil runs, the Series takes the summer off before concluding next fall with the Oktoberfest Pumpkin Trail Runs near Leavenworth on Oct. 18.

At the conclusion of the series, prize money will be awarded to the top three overall finishers (male and female) in both divisions. Runners must complete all three races in a division to be considered for the prize money.

Races that make up the long course division include the Horse Lake Half-Marathon, Red Devil 25K and Oktoberfest Pumpkin 10-Mile.

Races that make up the short-course division include the Horse Lake 5-Mile, Red Devil 10K and Oktoberfest Pumpkin Run 8K.

In addition, RunWenatchee will give out “Any Trail Runner Awards” to a male trail runner and a female trail runner who compete in all three events and show the will and determination to finish a trail run series, all with a smile on their faces.

For more on the points race and its rules, please visit https://www.runwenatchee.com/trail-run-series/.

Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series
Points standings
Long-course division men
1. Barry Hodges, 10 points
2. Butch Lane, 9 points
3. Jared Purcell, 8 points
4. Michael Tonge, 7 points
5. Brent Biggar, 6 points
6. John Speiker, 5 points
7. Ed Henley, 4 points
8. Scott Volyn, 3 points
9. Jeffrey Yamada, 2 points
10. Jason Lundgren, 1 point

Long-course division women
1. Jody Chinchen, 10 points
2. Selina Danko, 9 points
3. Chelan Pauly, 8 points
4. Justin Hambleton, 7 points
5. Cody Graf, 6 points
6. Cate Burgess, 5 points
7. Emelia Burgess, 4 points
8. Julie Harper, 3 points
9. Lorena Boyd, 2 points
10. Kayla Oakes, 1 point

Short-course division men
1. Ross Lindell, 10 points
2. Kerry Farrell, 9 points
3. Doug Wood, 8 points
4. Matthew Tangeman, 7 points
5. Ben Martin, 6 points
6. Chase Burgett, 5 points
7. Kyle Almekinder, 4 points
8. Cory Feil, 3 points
9. Troy Ruckman, 2 points
10. Josh Parker, 1 point

Short-course division women
1. Sarah Barkley, 10 points
2. Amy Sheehan, 9 points
3. Jillian Reiner, 8 points
4. Hayley Grant, 7 points
5. Rachel Thody, 6 points
6. Ann Hendrickson, 5 points
7. Galen Sorom, 4 points
8. Kristie Pedersen, 3 points
9. Breanna Black, 2 points
10. Debra Vaughn, 1 point

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