The Folsom Lake Winter Trail Series, eight off-road races that began last fall, concluded Sunday.
The overall series winners were (male) Chris Badolato of Reno with 800 points and (female) Susan Grinstead of Citrus Heights with 787.70. Both of those runners competed in the 7-mile run yesterday to secure the overall wins. Badolato won in a time of 46:19; Grinstead the top woman at 1:00:13.
In the 12-mile race, Kirk Ferris of Reno smoked the field with a time of 1:15:11, while Ellen Sherrill of South Lake Tahoe was the top woman at 1:27:02. The 3-mile race belonged to the Velez family. Charlie Velez, age 11, won at 21:04 while sister Eleanor, 12, was the top female at 24:10.
The other big trail race over the weekend was the Pony Express 100K/50-Mile/50K in Cameron Park.
Peter Lubbers of Oregon House (Yuba County) set a course record in the 100K with a time of 8:34:48. The 50-Mile winner, John Olsen of Modesto, posted the second fastest time ever in that race, winning in 5:58:42. The 50K winner, in a course record of 3:45:08, was John Souza of Modesto. Lainie Callahan-Mattoon, of Lincoln, was the top woman at 4:41:00.