UMTR Ultra Series: Ice Age Update – Speedy Times Down South

After another set of races this past weekend there has been some moving and shaking in the standings. Good weather in Wisconsin made for excellent racing in the Southern Kettle Moraine.

In the women’s open division, Amie Spieth had a great finish as the 13th woman in the 50 mile race, which, combined with some volunteer points, ties her with Christi Nowak and Leslie Semler at the top. 2014 seems to be the year of the tie so far, and looks especially competitive! Kathy Jambor continues to hold the Masters and Overall lead, but the three mentioned above are close behind.

For the men, Chris Rubesch finished well in the 50 mile, taking 10th place for men. He now holds a narrow 10 point lead over Corey Jurowski in the open and overall division. Wayne Nelson pulled double duty by volunteering Friday and racing Saturday, giving him a 10 point advantage in the Masters over Mike Barton, who earned his own 50 mile finish at the Ice Age. Will we see a bit of back and forth developing between those two as the season progresses? Stay tuned! And for the Grandmasters, Peter Schnorbach had a fine finish in the 50 mile race to claim the division lead.

Up next are the Spring Superior Races this weekend, which promise to be memorable. If you are racing, keep in mind the advice from “Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and make sure you know where your towel is. Given the recent trail reports, you may be fairly muddy by the finish… should be lots of fun!

As always, please check the results and contact us with any errors or omissions (pass on interesting race or volunteer stories too!). Remember to report your volunteer efforts too! We’re very excited about how this series is still growing (nearly 100 participants!), and love to hear from you.

Results can be found on the UMTR Ultra Series Page.

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