Feb Boswell, Matt Walker, Podog Vogler Crush Bartlett Park Ultra 50K, 40 Mile & 50 Mile Course Records

Memphis runner Feb Boswell crushed the Bartlett Park Ultra (BPU) 50K course record on Saturday in Bartlett, Tennessee with a blazing time of 4:02:12.

Feb on Facebook after the race, “Pretty stoked with doing a training run at the BPU 50K this morning and getting a course record! Great race put on by some great folks!”

The previous course record for the BPU trail ultra was 4:07:10 by Eric Charette back in 2009.

Stacey Shaver-Matson broke the female 50K course record with a 5:16:27.

BPU 50K Top 5 Results

  1. Feb Boswell – 4:02:12
  2. Trapper Presley – 4:21:56
  3. Erno Lindner – 4:51:47
  4. Joseph Antoine – 4:58:02
  5. Stacey Shaver-Matson  (F) – 5:16:27

The beauty of the BPU race is that you have three options.  You can stop at the 50K or continue to run either a 40 miler or 50 miler.

Matt Walker set a record, as well on Saturday, for the BPU 40 Miler – finishing in a time of 6:37:30.  The previous course record for the 40 miler was by Mark Denherder in 6:48:02

Second place finisher Chris Estes had the fourth fastest time in the 40 mile course’s history running a 6:52:32.

BPU 40 Mile Top 5 Results

  1. Matt Walker – 6:37:30
  2. Chris Estes – 6:52:32
  3. Christy Scott (F) – 7:06:20
  4. Gary Thornton – 7:49:50
  5. George Peterka – 8:07:23

But the most impressive performance of the day came in the BPU 50 Miler where Podog Vogler demolished the course record by over 72 minutes, running a 7:28:12 to beat Harry Camp’s record of 8:40:27 from 2007.

Karen Martin also broke her own female 40 mile course record by nearly 35 minutes.

BPU 50 Mile Top 5 Results

  1. Podog Vogler – 7:28:12
  2. Karen Martin (F) – 9:01:10
  3. John Loucks – 9:39:27
  4. Michael Poole – 9:42:25
  5. Bruce Tanksley – 10:12:04

Congrats to all three men who set course records in the 50K, 40 miler, and 50 miler on Saturday. Impressive feats on a trail with so many roots and turns.

Race director Mike Samuelson and his team of volunteers do a really great job of putting on this race every year.

Bartlett Park Ultras Official Website (Link to Full Results as well)

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