Fall Trail Series ~ Race #4
Phil Ranly Bags Second Victory in Trail Series Finale
The weather finally cooperated for the final trail series run on September 29. Thunderstorms rolled through the Wissahickon during the afternoon, once more raising the specter of a cancelled trail run. But by race time, clear skies arrived and provided a perfect evening for running.
The race was notable for many reasons, primarily for the return of Rich Greifer to training after a hiatus of many months. He ran in the fun run division with Petra, Louis Secreto and Chris Moore. There was a large turnout of 30 runners.
The course was advertised as three miles long including a loop of Pachella Field, but turned out to be about 2.5 miles long. There were lots of fast times, especially winner Phil Ranly. Phil’s record for the fall trail series: two firsts and one second….very impressive. Many thanks to Chris Moore for directing runners at one turn which many runners would have otherwise missed because of gathering darkness. Below are the results, more or less!!