|| Revised 20 June 2006 || photos of the second run || results||
Sugar & Spice Ultra 32 Mi
The Run: The second running of Sugar & Spice, a celebration for women. This is a 32 mile trail run at Cave Run Lake in northeastern Kentucky. The run starts in one of the campground loops (E-loop last year) at 7:00 a.m. There is a 12-hour time limit. It is highly recommended that you have some experience at trail running and distance training. The trails are in remote areas, and the only way out is to keep going! There will be five aid stations with plenty of the typical fare plus home-made cookies for everyone. You should plan on using a water bottle or hydration system between aid stations. Each aid station is approximately six (6) miles from the next.
Buffet and more: There will be a buffet the Friday evening before at Zilpo Campground at approximately 5:00 p.m. till whenever. Last year everyone pitched in helping cook, prepare the salad, and several brought bread and drinks. The RD will bake a couple of chocolate cakes as well. Anyone wanting to pitch in extras may do so. There is tent and RV camping; everyone enjoyed the wind storm and lightning show the night before the run ;-) There can be up to two tents and two vehicles on a single site, or four on a double site.
Goodies: Again there will be a nice jacket for all entrants; note that they will be ordered in women's sizes. The jackets have to be ordered about two weeks in advance, so please preregister. Hopefully the MSU radio station will donate some CD's again.
Places to stay: Zilpo Campground. Comfort Inn & Suites 606-780-7378 (Exit 133 off I-64; ~ 19 miles). Super 8 Motel 606-674-2200 (Exit 121 off I-64; ~20 miles). Brownwood Bed & Breakfast.
Description of the course: The run begins and finishes at Zilpo Campground. Out-and back. The course is primarily on single-track dirt trails along Cave Run Lake. There are six hills with about 400 feet of climb for each hill. There almost certainly will be a half-mile section which will be muddy. At the turn-around you will have the option of climbing the 204 steps leading up to Tater Knob Fire Tower, and can then climb the 40 steps to the top of the world!!! There is only one place where crew/friends can see you - at the turn-around.
Getting to the start: Most likely you will be on I-64. Please note
that Hwy 211 and the last nine miles are on winding roads. 40 mph is too
fast on some of these sections. If you arrive the morning of, then plan on
extra time for the drive. Pay attention as you drive along, and about 5 miles
along Hwy 918 you will see Tater Knob looming up ahead. That is the turn-around
for the run.
Driving west on I-64: Take exit 133. Turn LEFT onto Hwy 801. Drive three (3) miles to the 4-way stop. Turn RIGHT at the stop onto US 60, and drive about four (4) miles into Salt Lick. Turn LEFT at the flashing light onto Hwy 211. Drive 3.5 miles on 211, and turn LEFT (watch for the large USFS sign) on Clearcreek Road. Drive four (4) miles. At the top of the windy hill, watch for the signs and turn LEFT on Hwy 918 (Zilpo Scenic Highway). Drive about nine (9) more miles on this highway and you will arrive at the Fee Station at Zilpo Campground. Ask for the site where I (Hedgecock) will be. The run will start there.
Here are the results from the first Sugar & Spice Ultra trail run. Fifteen women from nine states ran.
|Sylvia Gleason **||45||Dayton||OH||7:26:01|
|* Linda Barhorst **||43||Ft. Loramie||OH||7:26:01|
|Rebecca Kasten **||36||Champaign||IL||7:26:01|
|* Anita Finkle||38||Roanoke||VA||10:30:13|
|Teresa Colpaert||32||Grand Prairie||TX||10:43:17|
|* Juli Hutson **||45||Birdseye||IN||11:11:20|
|Julie O'Brien||44||Versailles||KY||~ 26 mi|
|Debbie Rouse||43||Lexington||KY||~ 20 mi|
|Lorilie Lundell||48||Arlington||TX||~ 16 mi|
|Raz Estridge||51||Murfreesboro||TN||~ 12 mi|
Herb Hedgecock, 329 Mary Branch, Mt. Sterling KY 40353
606-776-1075(c), 606-783-2928 (work), 606-783-5002 (fax)
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