FLRC 2019 Trail Circuit Winners: Pebblehead, Stonehead, and Boulderhead

FLRC is extremely pleased to announce the winners of FLRC’s 2019 Trail Circuit, as presented at yesterday’s Annual Meeting.

If you’re not up on how the Trail Circuit works, here’s the deal. For each race, every runner gets a score determined by dividing the winning time by their time, then multiplying by 100. So the winner gets 100 points, and everyone else gets a score under 100.

  • Pebblehead: The Pebblehead rankings are based on each runner’s top three races, and the Pebblehead awards are usually won by runners who have won or placed high in three races—Pebbleheads are our speedsters. Awards are given to the top man and woman.
  • Stonehead:  For the Stonehead rankings, all qualifying races count, and scores are tallied cumulatively. The more races in the circuit you run, the more points you garner. Stoneheads may not be the fastest, but they’re our quintessential trail runners, grinding out solid race after solid race. Awards are given to the top man and woman.
  • Boulderhead:  The Boulderhead rankings use a simpler scoring system—1 mile equals 1 point, regardless of finishing place. The runner—and there’s only one—who notches the most miles wins. Run the longest distance in each of our trail races and you’ll hit 150 miles.

Congratulations to the 2019 winners, who each received a custom award (a rock, of course!) engraved with their name. For the full rankings in each category, click the headings below.

  • Pebblehead (F)Greta Sieve — 293.87 points, thanks to wins in the Thom B. 26K and Tortoise & Hare, and a second-place finish in the Finger Lakes 50s 50K.
  • Pebblehead (M)Eric Sambolec — 300.00 points, thanks to wins in the Super Frosty Loomis 10K snowshoe race, the Thom B. 26K, and the Danby Down & Dirty 20K.
  • Stonehead (F)Sarah Ridenour — 568.42 points, tallied across 8 of 9 races, missing only Lucifer’s Crossing.
  • Stonehead (M)Bill King — 649.47 points, again thanks to his dedication in running 8 of 9 races, missing only Super Frosty Loomis.
  • BoulderheadPete Kresock — 105 miles, with many of them coming in the Thom B. 42K and the Finger Lakes 50s 50-mile race.
Trail Circuit awards

Finally, huge thanks to Steve Supron and Michael Xiao of Rev, Ithaca’s business incubator, who put in hours of work helping us create this year’s awards on Rev’s Glowforge laser engraver.