4th Annual Lake Norman Half Marathon Forest Run & 5K race Update
Post race update
Laura Henderson, winner of the Half Marathon Ladies 50-59 age group with a time of 2:13:56 celebrating on the coveted top step of the podium!
Lake Norman Half Marathon Forest Run & 5K was held in Troutman, NC on June 3, 2023 - on one of the most difficult courses in North and South Carolina! The weather was gorgeous and went from warm to hot a little faster than expected.
The team was AWESOME! When we arrived at 6:00am we all were shocked at how light it was... we could have started the race at 5:45am because of how much light there was. The course was marked (a little too well - more later) and everything went without a hitch.
The half marathoners left at 7:45am and the 5K runners started around 7:55am
We were very curious what the athletes would think of this course. Having operated this race at this venue four times prior, we had learned how brutal this course was.
Athletes who run this venue ALWAYS say these two things:
“holy cow that was hard - way more hills than expected”
“it is beautiful here”
To say it was BRUTAL is an understatement. The Half Marathon course was 1 loop with about 832 feet of climbing - but it was the frequency of short steep hills that shredded everyones quads!
Most DEFINITELY a strong persons course.
We are so impressed by all the athletes who came out and raced in the 4th Annual Lake Norman Half Marathon Forest Run & 5K.
The 5K Male Overall champions were:
- #803 - Luis Freile from Hickory, NC who did a 20:04 with a pace of 6:27
- #919 - Adam Rodenberg from Charlotte, NC who did a 20:33 with a pace of 6:37
- #992 - Carson Powell from Conover, NC who did a 22:01 with a pace of 7:05
The 5K Female Overall champions were:
- #802 - Christina Freile from Hickory, NC who did a 20:27 with a pace of 6:35
- #968 - Andi Weinberg from Charlotte, NC who did a 21:38 with a pace of 6:58
- #958 - Sarah Van Voorhis from Taylorsville, NC who did a 23:55 with a pace of 7:41
The Half Marathon Male Overall champions were:
- #964 - Yowana Wamala from Matthews, NC who did a 1:22:11 with a pace of 6:16
- #870 - Thomas McClane from Charlotte, NC who did a 1:31:27 with a pace of 6:58
- #957 - Lyles Trombly from Christianburg, VA who did a 1:33:52 with a pace of 7:09
The course record for the Male Half Marathon is 1:13:28
The Half Marathon Female Overall champions were:
- #974 - Heather Winslow from High Point, NC who did a 1:41:58 with a pace of 7:47
- #830 - Corrie Hill from Hickory, NC who did a 1:43:25 with a pace of 7:53
- #725 - Robin Blazing from Durham, NC who did a 1:52:04 with a pace of 8:33
You can also click here to see the top 20 times on this Half Marathon course.
5K Overall Champions Luis and Christina Freile shares some thoughts.
5K Overall 2nd Andi Weinberg shares some thoughts.
5K Overall 3rd Sarah Van Voorhis shares some thoughts.
5K Overall 3rd Carson Powell shares some thoughts.
Half Marathon Overall Champion Yowana Wamala shares some thoughts.
Half Marathon Overall 3rd Lyles Trombly shares some thoughts.
Half Marathon Overall Champion Heather Winslow shares some thoughts.
Half Marathon Overall 2nd Corrie Hill shares some thoughts.
Half Marathon Overall 3rd Robin Blazing shares some thoughts.
If you are interested in running this race please visit the website. or Click here for the 5th Annual Lake Norman Half Marathon Forest Run & 5K on June 1, 2024 March 23, 2024
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