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)