Dave Mackey Breaks Course Record at Firetrails 50
San Leandro, California, October 10. Dave Mackey broke Carl Andersen's 16-year-old course record at the 28th annual Dick Collins Firetrails 50. Chikara Omine pushed Mackey much of the way, and also finished under the venerable standard.
Bree Lambert was the women's winner. Katie Haldeman, running her first 50-miler, was second. The race was run under ideal conditions, with sunny skies and high temperatures in the low 70s. A record 252 started, and 235 finished.
1. Dave Mackey, 40, American Canyon, CA, 6:19:39 (course record, old record 6:26:42 by Carl Andersen, 1994)
2. Chikara Omine, 26, San Francisco, CA, 6:23:05
3. Gary Gellin, 42, Menlo Park, CA, 6:43:49
4. Leigh Schmitt, 38, Healdsburg, CA, 6:51:56
5. Victor Ballesteros, 40, San Rafael, CA, 6:56:09
1. Bree Lambert, 42, San Jose, CA, 8:04:06
2. Katie Haldeman, 28, CA, 8:11:41
3. Meredith Terranova, 35, Austin, TX, 8:21:18
4. Rory Bosio, 26, Tahoe City, CA, 8:29:09
5. Sarah Lavender Smith, 42, Piedmont, CA, 8:31:53
Photo below: view of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco from Seaview Trail at mile 30. (photo by Bob Butsic)