Jenkins Gets Another Mug at Trav’s Trail Run

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Yep, you can pretty much set your watch by it. Nate Jenkins earned yet another win at Trav’s Trail Run, a 5k cross country race held in Newburyport, MA. The winning time for Nate this year was 14:55, with a comfortable 35 second margin of victory. In other words, it didn’t come down to a lean at the tape. But let’s compare that to Nate’s recent victories:

2013 – Nate ran a 14:55 and won by 1:08
2012 – Nate ran a 14:54 and won by 1:02

See a pattern there? It’s pretty remarkable to see a man run nearly identical times year after year, especially off road and essentially by himself. Sub-15 appears to be the norm for him. All it takes is someone to show up and run a 14:54 to challenge him. Anybody?

For this particular race, Jenkins took it out hard and easily took the win. The top masters runner was Greg Putnam (4th overall) in 15:55. Another notable performance was Syros Barres in 6th place, a 51 yr old who ran 16:30 coming off of a 2:44 Boston Marathon.

For the ladies it was Betsy Suda for the win in 17:20. Molly Griffen was top masters in 20 flat.

Overall, there were 258 finishers on a day featuring nice weather and dry conditions on the course.
We couldn’t be there to cover it, but Jim Pawlicki was and he contributed much to this, including the pic. Jim ran a 16:27 and finished 5th overall.
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