Intro | Past Results, Reports & Photos | Route Details | 2004 Carrboro 50K
The Carrboro 50K is a rocky and rooty 5 lap run on a 10K loop along the local trails of the Bolin Creek area inside the Carrboro, NC city limits. This low-key fun run is put together by Scott Brockmeier and is held in January. This event was designed originally as a last long training opportunity for the Uwharrie 40 mile Mountain Run in early February.
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1st Annual Carrboro 50K >>> 25 January, 2003 Place Name Time 1
2003 Carrboro 50K photos by Mike Day
Carrboro 50K 2003 Report by Race Director:
Promptly at 8:12 am 15 runners started the first of 5 laps of roots, rocks, snow and ice. Odds are that you won't be running in snow in central NC even in January but this weekend we beat the odds. There were even two runners who live on the South Carolina coast who couldn't make it because they were snowed in. 18 degrees at the start made for squeaky snow but the 40's later in the day had things getting a bit sloppier. Runners talked about how each loop was like running a different trail.
The highlight of the day for me was to see Teddy Gray gut it out for his first ultra finish. As the times indicate, this trail in these conditions was none too easy. Teddy was, I think, questioning his ability/desire to finish as early as the third lap but kept going and with a bit of prodding (some would say coercion) left the comfort of the aid station for that last lap. Way to go, Teddy!
Despite nearly everyone getting at least a bit off trail at one time or another (including Anita and Jay who did the 58K variation) everyone seemed to enjoy the trail, the scenery, and the chicken soup at the finish. Prior to the run, runners had been asked for their finisher's t-shirt size and some had been told of the finisher's award I was making. Few suspected, I would guess, that these were one and the same.