July 20, 2012
Bethel – Newtown CT. Huntington State Park / Saturday July 14.
The YES Endurance Series offering of 2 trail races in Huntington State Park of 5k and 10k lengths, proved to be an outstanding venue for over 120 trail runners this Saturday.
Determined athletes were not at all deterred by the extra challenge of heat, and high humidity. The trail hardened 10k competitors all finished the hot, rugged course in under 1:30. The 45 athletes that competed in the 5K race all finished in under an hour. “This group did an awesome job here today. HSP is one of our most challenging venues with its winding trails and rollercoaster hills, the footing is not always friendly, and the climb up the telephone line trail is nothing short of brutal” stated race director Mac McCluskey.
For their efforts, all 10K finishers were awarded the coveted YES Series Endurance medal, and 5k finishers were awarded Connecticut YES 5K medals.
Second place 5k racer, and age group winner, Mic Madeska wrote: "I just wanted to thank you again for putting on such a good race, I've openly stated that the YES events are the best trail races in CT and further, I really enjoy them.
Event Sponsors : Supporting Sponsor Probar the certified organic all natural energy bar, along with Wicked Fast Sports Nutrition, Eastern Mountain Sports / Stamford, and Road ID wish to congratulate all runners and finishers. The YES Endurance Sports Series donates $5. of every entry fee to the National Ability Center to help with their ongoing efforts to provide support to challenged athletes, and the Wounded Warrior Project.
10K winners: Moira Kenny (female) 52:53:1 and John Scinto (male) 50:21.0 took home the honors. Both athletes won a free one way trip to Salt Lake City, and entry for, the YES Wild Bunch 50K Championship, October 6th in Park City Utah.
5k winners were: Tracy Clang (female) 36:24.5 and Tom Maney (male) 28:35:0