Photos: Stone Cat 50K

The 19th annual Stone Cat Trail Race and first running of the event as a 50K rather than a 50-mile/marathon event took place Saturday, Nov. 2, at Willowdale State Forest in Ipswich, Mass. The following are just a handful of photos from the race. A full photo gallery with 163 photos can be viewed on the MassUltra Facebook page at this link.

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It was 31 degrees at the start of the Stone Cat 50K on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. It may have been cold, but the sun was shining and the dry day led to fast times. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
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The lead pack of men was close together during the first mile of the Stone Cat 50K, and most of them were still within a few minutes of each other more than 20 miles into the race. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
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Runners were bundled up early in the Stone Cat 50K as they battled below-freezing temperatures. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
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Gerald Singson emerges from Willowdale State Forest at the end of another loop of the Stone Cat course. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
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Yvette De Boer was feeling good while running in the top five of the women’s race at the Stone Cat 50K. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
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Although it was close throughout, Jason Smith led the men’s race at the Stone Cat 50K for most of the way, including the final lap as he earned the victory. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
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Brian Burke, left, and Brian Rusiecki, race side-by-side 21 miles into the Stone Cat 50K. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
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Bonnie Hallinan nears the end of another loop of the course at the Stone Cat 50K. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
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Cori Nawn was feeling good while running in third place near the end of her second loop of the Stone Cat 50K course. Nawn soon moved to the front and went on to win the race. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
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Leah Jacobson-Hardy steadily climbed through the field as the race went on at the Stone Cat 50K, and she ultimately finished in third place. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
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Michael Pulli, right, hugs Brian Burke, left, after finishing the Stone Cat 50K. Pulli and Burke battled in the top five throughout the race, with Burke ultimately finishing second and Pulli third in the highly competitive race. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.

 

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