Current Standings!

You’ve survived the first two races of the 2015 East Bay Triple Crown Trail Championships! Now register for the Dick Houston Memorial Woodminster Cross-Country to complete the series.

Chabot Trail Half-Marathon results, as well as current series standings before Woodminster (the final race in the series), are posted on the results page here.

We look forward to see all survivors at the post-series celebration immediately following the Woodminster race on June 21st!

One down and two to go!

Congratulations on completing the Tilden Tough Ten, the first race in the East Bay Triple Crown Trail Series! Next up is The Lake Chabot Trail Challenge Half-Marathon.

Every runner who completed the 2015 Tilden Tough Ten is eligible for the championship series. Simply register and race The Chabot Trail Challenge on June 7th and the Dick Houston Memorial Woodminster Cross-country race on June 21st! REGISTER HERE

Tilden results are now posted in the results page: HERE.
Tilden pictures here!


2015 Triple Crown registration is OPEN

Register for all three of the races in the Triple Crown Trail Championship series and conquer the hills of the East Bay.

RACE 1:  Tilden Tough Ten
Sunday, May 17th at 8:00 AM
10 Miles

RACE 2:  Lake Chabot Trail Challenge
Sunday, June 7th at 8:00 AM
1/2 Marathon

RACE 3:  Dick Houston Memorial Woodminster Cross-Country
Sunday, June 21st (Father’s Day!) at 9:00 AM
9 Miles

Final 2014 results!

Dear Triple Crown Survivors 2014, Congratulation and thank you so much for participating in the three races! Our field was definitely smaller than in the past years but it did not lack of talent, spirits and enthusiasm. The final results are posted here with a few pictures. Transports , our local running store and Hokka sponsored the event. The top first runner in each cup received a free pair of Hokka trail shoes. Second and third runners received a Transports gift certificate. Starting with our senior categories, in the Ruth Anderson Cup, Nancy Simmons not only won the Ruth Anderson Cup but she also was the fastest female of the whole women Triple crown competition and was 7th overall of all the Triple Crown participants. Sharlet Gilbert, a familiar figure in the East Bay is so tough that to make the Triple Crown more challenging, she ran Double Dipsea the day before Woodminster race! Of course she won her age group for both races. Our third Ruth Anderson runner is Laura McCreery , who has participated in at least 5 Triple Crown. Thank you Laura for believing in the Triple Crown! The winner of the Joe King cup Scott Strait flew down Palos Colorado, followed by our dear Pamakids friend John Spriggs and LMJS teammate Ruben Ramirez, the three of them finished in the top ten in the overall competition. Our open female winner was Beth Vitalis who returned to our races after several years of running ultras! Our second and third female runners were Ellen Clark and Jamie Barnhart, we hope they will come back next year. Our top three speedy male runners in the Open division were Richie Ledonne, Noah Beyeler and Chris Wendt. Richie also runs with Strawberry Canyon running club and you can be fitted for shoes by Noah and Chris at Transports. Those three young men ran Woodminster race in less than one hour!!!!

Top left: Open women, Open women, Ellen Clark 2nd, Beth Vitalis, 1st, Valerie Kao 4th; Top right: Ruth Anderson Cup, Martha Gilbertson 4th, Laura McCreery 3rd, Nancy Simmons 1st; Bottom left: Joe King Cup, Scott Strait 1st, John Spriggs 2nd, Ruben Ramirez 3rd; Bottom right: Open Men, Richie Ledonne 1st.

Top left: Open women, Open women, Ellen Clark 2nd, Beth Vitalis, 1st, Valerie Kao 4th; Top right: Ruth Anderson Cup, Martha Gilbertson 4th, Laura McCreery 3rd, Nancy Simmons 1st; Bottom left: Joe King Cup, Scott Strait 1st, John Spriggs 2nd, Ruben Ramirez 3rd; Bottom right: Open Men, Richie Ledonne 1st.

Please come back next year and tell your friends how much fun it is to run our three local East Bay races. Many thanks to LMJS club members for all their help during Tilden Tough Ten and Woodminster Race. Also it is always a pleasure to reconnect with the Castro Valley Track club at the Chabot trail challenge. We would like to recognize our race directors, Kate Stewart (Tilden Tough Ten, LMJS), Juli Chouinard (Lake Chabot trail challenge, Castro Valley Club) and Gareth Fong (Dick Houston Memorial Woodminster Cross-Country, LMJS), they spend so many hours and so much energy organizing their races and are all smiles at the finish line!

Debra Cramer and Christine Chapon, East Bay Triple Crown committee

2014 Triple Crown Standings

Post Chabot current standings

The results are in! Below are the results of the combined times for Tilden Tough Ten and Lake Chabot challenge Half-marathon. Please contact if you result is missing or incorrect.

The final race in the series is coming up this Sunday. Register now!

Triple Crown Open Men Triple Crown Open Women
Place Name Combined Time Age Gender Place Name Combined Times age Gender
1 Richie Ledonne 2:15:17 25 M 1 Beth Vitalis 3:04:07 49 F
2 Noah Beyeler 2:20:36 28 M 2 Ellen Clark 3:11:07 41 F
3 Chrisr Wendt 2:22:31 23 M 3 Jamie Barnhart 3:14:10 30 F
4 Lewis Kane 2:29:42 24 M 4 Valerie Kao 3:17:01 33 F
5 Jack Wallace 2:31:24 24 M 5 Wing Wu 3:21:38 36 F
6 Jason Reed 2:53:44 35 M 6 Samantha Harnett 3:27:48 38 F
7 Doug Royer 3:08:17 34 M 7 Ann Sussman 3:58:06 48 F
8 Jesse Levit 3:08:54 30 M 8 Adriana Russell 4:25:43 49 F
9 Mike Flaherty 3:10:32 43 M 9 Suzanne Wright 4:26:22 46 F
10 Vince Camacho 3:12:50 44 M 10 Pamela Ben Rached 4:38:20 48 F
11 Joseph Makonnen 3:13:39 41 M
12 Vena Kostroun 3:20:23 47 M
13 Scott McHugo 3:22:51 47 M
14 Ed Nanale 3:29:55 46 M
15 Mark Luis 3:37:13 49 M
16 John Horton 3:41:21 32 M
17 Anthony Ababon 3:51:04 33 M
18 Alvin Lai 3:52:50 46 M
19 Jack Sharp 4:47:22 24 M
Joe King Cup Men 50+ Ruth Anderson Cup Women 50+
Place Name Combined times Age Gender Place Name Combined times age Gender
1 Scott Strait 2:50:21 58 M 1 Nancy Simmons 3:00:42 54 F
2 Andrei Pchenitchnikov 2:58:48 55 M 2 Sharlet Gilbert 3:17:43 63 F
3 John Spriggs 3:02:08 53 M 3 Laura McCreery 3:36:46 56 F
4 Ruben Ramirez 3:04:42 57 M 4 Martha Gilbertson 3:43:36 55 F
5 Trapper Byrne 3:08:23 54 M 5 Marjorie Maggenti 3:46:06 50 F
6 Jim Eckford 3:12:22 58 M 6 Carol Bruton 3:59:44 61 F
7 Barry Hotchkies 3:16:27 69 M 7 Alexandra Dronkers 4:01:47 62 F
8 Scott Brandon 3:33:42 58 M 8 Paulette Mehas 5:04:34 56 F
9 Arnold Ramos 3:35:45 63 M
10 John Schmidt 3:43:44 58 M
11 Gary MacPherson 3:54:59 68 M
12 Julios Ratti 4:10:12 63 M

Tilden Results

Congratulations to our Tilden Finishers! Thank you so much for joining us for the 27th running of this great tradition. What a beautiful day for a run! The weather couldn’t have been better! The superb conditions made for a FAST race. Congratulations to Anna Bretan on her 1:00:00 finish, breaking her own course record which she set last year. Congratulations, too, to overall male winner Richie Ledonne, who steamed in at 57:00 flat.

The women were knocking over age group records like nine-pins on Sunday! In addition to Anna Bretan’s overall course record of 1:00:00 (also an AG record for 20-29), Rachel Tobey set a new record for the 30-39 AG of 1:05:41, Christine Lundy claimed a new record for 40-49 AG with a 1:06:53, and Sharlet Gilbert knocked out the previous record from 1991 for the 60-69 AG with a1:22:35! Congratulations, ladies!

Altogether, an incredible 80 finishers claimed Sub Shirts (5-Sub 60, 18-Sub 70 and 57-Sub 80). And 237 of you finished the entire 10 miles! Race photos by Evan Pilchik are available and full results available at the LMJS website. Congratulations, Runners!

One more “Hurrah” to the incredible team of volunteers who made every detail of the day delightful: Registration, T-shirts, Refreshments, Aid Stations, Course Marking and Monitoring, and Finish Line. And to Michele Jordan, who doubled as Co-Race Director and Volunteer Coordinator, assembling the troops. Emily Lo once again expertly handled registration and Sarah Vitalran our timing team. Special thanks to our sponsors — Transports, Noah’s Bagels, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods — for providing food and awards. And to Jackie Evans and Kathy Shelper for providing reassuring medical presence. There are literally dozens of volunteers who help out with this race, and we are grateful to each on of them.

Thank you, too, to the East Bay Regional Park District (Sergio Huerta and Justin Neville, Park Supervisors for Tilden and Wildcat) and to the entire Board of LMJS for their support, especially President Kathryn Dernham and Merrilee Proffitt for all the behind the scenes assistance.

What’s next? The East Bay Triple Crown

One down , two to go!! Tilden finishers are only 22.1 miles away from becoming a Triple Crown Survivor! Upcoming are the Lake Chabot Trail Challenge half-marathon on June 1st, and in the Dick Houston Memorial Woodminster Cross-Country raceJune 22. The fastest combined times determine the overall male and female champions and the Ruth Anderson and Joe King senior division champions. Awards will be presented, immediately following the Woodminster Race. Overall winners’ names and times will be engraved on the Triple Crown trophy, on display at the Transports store in Oakland. The best part of the Triple Crown is that you make new runner friends!!! The Triple Crown races are sponsored by our amazing local running store Transports!

Are you interested in lending a hand? We need volunteers for Woodminster. Please contact Woodminster co-race director Christine Chapon,