Wednesday, December 23, 2009

50K's Emmert and Schlemmer Featured in Hess Column

Running writer (and HUFF participant) Brett Hess featured Nichole Emmert and Chuck Schlemmer in his Tuesday column in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. You may read the full article by clicking here.

Nichole Emmert has been learning from Chuck Schlemmer for more than a decade, so why would Saturday's HUFF be any exception?

The West Noble coaching duo were the top area finishers at the annual ultra-marathon trail event in Huntington, with Schlemmer placing third overall and Emmert finishing fifth in the women's division.

Emmert was 45th out of 172 finishers overall, quite a respectable result for not only her first ever marathon, let alone an ultramarathon.

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Saturday's race course was served with two inches of fresh snow, which made the final loop an adventure. The trail iced over in some stretches, slowing runners considerably. Under any conditions, the HUFF can teach experienced runners a lesson or two, but it was almost information overload for Emmert.

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