Kurisky, Frazier Brothers Lead the Way at a Not So "Hot TWOT"
Jack Kurisky was the only 100-mile finisher at the "Hot TWOT" on October 1, finishing in a time of 37:50. As has become the norm for those seeking to actually finish the full 100 miles, Jack started on Friday September 30. The weather was chillier than experienced at most runnings of The Wild Oak Trail 100 in the Fall, with some snow swirling on the Big Bald section of the trail on Jack's fourth loop.
Eva Pastalkova, who finished the TWOT 100 in February, paced Jack through the last three of his four loops of the course. David Frazier, who also finished the February TWOT 100 with Eva, set out to run only one loop this time, but to run it really, really fast. And that he did, setting a new course record of 4:22. Mike Frazier also went after the record, running the course in the opposite direction from his brother David, and finishing in the third fastest time ever recorded for a loop of the Wild Oak Trail (4:37). For those wondering which direction is the "fast" way around The Wild Oak Trail, David has now established that counter-clockwise is the way to go. The old record for a single loop of 4:23 had been set by Mike Morton and Courtney Campbell. Results and pictures should be available soon on the TWOT site.