Excruciation Time!!

Posted by Ryan Spates in S&S Trails Blog on Jan. 11, 2010 - 4:10 pm

On January 2nd, S&S Trail Services hosted the 6th Excruciation Exam. We had a record 146 competitors on the 81 mile course. Unfortunately, wet weather caused us to have to take out a few sections of trail, namely The Wall at Rocky Hill and The Palisades at Bluff Creek Ranch.

Scott Henry (Team Hammerhead Bicycles) won the mens’ race in 5:12:51. Henry was in a lead group of 7 riders on the roads over to Rocky Hill and barely slowed going through the checkpoint going into the 21 mile lap. Tristan Uhl (Southern Elite/Sun & Ski, (5:23:34) was the closest chaser, keeping Henry almost in sight through Uhl’s home course of Rocky Hill before hitting the road with a 3 minute deficit. Uhl admitted to slowing down into the headwind on the way back and thought that he might get caught by Chad Hardt (5:25:30).

The womens race was won by Shae Rainer (Trek VW). Shae went into the singletrack at Warda in 1st and never relented the lead. She was followed by Claire McKenna (Hammerhead).

We appreciate everyones participation. We even had a few racers thank us saying that the race was their favorite and they look forward to it every year.