Friday, May 12, 2006

Triple Crown Trail Championship in East Bay, Northern California

I just caught this announcement for a triple-header short course trail running series in the East Bay (Oakland and Berkeley, CA). For those of you thinking the Ohlone 50k might be a bit much (and the Bay to Breakers might be too big), it starts next weekend!

Happy running, SD


The sixth annual East Bay Triple Crown Trail Championship is coming up. The first leg of the trail running series is May 21 at Tilden Park in Berkeley. The Tilden Tough 10 starts at 8 a.m. For more information call (510) 644-4224 or log on to The three-race championship covers some of the most scenic areas of the East Bay Regional Park district. The second leg of the triple crown is the Lake Chabot Trail Challenge on June 4 in Castro Valley. The race is a half-marathon (13.1 miles). It also starts at 8 a.m. For more information, call (510) 278-0451 or log on to The final leg of the series is the 41st annual Woodminster Cross Country Race at Joaquin Miller Park on June 18 at 9 a.m. The Woodminster race is the oldest annual run in the East Bay. The distance is 9 miles. For more information, call (510) 655-8228 or log on to Runners must finish all three races to qualify for the triple crown championship.

1 comment:

  1. The Tilden Tough Ten was held on May 21st under cloudy skies. A herd of cows had chopped up part of the trail race course making it very dangerous maneuvering. However, there were no injuries and the first leg of the East Bay Triple Crown Trail Championships got off to a good start. After the first race the standings for the top runners are:
    Men's Open
    1. Ivan Medina 61:16
    2. Justin Simon 61:34
    3. Nicholas Ohler 61:53
    4. Andrew Jones 62:48
    5. Michael Slavin 63:06
    Women's Open
    1. Shannon Rahlves 67:33
    2. Jenny Wong 68:48
    3. Allie Bigelow 71:08
    4. Tanja Tanguney 71:28
    5. Lisa Wade 72:39
    Joe King Cup (50+)
    1. Joe Schieffer 67:14
    2. John Pettinchio 68:57
    3. Dan Anderson 69:58
    4. Arnold Ramos 72:13
    5. Daniel Ramos 74:53
    Ruth Anderson Cup (50+)
    1. Maria Briones 78:24
    2. Holly Starr 82:53
    3. Sue Chen 86:00
    4. Emily Toy 91:57
    5. Eve Pell 94:45

    Gareth Fong reporting


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