Stowe Reporter
August 22, 2013

The Stowe Trail Race Series continued with another epic race through the technical single-track trails in Cady Hills. Hosted by the Golden Eagle Resort, more than 60 runners participated in the Cady Hills 5K, including the majority of Stowe High School’s cross-country team under the coaching of Becky McGovern.

This year saw the introduction of a new route and thus new course records set. Ryan Kerrigan of Moretown had the fastest time on the new course, finishing in 22:31. The women’s champion was Metzi Anderson of Stowe with a time of 26:34. Laying claim to the Master’s titles were Sebastian Sweatman of Stowe (25:32), and Heidi Noonan of Jeffersonville (28:20). All first-place winners went home with a pair of Pearl Izumi running shoes and happy smiles.

“The race was a tremendous success, thanks to the enthusiastic runners and the trail setting expertise of Ed Miller. This is the first time in four years of running this race that not a single runner got lost,” said race director Cynthia Needham, president of the Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports Board of Directors. “An added treat for those attending the race was the opportunity to try out a set of off-road handcycles and meet some of the area’s elite athletes with disabilities. (Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports) is currently considering developing an off-road adaptive cycling program, and this gave us an opportunity to see some of the equipment and introduce the community to some of our local athletes.”

The series will move to the Trapp Family Lodge Nordic Trails on Sunday, Sept. 22, for the fifth annual Trapp Cabin 10K and 5K. Registration is available online at For more information about the Stowe Trail Race Series or to download a registration form, visit

All proceeds from the Stowe Trail Race Series benefit Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports, which offers increased access and recreational opportunities for persons living with physical and developmental disabilities, specialized training for adaptive coaches, and access to state of the art equipment.

Cady Hills 5K Trail Race
Stowe, August 18

Top 20 racers
1 Ryan Kerrigan 22:31.0
2 Matthew Piper 23:10.0
3 Sam Puddicombe 23:22.0
4 Joe Bekaert 23:44.0
5 William McGovern 23:45.0
6 Chris Rodgers 24:33.0
7 Boris Valsecchi 25:22.0
8 Seb Sweatman 25:32.0
9 Story Reynolds 25:59.0
10 Rowan Lovell 26:01.0
11 Zach Massi 26:11.0
12 Aidan Bernheisal 26:14.0
13 Andrew Chambers 26:20.0
14 Metzi Anderson 26:34.0
15 Mike Dougherty 27:12.0
16 Orla Walsh 27:22.0
17 Douglas Weimer 28:11.0
18 Mary Stewart 28:18.0
19 Heidi Noonan 28:20.0
20 Sam Noel 28:23.0


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