We finally have settled the course for the 2013 Wildflower Run. Because of the new trails, the course is actually 10.2K. It's similar to the old course, though there are more hills on the return portion.
We'll put direction signs on the course prior to the weekend of March 16
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Record Field, Not Many
Flowers, at 2013
George Cross wins two straight LV events;
long distance specialist Beth Vitalis takes first race she's entered in two years.
George Cross (101) is in the lead at the start of the race. He and David Pritchett (in black) battled closely during the first two-thirds of the 10K race.
of Tracy won two straight events at Los Vaqueros Saturday, May 4 by taking the Wildflower Run with a 42:52.4 over the warm and windy 10.2 k mile course.
Cross also won the 10K Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run at LV in October.
David Pritchett finished second overall with a 44:30.2
Beth Vitalis of of Livermore, an ultra marathoner who had not competed in two years, won the women's division with a 50:51.1 while finishing fourth overall.
In all, a record field of 115 runners participated in the hilly race that started near the Marina. Because 2013 has so far proved to be one of the driest years on record, most of the wildflowers in the area had disappeared by race day.
The Wildflower Run had been on hiatus for the last two years while the reservoir was expanded. With its new capacity, some of the trails have been rerouted, making the course hillier and longer than in the past.
Beth Vitalis and Kevin Coren race near the 2.5 mile mark on the course. Beth won the women's division, and Kevin - who has competed in every race at Los Vaqueros -- finished sixth overall.
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