By Nancy Shura-Dervin, RD
At the Bulldog 50K Ultra Run, we expect surprises but none were to come this year! The 23-year-old ultra run was a perfect day for 490 trail runners, 175 of whom were running the 50K.
In only his fourth 50K, 25 y/o Will Guzick set his own PR for the 50K distance with a 3:43:08 finish to win the mens’ division. This is Will’s first ultra race in California.
32 y/o Margaret Nelsen, continued her own winning ways with a fourth overall finish in a time of 4:14:02, breaking the previous course record that stood for nine years!
Age division records continue to fall at the Bulldog:
- F30-39 Margaret Nelsen 4:14:02
- F50-59 Lora Zagnoli 5:17:27
- M60-69 Rob McNair 4:57:59
- M70+ Paul Akiyama 6:01:34
The Bulldog is an RRCA Regional Championship Race and the following runners took the wins!
- RRCA Open Male (0+) Will Guzick (25) 3:34:08
- RRCA Open Female (0+) Margaret Nelsen (32) 4:14:02
- RRCA Master Male (40+) Benjamin Atkins (52) 4:08:52
- RRCA Master Female (40+) Lora Zagnoli (52) 5:17:27
- RRCA Grand Master Male (50+) David Mcatee (55) 4:44:59
- RRCA Grand Master Female (50+) Anne Langstaff (53) 5:39:23
- RRCA Senior Master Male (60+) Rob McNair (60) 4:57:59
- RRCA Senior Master Female (60+) N/A
The Bulldog wishes to thank all it’s Sponsors for supporting this race and express our appreciation to CA State Parks and National Park Service who continue to permit this event in the summer months. Hope to see you all next year!