Peanut Island 24/12/6 Hour 2010

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Date:    Sat, 1 Jan 2011 01:01:48 -0500
From:    Mike Melton
Subject: Final results of the Peanut Island Races

Hello All –

Final results of all three fixed-time races – the 6-hour, the 12-hour, and the 24-hour – are now posted at  The race took place on historic and scenic Peanut Island, located in the Intracoastal Waterway off the shores of West Palm Beach, Florida.  The 24-hour started at 10:00 AM on the 31st, and finished at 10:00 AM on New Year’s Day.

We had some dramatic late-night and early-morning racing, as the midrace 24-hour favorite, Keith Straw, showed how easily plans can go awry.  He ran into stomach issues as he neared the 100-mile mark, and Canadian Dave Carver smelled the blood and revved up his running to cruise past Keith and run away with the men’s title with 116-plus miles.  Rick Myers, a midrace contender who dropped out of the top three for a while recovered nicely and posted a 113-plus mile performance for second place.  Brad Compton took advantage of the early-morning carnage to slip into third place with 107-plus miles.  Keith ended up with 101-plus miles and fifth place.

In the women’s race, Bonnie Busch from the Davenport, Iowa area showed how to execute a race plan to perfection as she outlasted everyone else to win the women’s title with 103-plus miles, good for fourth place overall.
Bonnie passed second-place women’s finisher Stephanie Robinson, who notched a personal-best of 101-plus miles, in the final two laps of the certified 1.234-mile loop course.  Sue Ellen Trapp, 64 years young and a veteran
ultrarunner and holder of at least 11 standing national and age-group records, finished third with 91-plus miles.  Sue Ellen’s total mileage surpasses the American Women’s Age 60-64 24-Hour record shown on the American Ultrarunning Association’s website, and since this race was both USATF sanctioned as well as USATF course-certified, we will be contacting the AUA about the process of ratifying Sue Ellen’s possible age group record.

A total of 10 out of 46 24-hour runners surpassed the 100-mile mark, which is a testament to the talent, the venue, and the race organization that Race Director Bob Becker put into this first-time event.  I have a Financial
Interest in this race since I provided the computer timing, scoring and results services.


Mike Melton
Jensen Beach, FL

Place Name Bib No Gender/Age Laps Pace/Distance
1 Dave Carver 17 M/49 94 12:22/M  115.996
2 Rick Meyers 24 M/44 92 12:39/M  113.528
3 Brad Compton 33 M/56 87 13:21/M  107.358
4 Bonnie Busch 10 F/52 84 13:44/M  103.656
5 Keith Straw 3 M/55 82 12:48/M  101.188
6 Stephanie Robinson 16 F/33 82 13:45/M  101.188
7 Jim Burt 34 M/49 82 13:48/M  101.188
8 Allan Perez 15 M/53 82 14:00/M  101.188
9 Scott D’Angelo 32 M/44 82 14:07/M  101.188
10 Noel Hanna 4 M/43 82 14:08/M  101.188

Website and full results of the Peanut Island 24/12/6 hour

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