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Michaux Trail Cup 50-Miler - Pennsylvania

Posted by: Karen Potter |May 1, 2012 1:52 AM
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Cheryl Sornson Shows She's in Top NUE Form with Win in Michaux, Dylan Johnson Take Men's Title in Michaux

Written by: Karen Potter


The Michaux Trail Cup held at Michaux State Forest in Pennsylvania, well known for it's brutally rough singletrack, was met with cloudy, damp skies in the morning after heavy rain all evening.  Thankfully, since it has been an unusually dry spring, the trails soaked up the rain quite nicely.  Some of the dirt roads were bit soggy and soft, but overall conditions were great.  The 50 milers went off at 9am and rode the easier of the two loops well under two hours.  The second loop  offered up more difficult climbs, including a couple hike a bike sections, along with some prime Michaux singletrack and some rough steep descents that took racers much longer to complete. 

The men's race saw phenom Dylan Johnson put the hammer down and finish in an astounding 4 hours.  Chris Beck had chased hard but suffered with a couple flats and ultimately finished in 3rd place in 4'19" with Jed Price finished 2nd.  The women's race saw local Michaux Queen Cheryl Sornson stomp on her home turf.  She took off from the start and never looked back hanging with NUE Series Singlespeed winner, Gerry Pflug, for the entirety of the race.  She said if she could hang with Gerry for the race, she knew she was having a good day.  Gerry won the singlespeed category and was second overall finishing in 4'12".  Cheryl was third overall.  Karen Potter, racing for MTBRacenews.com, came in a distant 2nd in the women's field after having a pedal seize up her shortly into the 2nd lap and having to walk back to the start/finish where she was able to borrow a pedal and finish the race. 

The 50 miler race also counted as the second race in the Mid Atlantic Super Series Endurance race series. 

 

Results

 

Women 50 Mile

 

1,

Cheryl Sornson

Team CF

4.00.02

2,

Karen Potter

Epic Brewing/MTBRaceNews.com

5.16.56

 

Men 50 Mile

 

1,

Dylan Johnson

Scott RC MTB Team

4.00.02

2,

Jed Prentice

Bike Doctor

4.16.39

3,

Chris Beck

 

4.19.02

4,

Noah Mabry

Shirk’s 10

4.20.27

5,

Dan Rapp

 

4.22.46

6,

Aaron Barr

Shirk’s 10

4.23.26

7,

Brett Carper

Shirk’s 10

4.28.43

8,

Andrew Hoover

 

4.34.01

9,

Tom Dinunzio

Cyclecraft

4.39.22

10,

Thomas Harris

 

4.56.28

11,

Joel Nankman

 

5.01.58

12,

Francis Cuddy

 

5.02.40

13,

Charles Kline

 

5.04.23

14,

Rob Campbell

 

5.07.02

15,

Michael Bonsby

 

5.11.19

16,

Zachary Repp

 

5.12.04

17,

Joch Reese

 

5.14.01

18,

Paul Lara

 

5.24.18

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