Pat Hamel - 5:02:26

When it comes to trail ultras, Pat Hamel is one of the fiercest competitors on the East Coast.  Not too many people would have expected a course record this year after 2.5 inches of rain the day before.  Not too many people except maybe Pat - and he just might have set a new record had he not taken a bad fall during the final section of the course.  How anyone could have run a 5:02 through that mud I'll never know.  But after 4 runs to the dam, and 3 victories, Pat is the one to ask.  Congratulations Pat!

Bloody knee and fat lip notwithstanding, Pat muscles his way across the dam.

Pat is the first person to ever break the tape at Wakely.
(Because we never thought to use one before)