PETERSBURG – Chris Braun led a hardy group of Reapers with a 2nd-place 10K finish at Abe’s Trail Trek Saturday.
Braun completed the hilly, winding trail run in 50:48 to finish 2nd in the 15-19 men’s Age Group.
The race runs through the woods of New Salem State Park near Springfield and features a 5K, 10K, and, for the first time, a half marathon distance run.
Rhonda Heinz and Bev Smith competed in the 10K. Heinz was 3rd in the 50-59 Age Group with a time of 34:50, while Smith finished in 39:09.
Dan Thurston was the only Reaper up to the half marathon distance. The 13.1-mile run replaced what has previously been a 15K or 10-mile run at the Trail Trek. Thurston completed the tough course in 2:48:39 to finish 2nd in the Clydesdale division.
Finally, Wendy Smith and Tim Auth competed in the 10K with Smith placing 5th in women’s 40-49 at 1:05:15 and Auth 6th in men’s 45-49 at 58:54.