The Trail Mix

Westchester/Fairfield Trail Race Series

October 16, 2019
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Standings Update Post Paine to Pain 2019

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{updated 10/18 to fix some name spellings and add in additional results from P2P} — Let us know if you notice an error in the standings and we will address it. Thanks!

Five races in the 2019 Trail Mix Series are compete! Two more to go! (Run the Farm & Raven Rocks)

There are 45 women who are currently eligible for scoring in the Trail Mix Series.

Jacqueline Kehoe is first overall with overall wins in the Leatherman’s Loop and A Mild Sprain. Lindsey Felling is a close second with one win at Sarah Bishop and two other top performances at the Leatherman’s Loop and Paine to Pain. Chelsea Ellis finished high up in the Loop and Paine to Pain to rank third overall. Christina Thomson (3 races) and Katie Hulme (3 races) round out the top 5. With only two more races in the series, any runner with just two races completed needs to finish both Run the Farm and Raven Rocks to qualify for final scoring.

Helena Randolph (2 races) leads her nearest competition in the 13&under (FKd) category. Deborah Young is leading in the F40 category with three races in the books. Kathy Jackson leads in the F50 category with two races to date. Cindy Scannell leads in the F60 category – also with two races completed.

Of special note — Susan Burke is the only woman to run four of the five the Trail Mix Series races in 2019. No woman has run all five this year, unlike past years where there was always at least one.

There are 149 men who are currently eligible for scoring in the Trail Mix Series.

Eamonn Sullivan leads — he won A Mild Sprain and came in as a top 3 finisher at the Loop. Will McDonough won the Loop and came in third in Paine to Pain, giving him second place. Kevin Hoyt has run in 4 of the 5 Trail Mix races and is in third place. He has already qualified for an automatic selection in the Loop Lottery this coming January.

Past Trail Mix series winner Luis Francisco is currently fourth overall with four races complete. Jacob Benesch is next up in fifth – and Jacob has again run in all five of the Trail Mix Series races to date. Bill Bradsell (4 races) has won the M50 category each of the last three years and is on track to repeat.

Shane Waring is leading the 13 & under division with Jackson Bieber and James Bysshe on his heels. Peter Jones (2 races) leads the M60 category with Steven Rolnik (2 races) and Ed Moore (3 races) just behind.

James “Poppy” McGough leads the M70 category with 4 of the 5 trail mix races completed. Nick Ohnell is on his tail with 3 races complete.

Of special note — John Goodrow, Jacob Benesch, Bryan Wujcik, Gerard Mattia, Charles Vaccaro, Rick Meese, and Andrew Chasen have all run every Trail Mix Series race to date in 2019.

Mr Trail Mix

Charles Vaccaro has run in EVERY SINGLE TRAIL MIX RACE EVER! The series was started in 2014 and Charlie has done all thirty-one races in that span. He’s the only one with that streak. He is officially “Mr Trail Mix!”

There are two more races in the series — that means if you have run in at least two races in the series to date you can still finish the 2019 series and get your final score and become eligible for the 2020 Loop Lottery!

Of course you don’t need to run in the series to race in these trail races.

The remaining races in the series are:

Sign up today! Hope to see you on the trails!

……..David, Brant, Lee, Barry, Geoff, Eric, Rob, and Tony (the Trail Mix race directors)

October 11, 2019
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Standings Update Post Sarah Bishop 2019

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Four races in the 2019 Trail Mix Series are compete!

In the women’s trail mix series, Jacqueline Kehoe is leading – winning both Trail Mix races she entered in 2019. She is followed by Lily Day who won Where the Pavement Ends – her only trail mix race.

Last year’s Trail Mix champ Lindsey Felling is a close third overall. Kelsey Crawford is fourth overall and Allison Gadaleta is fifth. These standings are sure to change after Paine to Pain since many runners only have one Trail Mix race in the bag now.

On the men’s side it is up for grabs – with at least 10 men having at least one strong finish under their belt. Will McDonough is leading on the strength of his Leatherman’s Loop overall win – but that is his only Trail Mix race to date. Eamonn Sullivan has two races under his belt and one of those was a win, putting him in second place overall. He needs to run in two of the three remaining races to complete the series for scoring.

There are eight other men who are within striking distance of the top score, but only one of them has more than one finish: Kevin Hoyt. Kevin has run in all four of the Trail Mix races to date. This means he is among just 14 men and one woman to have a complete series to date.

We are looking forward to see what Paine to Pain brings this coming weekend with the standings. Many one-and-done runners will be out of the running for a complete 2019 Trail Mix Series. Many runners are well on their way to qualify though.

The age group category standing require more study and will become more clear as runners are eliminated from qualifying. More to come in the post-P2P recap.

You don’t need to run in the series to race in these trail races – they are open to any who want to run! When you are ready for the challenge, we’re here for you!

The remaining races in the series are:

Sign up today! Hope to see you on the trails!

August 20, 2019
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Upcoming Fall Trail Mix Series Races

Trail Mix Runners:

We hope you are enjoying August! With two races complete, we have updated the results to date for the Trail Mix Series here:

There is still plenty of time and races to catch up — and add to your total!

We have five exciting and challenging Trail Mix Series races coming in September, October, and November.

All races are Sunday mornings. Check the individual race website for place and time details. Click the register link next to the race above to get signup info.

To be eligible for the Trail Mix Series, you must complete at least four of the seven races (The Leatherman’s Loop and A Mild Sprain have already passed for 2019). If you have completed two already you just need two more! If you have run none so far, you can pick four out of five and still be In The Mix!

Bonus: If you complete the Trail Mix Series in 2019, you are guaranteed automatic selection upon your entry into the Leatherman’s Loop Lottery in January 2020. (Remember: you must enter the loop lottery to get in as a Trail Mix automatic selection!)

If you are looking for a group to train and run trails with, check our SundayRuns.org website. Even if you can’t make the Sunday 8am runs, there are always other options — plus tons of local trail maps with designated routes you can follow on your own.

There has never been a better time to be a trail runner in our area!

Hope to see you on the trails!

……..David, Brant, Lee, Barry, Mark, Geoffrey, Megan, Eric, Rob, and Tony (the Trail Mix race directors)



If you want to follow the series, you can add these links to your social media apps:

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May 6, 2019
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A Mild Sprain – Sunday, June 2nd

The second race of the 2019 Trail Mix Trail Series is set to go on June 2nd at 9:45am sharp.

A Mild Sprain is held at Sprain Ridge Park in Yonkers, NY.

This year marks the 8th year of the race. Race directors David Vogel and Brant Brooks are gearing up for a big crowd and great fundraising for JDRF. They hope to surpass last year’s record fundraising.

Sign up and come to Sprain Ridge Park and Run! We’re looking forward to seeing you there!


The third race in the series is called “Where The Pavement Ends” and will be held in the Fall, September 15, 2019, at Lake Windwing in Ridgefield CT. More information and registration for that race can be found here and on the Mild Sprain race website.

February 8, 2019
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Trail Mix 2019

Dear Trail Runners:

We are bringing back the Trail Mix Trail Series for a sixth year in 2019!

Runners can compete in the series by completing at least 4 of the 7 races in the series. The best four count towards the point totals for the series if runners complete five or six of the series races.

Trail Mix Series points are calculated as described on this page.

Runners who complete the 2019 series are eligible for automatic selection in the 2020 Leatherman’s Loop Lottery. (Runners who completed the 2018 series were eligible for automatic selection in the 2019 Loop Lottery! (as long as they entered the Loop Lottery!!)

The races in the Trail Mix 2019 are, in chronological order:

All of the Trail Mix series races are on Sunday mornings.

Hope this helps you plan your 2019 race calendar and you can join us, run in, and complete the series in 2019.

….David, Brant, Lee, Barry, Mark, Geoff, Megan, Rob, and Tony (the Trail Mix race directors)

December 21, 2018
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Trail Mix Series 2018 Final Results

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We wrapped up the 2018 Trail Mix Series with the Raven Rocks Run at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

Note – ALL runners who completed the 2018 Trail Mix Series by running at least four of the seven races in the series are eligible for automatic selection in the Leatherman’s Loop Lottery as long as they enter the Loop Lottery in January 2019. In 2018 there are 82 runners who qualify for the automatic selection in 2019. See links to Men’s and Women’s standings links above for listing of all runners eligible.

Series Wrap-Up

Lindsey Felling in the final mile of the 2018 Run the Farm.

Lindsey Felling won the Women’s Trail Mix Series for 2018. Lindsey won her last two races to take over the lead. Congratulations Lindsey!

Louise Mullan finished a very close second overall — just 0.21 points behind Lindsey — and first in the F30 category.

Kelsey Crawford finished third overall and won the FJr category. Emily Bocklet took fourth overall. Britt Benn was fifth overall.

Deborah Young took the F40 category and sixth overall. Kathy Lynch won the F50 category. Michele Stefanov won the F60 category for the second year in a row.

Cathy Nottage was the only woman to run in all seven Trail Mix Series races this year — well done Cathy!

Alexsei Chernov in the home stretch of the 2018 Sarah Bishop Bushwhack.

Aleksei Chernov won the 2018 Men’s Trail Mix Series. Aleksei won one of the four races in the series he ran in and came in very strong in the other three races. Congratulations Aleksei!

Matt Bedoukian came in second overall and won the M30 category. Jacob Benesch ran in all seven Trail Mix Series races and came in a very close third just 0.02 points behind Matt.

Guy Benn was 4th overall and first in the M40 age group. Bill Bradsell took fifth overall and the M50 category for the fourth year in a row.

John Walsh took the M60 category. Rob Fryer won the M70 category for the second year in a row.

Christopher Demuth III won the M13 & under category and was the youngest finisher (10 years old) of the Trail Mix Series for te second year in a row. Nice job Christopher!

Some final highlights:

  • Charlie Vaccaro continued his unbroken Trail Mix streak, running in all twenty-seven Trail Mix races since the series began in 2014.
  • Eric Foxhall has participated in 22 of the 27 Trail Mix races to date.
  • Jacob Benesch ran in all seven Trail Mix 2018 races as did eight other men including Gabriel Brecher, Paul Woolley, David Vogel, John Goodrow, Christopher Demuth III, Chris Demuth Jr, Christopher Dean, and Charles Vaccaro.
  • Cathy Nottage was the only woman to run all seven in the 2018 series.
  • 82 Runners – 60 men and 22 women – finished the 2018 Trail Mix Series.
  • 2,712 different runners (969 women and 1,743 men) competed in at least one race in the 2018 Trail Mix Series.
  • Congratulations everyone on a series well run – and enjoy that well earned automatic selection in the Loop Lottery as you enter it in January 2019!

Sign up for Trail Mix Series email updates during the year. Don’t miss race dates or signup deadlines!

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Below is the Complete List of Runners who completed the 2018 Trail Mix Series. These runners are eligible for automatic selection in the Leatherman’s Loop 2019 Lottery —  if they enter the Lottery!

Note: if you are missing from the list below and you ran in at least 4 of the 7 trail mix races in 2018, please Contact Us so we can verify and update it.)
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October 25, 2018
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Standings Update – Post Run The Farm

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SIX races in the 2018 Trail Mix Series are compete! Only one more to go to make it a Lucky seven! (Raven Rocks Run – November 11)

There are 29 women who are currently eligible for scoring in the Trail Mix Series. Lindsey Felling has taken over the series lead with Louise Mullan just 0.04 points behind Lindsey in second place. Kelsey Crawford fell to third overall after Run The Farm, down by less than 1 point. Emily Bocklet is not far behind Kelsey in fourth overall. Katie Hulme is in fifth overall and is the first in the Juniors category. Of the top 5, Kelsey and Katie both have completed four races which is enough to be officially scored.

This tight race makes for some interesting scenarios: Each of the top 3 female runners has a chance to take it all at Raven Rocks by finishing above the other two. Kelsey can win the series by finishing higher than Lindsey and Louise. Lindsey can guarantee an overall win by beating Kelsey and Louise. And Louise can take it all with a win over Lindsey and Kelsey. It will be exciting to see who takes the prize! Kelsey has a chance to come back and win the series with an overall win at Raven Rocks and get the first ever perfect score. We only count the top 4 trail mix race finishes — and she will have five if she wins Raven Rocks enabling her to drop her lowest point score.

Deborah Young is leading in the F40 category with four races completed of the six run so far in the series. Kathy Lynch leads in the F50 category with four races completed. Michelle Stefanov leads in the F60 category.

Of special note — Cathy Nottage is the only woman to run all SIX of the Trail Mix Series races in 2018. Congratulations Cathy!

There are 77 men who are currently eligible for scoring in the Trail Mix Series.. Alexei Chernov has taken over the lead in the men’s Trail Mix Series. Matt Bedoukian is trailing by just under a point in second place. Jacob Benesch is third – and Jacob has run in all six of the 2018 Trail Mix Series races to date.

Guy Benn and Bill Bradsell have five and four races under their belts, respectively. Bill has won the M50 category each of the last two years and is trailed by Randolph2 and Paul Limmiatis. Guy is eading the M40 category, trailed by Mikhail YeremeevEdmund Dee, and Tom CurleyChristopher DeMuth III is leading the 13 & under division with Zachary Bertin on his heels.

Of special note — Christopher Dean, John Goodrow, Jacob Benesch, Paul Limmiatis, Gabriel Brecher, Charles Vaccaro, Paul Woolley, Christopher Demuth III, and Chris Demuth Jr have all run every Trail Mix Series race to date (six total) in 2018.

Extra special noteCharles Vaccaro has run in EVERY SINGLE TRAIL MIX RACE EVER! The series was started in 2014 and Charlie has done all twenty-seven races in that span including the six so far this year. He’s the only one with that streak. He is officially “Mr Trail Mix!”

There are two more races in the series — that means if you have run in at least two races in the series to date you can still finish the 2018 series! Of course you don’t need to run in the series to race in these trail races.

The final race in the series is the Raven Rocks Run on Sunday, November 11 at 9am. Hope to see you there!

Hope to see you on the trails!

……..David, Brant, Lee, Barry, Mark, Geoff, Eric, Rob, and Tony (the Trail Mix race directors)


PS: Let us know of any scoring mistakes or omissions and we will fix them ASAP!

 

October 18, 2018
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Standings Update Post Paine to Pain

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Five races in the 2018 Trail Mix Series are compete! Two more to go! (Run the Farm & Raven Rocks)

There are 63 women who are currently eligible for scoring in the Trail Mix Series. Kelsey Crawford maintains her commanding lead with a perfect score so far. Kelsey has won every Trail Mix race she has entered in 2018. The women’s age category races are very tight with Lindsey Felling and Louise Mullan within 0.2 points in the F30 age category. Emily Bocklet is not far behind, and Emily has completed three races and needs just one more to qualify for final scoring. Lindsey and Louise each have two races in the series under their belts.

Katie Hulme has a comfortable lead over her nearest competition in the Juniors category. Katie needs just one more race to complete the series. Deborah Young is leading in the F40 category with three races in the books. Jourdan Pignatelli leads in the F20 category with two races to date. Kathy Jackson leads in the F50 category with two races completed.

Of special note — Cathy Nottage is the only woman to run all five of the Trail Mix Series races in 2018.

There are 142 men who are currently eligible for scoring in the Trail Mix Series.. Michael Oliva and Luis Francisco had two strong finishes early in the series but have not appeared in a fall Trail Mix race to date. Alexei Chernov did not race the two spring Trail Mix races and his only two appearances were in fall races. Even though they did not line up head to head, Michael and Alexei are separated by a mere 0.02 points in the standings. Luis is just 0.1 point behind. They will all need to complete the final two races in the series to qualify for scoring.

Justin Lubeley is very close as well, with strong finishes in the Loop and P2P. Matt Bedoukian is currently in 6th overall. Jacob Benesch is next up – and Jacob has run in all five of the 2018 Trail Mix Series races to date. Bill Bradsell and Guy Benn have three and four races under their belts, respectively. Bill has won the M50 category each of the last two years and is on track to repeat.

Shane Waring is leading the 13 & under division with Jackson Bieber, Christopher DeMuth, and Zachary Bertin on his heels.

Of special note — Christopher Dean, John Goodrow, Jacob Benesch, Paul Limmiatis, Gabriel Brecher, Charles Vaccaro, Paul Woolley, Christopher Demuth III, Chris Demuth Jr, and Scott Sutton have all run every Trail Mix Series race to date in 2018.

Extra special note — Charles Vaccaro has run in EVERY SINGLE TRAIL MIX RACE EVER! The series was started in 2014 and Charlie has done all twenty-six races in that span. He’s the only one with that streak. He is officially “Mr Trail Mix!”

There are two more races in the series — that means if you have run in at least two races in the series to date you can still finish the 2018 series! Of course you don’t need to run in the series to race in these trail races.

The remaining races in the series are:

Sign up today! Hope to see you on the trails!

……..David, Brant, Lee, Barry, Mark, Geoff, Eric, Rob, and Tony (the Trail Mix race directors)

 

October 5, 2018
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Standings Update Post Sarah Bishop

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Four races in the 2018 Trail Mix Series are compete!

In the women’s trail mix series, Kelsey Crawford has a commanding lead – winning every Trail Mix race she has entered in 2018. The age category titles are still up for grabs though!

On the men’s side it is a lot more up in the air – with at least 6-7 men having at least one strong finish under their belt. Alexei Chernov has two strong finishes and definitely has an advantage going into Paine to Pain this weekend.

There are three more races in the series — so if you have run in at least one race in the series to date you can still finish 2018’s series! Of course you don’t need to run in the series to race in these trail races.

The remaining races in the series are:

Sign up today! Hope to see you on the trails!

 

September 11, 2018
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It’s Fall – Trail Mix Series 2018 Resumes!

We have five exciting and challenging Trail Mix Series races in September, October, and November.

All races are Sunday mornings. Check the individual race website for place and time details. Click the register link next to the race above to get signup info.

Hope to see you on the trails!