Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pioneer Road Run 2009

The Pioneer Road Run, which runs from Phoenix, OR to Talent, OR and back again, is southern Oregon's oldest road race. The race was first run in 1971 and has continued since. There is both a nine mile and five kilometer race. This year more than 150 runners ventured out for these races. Here are some race images captured by Andy Atkinson along the course.

The outpouring of volunteers made it possible for Joe Griffin to run Pioneer this year. Usually he's found behind the timing table recording finishing times.

Ian Torrence huffs it through the last quarter mile of the nine mile race.

Personal trainer, Mike Sotos, demonstrates the proper use of compression socks.

Adam Seibert leads a long string of runners, including Chris Redfedlt (red jersey), in the early minutes of the five kilometer race.

Chris Rennaker uses Pioneer as preparation for California's North Face 50 Miler in December.

Trevor Palmer enroute to a 15:07 5K victory. Five seconds shy of his own course record.

Hal Koerner digs in as he closes in on Erik Skaggs in the closing seconds of the race.

Sarah Hyman wins the Pioneer nine mile race.

Corey Hartgrave crosses the line in the nine mile race in 43:07 to win the wheelchair division.

Damian Baldovino (nine mile winner) leads a charging Bob Julian and fully recovered Erik Skaggs (red jersey) in the nine mile race.

More of Andy Atkinson's photos can be found on the Mailtribune's website here.

Full race results can be found on the Southern Oregon Runners website here.

Congratulations to all runners, volunteers and race director Jan Griffin for a job well done!


Rennaker said...

Torrence, what's going on with your lower lip?
Thanks for posting them dude

Speedgoat Karl said...

Socks and sleeves everywhere!

kate said...

WONDERFUL to see Erik back out there- a blessing!

Todd Braje said...

Is anyone going to be around on Monday afternoon and/or Tuesday morning/afternoon for a run in Ashland? My wife and I are going to be passing through.
Todd Braje --

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