Tuff 10K Trail Race
|2011 race winner Matthew Carter of Saugus on the course.|
Congratulations to all of the runners in Sunday's Tuff 10K Trail Race at Breakheart in Saugus!
Unseasonably warm weather and high humidity did not hinder the performances of 2011 race winners and Saugus residents Matthew Carter and Jennifer Starrett, as both broke their previous course records in winning the 2nd Annual Tuff 10K Trail Race in Breakheart. Matthew's winning time of 48.39 on this very difficult course was 1:07 faster than his 2010 finish. Jennifer lowered her time by 3:36, winning the Women's Open division in 1:09:11 and finishing 7th overall. Rebecca Braun traveled all the way from Juneau, Alaska to shatter the Women's Masters record by ten minutes and thirty seconds, with a winning time of 1:14:23. Overall, the 2011 race had 75 registered runners, 61 starters, and 60 finishers. Complete race results have been posted at www.coolrunning.com. For information about the course check out our Trail Race website.
Thank you to all the runners, volunteers, and sponsors for making this year's race such a great success. Thank you also to AB-MAC Finish Systems, Joe Abelon, Bill Mullen, and Paul Croft for compiling the 2011 race results. A big thanks to all the staff at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for allowing us to hold the race at scenic Breakheart Reservation in Saugus.
And, last but not least, special thanks to Tuff 10K Race Coordinator Dan Scotina. Without his tremendous leadership and volunteer efforts, this event would not be possible.
All proceeds from the race support the Saugus River Watershed Council's river restoration and youth environmental education programs.