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SPECTATOR TIPS FOR MARATHON SEASON

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THE FAST LANE: COLORADOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TOP TIMES

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YOUTH RUNNING: SIBLING RIVALRY

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MEET JENNY BARRINGER

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NUTRITION ADVANTAGE: COMMON SPORTS QUESTIONS

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FALL SHOE REVIEW

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THE LIGHTER SIDE: I WAS A MARATHON LEADER DEPARTMENTS

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RUNNING SHORTS

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RACE REPORTS

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RACE RESULTS

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COVER: Jamie Donaldson of Littleton, CO runs through Death Valley, CA on her way to a repeat victory in the Badwater Ultramarathon. Photo by Bob MacGillivray THIS PAGE: Lopez Lamong of Colorado Springs (right) out leans Leonel Manzano at the finish of the 1,500 meter run during the USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, OR. Photo by Lisa Coniglio / Photo Run

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Spectator Tips for Fall Marathon Season A lot of us are training right now to peak for a fall marathon. For some family members, it’s tough to know how to show support on race day, especially when an athlete can be irritable and on edge about the approaching race. Here is my advice on how to be a supportive spectator.

Before the Race Make sure that your camera, batteries, film, or memory cards are ready to go for race morning. You would not want to miss taking an award-winning shot of your athlete during the big event. Decide where you are going to cheer for your athlete. Check out the course maps ahead of time and make sure that you are aware of any street closures that could prevent you from getting to certain locations or that could cause delays. Decide where you are going to be before race morning. It can be a great pick-me-up for your athlete to know you’ll be cheering at mile 10 or 15. Determine when your athlete should reach each spot along the race course so you know when to be there. Pack sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snacks, and anything else that you might need during the race. Even though you’re not running, biking or swimming, that doesn’t mean that you won’t get hungry or thirsty. Create any signs, posters, hats, t-shirts, etc. that you want to use to help you cheer for your athlete.

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At many races, spectators bring chalk so they can write good luck messages on the street. You can write a runner’s name and bib number, along with words like “Good luck!” and “Stay Strong!” If you do this, remember to buy washable chalk. Don’t use anything permanent. Cheering is always helpful. Unfortunately, many of the things that spectators yell out to runners are annoying. Imagine struggling through 20 tough miles of a marathon, only to have people yell out, “You’re almost finished!” or “It’s just around the corner!” While these uplifting phrases may seem helpful, trust me. They are not. Instead, try yelling words of encouragement like, “Way to go!”, “Looking good!”, “Great job!”, or the simple “Woohoo! Yippee!” During long races, some runners will write their name on their shirt for spectators to yell. Also, you can always try something creative or funny, like “Look at those hot legs!” Clapping and whistling are encouraging and uplifting for runners’ sagging spirits. Some spectators will give runners high fives and others will bring noisemakers. Don’t be upset if runners and triathletes don’t always respond well to your cheering. During long events, athletes can push through an extreme range of emotions and mental states. Some athletes will wave, smile, and give you a high five, while others will ignore you. Remember to be safe by staying off the course. If you need to cross the street, wait until the course is completely clear. Also, remember to pay attention to the commands of volunteers. They are trying to keep the athletes safe.

After the Race Meet at a predetermined location. Make sure that you pick a post-race location before the event. At events with a lot of participants, the finish areas can be very crowded with thousands of finishers all searching for their families. Once you find each other, offer your athlete a big hug, along with a dry shirt or jacket. It feels good to have something clean and dry to wear after the race. Don’t forget to do something nice for yourself, too. You have survived the stress of navigating the course and scanning herds of runners. You deserve a treat too!

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.â&#x20AC;? -Juma Ikangaa Sunflowers flank a lone runner on her traverse of Vail Mountain during the LaSportiva Vail Half Marathon. Photo by Bernie Boettcher


>> RUNNING SHORTS << year, when she shattered the women’s record. Two-time winner and former record-holder Pam Reed of Tucson was the second female finisher in 29:03:09. Covering 135 miles non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA in temperatures up to 130F, it is often considered the most extreme running race on the planet. The start line is at Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 280’ below sea level. The race finishes at Mt. Whitney Portal at 8,360’. Unfortunately due to a forest fire less than one mile from the official finish line, some of the later participants were forced to stop the race at 131 miles.

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Krupicka Wins 50 Mile Trail Championship Anton Krupicka successfully defended his title at the 2009 USA 50 Mile Trail Championship at the White River 50 Mile Run. A native of Colorado Springs, Krupicka, 25, established a new course record with his winning time of 6 hours, 32 minutes, and 9 seconds, besting the previous mark by 34 seconds at the July 25 race in Crystal Mountain, Washington. The previous record of 6:32:43 was set by former elite marathoner Uli Steidl in 2004. Krupicka was named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after the accomplishment.

Fulton Races in World Youth Championships Michele Suszek of Westminster won the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon.

Suszek Wins Marathon in Seattle

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Michele Suszek of Westminster won the women’s inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon in 2:38:37, a full four minutes faster than her previous best. “I wanted to run my own race today and wanted to break the 2:40 mark,” said Suszek after the race, which was held on June 27. More than 20,000 runners crossed the finish line in the sold-out marathon and half marathon races. The course highlighted some of the area’s most scenic locations, including Lake Washington, awe-inspiring Mt. Rainier and Seattle’s downtown skyline. Suszek is raising support and pledges for Wounded Combat Veterans through a charity called Achilles Track Club - Freedom Team. This charity raises money to help wounded veterans focus on rehabilitation through distance running events such as the marathon.

Donaldson Wins Badwater Littleton’s Jamie Donaldson overcame a swollen right knee late in the Badwater Ultramarathon to win her second consecutive women’s title in the punishing 135-mile endurance run. She won by a wide margin with a time of 27 hours, 20 minutes, and 18 seconds. Donaldson was about a half-hour slower than last

Eleanor Fulton of Lone Tree, CO competed for Team USA at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy in July. Running the race of her life, Fulton Runners near the finish of the Barr Trail Mountain Race.

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Beach Breaks 37-year-old Decathlon Mark Using international implements, Curtis Beach broke the boy’s decathlon national high school record, winning with 7,466 points at the Great Southwest Track & Field Classic in Albuquerque, N.M. The previous record of 7,359 was set by Craig Brigham in 1972. Using high school implements, he scored 7,719 points, just short of the record 7,909 points he set in April in Arcadia, CA. Rather than the customary 10 events, the Duke University-bound Beach competed in 13 events. He ran the 110-meter hurdles twice and competed in the shot put and discus events two times each to account for the different standards.

Win An Entry into Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona We are giving away a free entry into the P.F. Chang’s Rock N Roll Arizona marathon or half marathon. All you have to do is tell us a funny running story. Your story could be published in an upcoming issue of Colorado Runner magazine. We only need a few sentences. The funniest story will win. Email derek@coloradorunnermag.com.

USA Indoor Championships Head to Albuquerque Noelle Green of Erie leads runners in the Superior Downhill Mile. set a personal best by placing sixth in the girls 2,000 meter steeplechase in 6:37.61. “It was tough from the start. I knew the first lap would be fast and I had to get out. I hit one of the barriers and banged my knee, that’s never happened to me before and shook me up a little. It was really fun out there, but also really tough. This has been such a great experience. I was so excited just to make the team, so to make the final has made it that

The 2010, 2011 and 2012 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Albuquerque, N.M.. Dates for the Championships will be February 27-28, 2010, February 26-28, 2011 and February 25-26, 2012. The Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the New Mexico Sports Authority, the University of New Mexico and USATF New Mexico, is the official host for the three championship meets. In addition to competing for a total prize purse of $117,000 each year, U.S. athletes will have the opportunity to qualify for Team USA events, including the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha,

As most runners know, aches and pains are a common part of training. However, according to a recent study the real culprit for overuse running injuries, such as patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, and Achilles tendonitis may have more to do with weakened hip muscles than how many miles run. “Various studies have estimated that up to 70 percent of runners sustain an overuse running injury each year with more than 80 percent of those injuries occurring below the knee. Based on a literature review, it appears that foot pronation (how one steps) and inadequate hip muscle stabilization are the top categories for injury,” said lead author Reed Ferber, Assistant Professor and Director of the Running Injury Clinic from the University of Calgary. “Hip muscle weakness especially appears to lead to atypical lower extremity mechanics and increases forces on knees and feet while running.” One of the studies analyzed in the review suggested that after 4-6 weeks of strength training, 22 of 24 runners experienced significant decrease in pain and a 35-51 percent increase in hip abductor strength. “These results suggest that hip strengthening rehabilitation programs may be an effective way to lessen running overuse injuries,” said Ferber. Dr. Ferber recommends performing hip abductor Hip Abductor - Standing strengthening exercises to prevent injury. Individuals should progress up to three sets of 10 Place opposite foot behind band repetitions gradually to avoid muscle soreness. Move involved leg outward, keeping knee straight. One of the best exercises is illustrated.

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Top: Brad Clayton Opposite: Bernie Boettcher

Weakened Hip Muscles Cause Overuse Running Injuries


Runners encountered some steep and rocky trails during the LaSportiva Berry Picker Trail Race in Vail. Qatar and 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. The USA Indoor Championships had been in Boston at the Reggie Lewis Center from 2003-2009 and were last in Albuquerque in 1966 when the meet fell under the guise of the AAU. And in 1968, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the marathon and race-walking events were held on the streets of Alamosa, located at 7,544 feet above sea level, comparable to the elevation of 1968 Olympic host Mexico City. Albuquerque’s portable indoor track features a red and white Mondo surface that is state-of-the-art with six 36” 200-meter lanes on the 60-degree banked oval, eight 42” 60-meter straightaway lanes running the entire length of the infield which are also the surface for the high jump. This includes two jumping runways and pits, areas for shot put, weight throw, pole vault, and high jump events. The track is stored in a warehouse when not in use.

2009 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team Announced

The Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team will compete in the 25th World Mountain Running Championships in Campodolcino, Italy on September 6, 2009. This year’s team includes five Colorado athletes: Tim Parr, 27, of Gunnison; Rickey Gates, 28, of Boulder; Megan Kimmel, 29, of Silverton; Megan Lund, 25, of Basalt; and Brandy Erholtz, 32, of Bailey.

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Colorado’s Top Times for 2009 Were you one of the fastest runners in Colorado last year? We’ve created a list so you can see who has the fleetest feet in the state. We picked two different distances - the marathon and the 10K - and considered all USATF certified race courses in our rankings. Also included are the All-Colorado age group records for the marathon and half marathon.

FASTEST marathon times

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Age City

Time

Race

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Ryan Donovan

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Fort Collins

2:29:24

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Steven Folkerts

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Fort Collins

2:32:14

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Peter Biwot

32

Aurora

2:33:58

DM

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Jason Saitta

30

Parker

2:34:37

BM

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Dave Messenheimer

28

Col Springs

2:36:29

CM

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Mathew Kempton

20

Denver

2:41:10

CCM

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David Zakavec

25

Fort Collins

2:42:27

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Zach Crandell

29

Lafayette

2:44:33

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Ryan Birch

29

Greeley

2:44:39

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Johannes Rudolph

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Boulder

2:45:15

BM

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Age

City

Time

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Nuta Olaru

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Longmont

2:42:18

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Patty Rogers

34

Lakewood

2:54:27

DM

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Kim Dobson

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Fort Collins

2:59:16

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Amanda Nilsen

28

Denver

3:00:18

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5

Noelle Green

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Erie

3:02:10

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Jen Johnson

23

Col Springs

3:06:14

DM

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Naoko Takahashi

36

Boulder

3:06:55

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Stephanie Jones

38

Col Springs

3:07:27

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Heather McWhirter

30

Col Springs

3:08:03

ADT

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Victoria Funk

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Fort Collins

3:08:39

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KEY: ADT = American Discovery Trail Marathon (9/1/08), MAM = MountainAir Marathon (9/14/08), BM = Boulder Marathon (9/21/08), DM = Denver Marathon (10/19/08), CM = Colorado Marathon (5/3/09), CCM = Colorado Colfax Marathon (5/17/09), SBM = Steamboat Marathon (6/7/09), EPM = Estes Park Marathon (6/14/09) RULES: To be used in the rankings, times must be run on a USATF certified course in the state of Colorado. This list is for times run between August 15, 2008 and August 14, 2009 and includes runners living in Colorado and Wyoming.

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The Denver Marathon produced four of the top ten women’s times. 29 and under

Male: 1. Ryan Herzog, 28, Denver, 2:46:07, DM; 2. Tristan Mitchell, 22, Centennial, 2:46:10, DM; 3. Sam Malberg, 25, Eaton, 2:48:18, CM; 4. Miguel Cazares, 24, Denver, 2:49:44, CCM; 5. Nathan Rice, 19, Lafayette, 2:49:50, DM. Female: 1. Sara Kadlec, 24, Boulder, 3:08:40, DM; 2. Marisa Keefe, 29,

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Littleton, 3:13:15, DM; 3. Stephanie Wurtz, 26, Colorado Springs, 3:14:01, CM; 4. Shannon Filar, 23, 3:16:04, BM; 5. Elizabeth Watkins, 25, Colorado Springs, 3:18:37, ADT.

Male: 1. Ken Applegate, 60, Denver, 3:21:10, DM; 2. John Courtney, 61, Colorado Springs, 3:42:29, CM; 3. John Parson, 62, Denver, 3:53:54, DM; 4. John Caldwell, 63, Longmont, 3:54:07, DM; 5. Fred Jorgensen, 60, Denver, 3:54:24, DM. Female: 1. Carol Kinzy, 61, Pueblo, 3:44:15, CM; 2. Lois Lenorovitz, 63, 4:32:37, CCM; 3. Joyce McKelvey, 63, Black Forest, 4:44:44, ADT; 4. Patricia Tolleson, 60, 4:50:41, CM; 5. Emily Irwin, 62, 5:04:09, CM.

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Male: 1. Oscar Ponce, 31, Wheat Ridge, 2:45:49, DM; 2. Mark Saunders, 33, Fort Collins, 2:45:57, CM; 3. Ron Lipka, 31, Fort Collins, 2:52:10, DM; 4. Daniel Goding, 32, Loveland, 2:52:33, ADT; 5. Eric Walker, 32, Greeley, 2:52:37, DM. Female: 1. Sara Whitis, 31, Gillette, 3:14:44, DM; 2. Sarah Wetzel, 30, Denver, 3:17:54, CCM; 3. Amy Schneider, 30, Denver, 3:18:10, DM; 4. Jessica Latino, 31, Arvada, 3:21:24, DM; 5. Desiree Pitale, 34, 3:21:30, CCM.

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Male: 1. Bill Faulkner, 67, 4:32:50, CM; 2. John Gebhardt, 66, Highlands Ranch, 5:28:35, DM; 3. Tom Benson, 66, 5:40:25, CM; 4. Ray Haley, 65, Colorado Springs, 6:52:46, ADT; 5. Richard Crabb, 68, Littleton, 7:20:29, BM. Female: 1. Shirley Wright, 67, Colorado Springs, 5:27:04, ADT.

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Male: 1. Mark Mulholland, 36, Westminster, 2:47:28, DM; 2. Andy Knutsen, 37, 2:51:46, CCM; 3. Derek Johnston, 37, Fort Collins, 2:52:11, CM; 4. Andrew Picking, 37, Steamboat Springs, 2:53:20, SBM; 5. Gerald Romero, 37, Colorado Springs, 2:55:00, ADT. Female: 1. Connilee Walter, 35, Colorado Springs, 3:11:38, ADT; 2. Jennifer Cubillas, 39, Louisville, 3:20:02, DM; 3. Shannon Haynes, 37, Breckenridge, 3:23:10, DM; 4. Petra Hartmann, 38, Vail, 3:25:59, SBM; 5. Sherry Denton, 35, Fort Collins, 3:27:41, DM.

40-44

Male: 1. Arthur Johnson, 42, 2:50:50, CM; 2. Michael Hegstrom, 40, Denver, 2:55:59, CM; 3. Alan Bershaw, 42, Steamboat Springs, 2:57:52, SBM; 4. David Cook, 43, Denver, 2:58:12, DM; 5. Richard Paradis, 43, Denver, 2:59:05, DM. Female: 1. Katie Salter, 44, 3:19:13, CM; 2. Chrissy Steigerwald, 40, Boulder, 3:23:50, CM; 3. Jennifer Edgerley, 41, Broomfield, 3:26:29, DM; 4. Michelle Hancock, 40, Lakewood, 3:26:44, DM; 5. Amy Archibald, 43, Centennial, 3:28:02, ADT.

70 and over

Male: 1. Nico Solomos, 70, Denver, 3:51:48, DM; 2. Dick Grauer, 70, Golden, 5:44:43, DM; 3. Thomas Wardens, 80, 5:52:38, CM; 4. Mitchell Costas, 70, Littleton, 5:58:10, DM. Female: No Times.

Ryan Donovan on his way to the fastest marathon time of the year, 2:29:24, run at the Colorado Marathon in Fort Collins.

45-49

Male: 1. Peter Hopkins, 45, Boulder, 2:50:32, DM; 2. Steve Krebs, 46, Lakewood, 2:50:56, BM; 3. Jens Oien, 45, 2:55:13, CCM; 4. Jon Turner, 45, 2:58:54, CM; 5. Brian Dunfey, 49, Edwards, 3:03:41, DM. Female: 1. Janet Rooney, 45, Louisville, 3:17:18, DM; 2. Carolyn Parsons, 48, 3:26:22, CM; 3. Annette Krueger, 45, 3:28:49, CM; 4. Laurie Brockway, 47, Boulder, 3:39:11, SBM; 5. Deb Cunningham, 46, Denver, 3:40:25, ADT.

50-54

Male: 1. Steve Bremner, 54, Colorado Springs, 2:57:54, CM; 2. Brian Dunfey, 50, Edwards, 3:00:10, CM; 3. Eric Bindner, 51, Littleton, 3:02:15, ADT; 4. Heath Hibbard, 56, Montrose, 3:05:05, SBM; 5. Bruce Pulford, 54, Fort Collins, 3:05:43, SBM. Female: 1. Lucinda West, 52, Broomfield, 3:45:29, DM; 2. Jenny Weber, 51, Greeley, 3:49:05, BM; 3. Barbara Franzen, 52, 3:49:16, CCM; 4. Rhonda McGownd, 50, Fort Collins, 3:50:12, DM; 5. Vicki Vanderkwaak, 53, 3:51:59, CM.

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Male: 1. Jack Pottle, 56, 3:19:29, CCM; 2. George Jones, 59, 3:21:25, CM; 3. David Hemken, 56, 3:25:24, BM; 4. Rick Greer, 55, 3:31:52, CM; 5. Jim Hunter, 58, Fort Collins, 3:35:02, CM. Female: 1. Barbara Franzen, 55, Denver, 3:47:58, DM; 2. Anita Zonker, 58, Centennial, 3:57:06, DM; 3. Diane Ridgeway, 59, 4:00:54, BM; 4. Lynn Kingston, 55, Longmont, 4:10:00, BM; 5. Joanne Harms, 57, Fort Collins, 4:14:01, SBM. 14 coloradorunnermag.com

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Runners enjoy the sunrise at the start of the Boulder Marathon.


FASTEST 10K times (from SEPTEMBER, 2008 through AUGUST, 2009) Name

Age

City

Time

Race

1

Simon Cheprot

19

Aurora

29:17 BB

2

James Carney

30

Boulder

29:53 BB

3

Josh Eberly

28

Gunnison

30:10 GPC

4

Kennett Kiptoo

27

Aurora

30:24 BB

5

Jason Hartman

28

Boulder

30:37 BB

6

Fernando Cabada

27

Boulder

30:42 BB

7

Matt Levassiur

28

Alamosa

30:55 GPC

8

Josh Glabb

26

Superior

31:01 BB

9

Edwardo Torres

28

Boulder

31:01 BB

10

Lee Troop

36

Boulder

31:11 SRS

Name

Age

City

Time

1

Alisha Williams

27

Colorado Springs 34:21 GPC

2

Freya Murray

25

Boulder

34:22 BB

3

Lidia Simon

35

Boulder

34:28 BB

4

Colleen De Reuck

45

Boulder

34:38 GPC

5

Luminita Talpos

36

Longmont

34:42 LTT

6

Michele Suszek

27

Frisco

35:30 TMC

7

Tera Moody

28

Colorado Springs 35:43 BB

8

Carrie Vickers

31

Carbondale

35:52 BB

9

Daniela Cirlan

28

Longmont

36:00 SRS

10

Kathy Butler

35

Nederland

36:10 SRS

31, Lakewood, 31:59, ETR; 3. Matt Reed, 33, Boulder, 32:18, BB; 4. Brian Fleischmann, 30, Colorado Springs, 32:27, GPC; 5. Tommy Manning, 33, Colorado Springs, 32:46, BB. Female: 1. Brandy Erholtz, 31, Bailey, 36:17, BB; 2. Amanda Occhi, 31, Manitou Springs, 36:30, GPC; 3. Chrissie Wellington, 32, Boulder, 37:00, BB; 4. Wendy Marie Thomas, 30, Windsor, 37:55, BB; 5. Lynda AndrosClay, 33, Edwards, 39:30, TMC.

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KEY: CR = Colorado Run (9/1/2008), GG = Golden Gallop (9/6/2008), NN = Neder-Nederland (9/7/2008), FOTF = Fans On The Field (9/28/2008), EE = Eerie Erie (10/25/2008), LS = Littleton Stride (11/2/2008), LTT = Longmont Turkey Trot (11/8/2008), RR = Rudolph’s Revenge (12/20/2008), SRO = Spring Runoff (3/8/2009), ALM = Air Life Memorial (5/17/2009), BB = Bolder Boulder (5/25/2009), SRS = Sunrise Stampede (6/6/2009), SB = Steamboat 10K (6/7/2009), TMC = Ten Mile Creek 10K (6/13/2009), EPO = Estes Park Optimist (6/14/2009), SS = Sailin’ Shoes (6/20/2009), SBS = Strawberry Shortcut (6/21/2009), NSS = Northside Stride (6/27/2009), GPC = Grand Prix Classic (7/25/2009), HR = Human Race (8/1/2009), ETR = Evergreen Town Race (8/2/2009) RULES: To be used in the rankings, times must be run on a USATF certified course in the state of Colorado. This list is for times run between August 15, 2008 and August 14, 2009 and includes runners living in Colorado and Wyoming.

29 and under

Male: 1. Nick Hirsch, 26, Gunnison, 31:12, GPC; 2. Adam Rich, 28, Colorado Springs, 31:18, GPC; 3. Paul DiGrappa, 28, Castle Rock, 31:26, GPC; 4. Robby Young, 23, Colorado Springs, 31:31, GPC; 5. Scott Dahlberg, 24, Gunnison, 31:38, BB. Female: 1. Cassie Slade, 25, Indian Hills, 36:28, BB; 2. Alina-Adriana Istudora, 23, Longmont, 36:31, LTT; 3. Bevin Kennelly, 25, Thornton, 36:40, BB; 4. Maren Shepherd, 26, Gunnison, 36:50, GPC; 5. Adrian Chouinard, 26, Manitou Springs, 36:56, GPC.

30-34

Josh Eberly of Gunnison won the Grand Prix Classic 10K in Colorado Springs in a time of 30:10. 35-39

Male: 1. Peter Vail, 35, Boulder, 31:35, ETR; 2. Art Siemers, 36, Golden, 33:16, BB; 3. Craig Greenslit, 39, Berthoud, 33:27, BB; 4. Christopher Nelson, 39, Peyton, 33:46, GPC; 5. Adolfo Carrillo, 37, Colorado Springs, 33:56, GPC. Female: 1. Bean Wreen, 36, Boulder, 37:09, GPC; 2. Stacey Chamberlin, 37, Boulder, 38:51, BB; 3. Becky Sondag, 39, Casper, 39:01, BB; 4. Melody Fairchild, 35, Nederland, 40:04, BB; 5. Stephanie Seybold, 39, Evergreen, 40:38, ETR.

Male: 1. Ryan Kirkpatrick, 30, Colorado Springs, 31:21, BB; 2. Ewen North, September/October 2009

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>> THE FAST LANE << 40-44

Male: 1. Simon Gutierrez, 43, Alamosa, 31:45, GPC; 2. Darren De Reuck, 44, Boulder, 33:34, GPC; 3. Yoshikazu Aizawa, 40, Boulder, 33:54, NN; 4. James Johnson, 40, Boulder, 34:13, BB; 5. Chad Ricklefs, 41, Boulder, 34:50, BB. Female: 1. Noelle Green, 44, Erie, 37:34, GPC; 2. Kari Cornwill, 41, Fort Collins, 39:08, GPC; 3. Kirsten Kindt, 44, Boulder, 39:48, BB; 4. Renee Israel, 41, Boulder, 40:04, BB; 5. Susan Nuzum, 42, Boulder, 40:09, BB.

45-49

Male: 1. Andy Ames, 46, Boulder, 33:39, BB; 2. Raul Carrizalez, 48, Evans, 34:50, GPC; 3. Steven Sellers, 48, 35:53, LTT; 4. Chris Spitz, 45, Berthoud, 35:58, BB; 5. Bernie Boettcher, 46, Silt, 36:00, SBS. Female: 1. Mary Alico, 46, Boulder, 39:44, BB; 2. Susan Brooker, 46, Boulder, 41:23, HR; 3. Katie Hegg, 46, Boulder, 42:34, BB; 4. Kristi Jordan, 45, Niwot, 42:44, BB; 5. Dawn King, 45, Boulder, 42:56, SRS.

50-54

Male: 1. Ken Masarie, 50, Longmont, 37:03, SRS; 2. Rick Bruess, 50, Boulder, 37:15, GPC; 3. Mark Bell, 51, Denver, 38:54, RR; 4. Kevin Berg, 52, Littleton, 39:01, BB; 5. Rich Hadley, 53, Florence, 39:03, GPC. Female: 1. Ellen Hart, 51, Denver, 39:53, BB; 2. Jane Welzel, 53, Fort Collins, 42:12, CR; 3. Lisa Gonzales-Gile, 50, Aspen, 43:25, SRO; 4. Catriona Dowling, 51, Boulder, 43:40, NN; 5. Pam Boudreau, 53, Windsor, 44:37, BB.

55-59

Male: 1. John Victoria, 55, Colorado Springs, 36:42, GPC; 2. Doug Bell, 58, Greeley, 36:43, BB; 3. Heath Hibbard, 56, Montrose, 38:06, GPC; 4. Devin Croft, 56, Littleton, 39:22, GPC; 5. Dan Korb, 55, Fort Collins, 40:17, SRO. Female: 1. Edie Stevenson, 59, Boulder, 45:24, BB; 2. Jan Hughes, 58,

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Boulder, 47:12, BB; 3. Tina Albert, 58, Boulder, 48:05, SRS; 4. Sue Butcher, 56, Boulder, 48:14, BB; 5. Ellen Rickert, 55, Lafayette, 48:47, LTT.

60-64

Male: 1. Dave Dooley, 62, Erie, 38:58, GPC; 2. Bob Cooper, 61, Thornton, 40:51, BB; 3. Elliot Henry, 63, Frisco, 42:00, BB; 4. John Roeske, 60, Loveland, 42:35, BB; 5. Steve Joyce, 60, Loveland, 42:45, GPC. Female: 1. Rima Lurie, 61, Boulder, 48:28, BB; 2. Diane Ridgeway, 60, Arvada, 48:52, BB; 3. Laurie Rugenstein, 61, Boulder, 48:53, BB; 4. Stephanie Wiecks, 62, Palmer Lake, 50:30, GPC; 5. Kathy Elmont, 60, Ouray, 51:59, BB.

65-69

Male: 1. Charles Drage, 65, Evergreen, 43:10, ETR; 2. Tom Lemire, 65, Boulder, 43:43, BB; 3. Don Larson, 68, Boulder, 43:58, BB; 4. Bill Smitham, 65, Golden, 44:47, BB; 5. Parks Williams, 67, Colorado Springs, 45:02, GPC. Female: 1. Jo Ann Meyer, 66, Longmont, 48:45, BB; 2. C Gail Hunter, 65, Boulder, 50:26, BB; 3. Constance Ahrnsbrak, 69, Lakewood, 52:31, GPC; 4. Sally Kennett, 67, Salida, 56:55, TMC; 5. Carol McKinley, 66, Aurora, 57:27, BB.

70 and over

Male: 1. Jack Barry, 71, Littleton, 49:02, GPC; 2. Freddy Keil, 70, Greeley, 50:20, BB; 3. Rich Romero, 72, Denver, 51:29, LTT; 4. Robert Emmett Greene, 74, Frisco, 52:02, BB; 5. Bill Obert, 70, Conifer, 53:44, BB. Female: 1. Libby James, 72, Fort Collins, 48:54, BB; 2. Allyssa Phillips, 76, Englewood, 54:04, BB; 3. Judy Smythe, 71, Boulder, 1:03:12, BB; 4. Lois Calhoun, 73, Boulder, 1:03:24, BB; 5. Vici Dehaan, 73, Boulder, 1:07:49, NN.

All-time top Colorado Half Marathon Records

Age Group

Name

Race

Time

Age Group

Name

Race

Time

19 & under

Joe Veltman

unknown (1981)

2:48:26

19 & under

Matt Strand

Georgetown (1986)

1:11:12

20-24

Creighton King

Rawhide (1983)

2:22:12

20-24

Jon Sinclair

Rawhide (1982)

1:04:06

25-29

Norberto Segura

Rawhide (1984)

2:18:06

25-29

Dick LeDoux

Rawhide (1984)

1:04:14

30-34

Jonathan Ndambuki

Denver (2007)

2:21:34

30-34

Craig Holm

Rawhide (1984)

1:04:03

35-39

Stan Curran

Rawhide (1982)

2:22:21

35-39

Silvio Guerra

Rocky Mtn (2007)

1:06:56

40-44

Ken Schei

Rawhide (1982)

2:31:44

40-44

Damien Koch

Rawhide (1984)

1:08:58

45-49

Ardel Boes

Rawhide (1982)

2:29:30

45-49

Dave Dooley

Georgetown (1993)

1:14:58

50-54

Tom Bailey

unknown (1981)

2:40:07

50-54

Pete Ybarra

Georgetown (1993)

1:15:42

55-59

Tom Bailey

Rawhide (1984)

2:42:20

55-59

Heath Hibbard

Slacker (2008)

1:20:16

60-64

Ed Craighead

Denver (2006)

3:23:55

60-64

Ronald Davis

Georgetown (2004)

1:21:02

65-69

Marv Bradley

Colfax (2006)

3:50:27

65-69

Jose Cardenas

Georgetown (2002)

1:30:52

70 & over

Bill Turley

Boulder (2000)

4:27:54

70 & over

Jose Cardenas

Georgetown (2004)

1:33:48

Name

Race

Time

Name

City

Time

19 & under

Chika Horie

Boulder (2000)

3:27:21

19 & under

Jana Thomas

Georgetown (unk)

1:18:28

20-24

Kate Bricker

Rawhide (1983)

2:49:36

20-24

Julie Benzal

Rawhide (1984)

1:15:20

25-29

Masako Chiba

Boulder (2004)

2:41:05

25-29

Marueen Custy

Rawhide (1984)

1:14:08

30-34

Carolyn Ostler

Rawhide (1984)

2:46:55

30-34

Luminita Talpos

Rocky Mtn (2006)

1:14:20

35-39

Nuta Olaru

Boulder (2006)

2:43:10

35-39

Nuta Olaru

Rocky Mtn (2007)

1:13:28

40-44

Martha Tenorio

Denver (2007)

2:46:41

40-44

Tanya Poel

Georgetown (2007)

1:22:34

45-49

Mercedes Gil

Colorado (2008)

3:00:41

45-49

Jane Welzel

Georgetown (2001)

1:22:49

50-54

Lola Jensen

Rawhide (1984)

3:24:19

50-54

Jane Welzel

Georgetown (2005)

1:33:46

55-59

Diane Ridgeway

Colorado (2004)

3:21:18

55-59

Marilyn Stapleton

Colorado (2002)

1:35:26

60-64

Gunhild Swanson

Boulder (2004)

3:54:19

60-64

Lola Ackerman

Georgetown (2005)

1:46:53

65-69

Kay Chernoff

Colfax (2008)

4:54:14

65-69

Jo Ann Meyer

Georgetown (2009)

1:45:51

70 & over

Myra Rhodes

Colorado (2006)

4:09:12

70 & over

Libby James

Crossroads (2006)

1:47:54

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by bill stahl and tracy peterson

>> YOUTH RUNNING <<

Dominique and Taylor Gerard

Sibling Rivalry Running is well-known as a sometimes-solitary activity. But for a select group of top-performing prep runners, heading into the 2009 Cross Country season, they have a built-in training partner and supporter – their sibling. But do these competitive siblings always boost one another, or do they hammer each other to the point of drawing blood? The answer might surprise you. Austin Appel has a tall mountain to climb if he wants to live up to the legacy created by his older brother, Evan. Evan, arguably one of the best prep runners Colorado has ever produced, possesses a handful of state titles, including winning 5A championships last year, his senior season at Dakota Ridge, in cross country, 1600 meters, and 3200 meters. The youngest child in a family often possesses less lead

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ership inclination and can tend to be more laid-back than older siblings. That would hardly describe Austin, the younger of two children in the Appel family. “Evan is a natural (leader), but it’s now my team to lead,” said Austin, who was 14th at the 2008 state cross country meet as a sophomore. “Seeing Evan’s success, I’d like to follow a similar path.” Austin sees this year’s Eagles team competing once again with the best in the state. Evan says that Austin should ben-

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efit from having seen his older brother lead the Dakota Ridge team before him. “I’ve tried to set the goals and be the role model, so I’m a little jealous that he’ll get to benefit from seeing that,” Evan said. Both brothers agree that Austin is perhaps more disciplined in his approach to training. “Austin is very independent and has done a good job of distinguishing himself,” Evan said. “He does his own routine involving nutrition and core exercises.” The brothers say they have different body types, with Austin being more slender than his older brother, yet Evan has found it valuable to adopt his younger brother’s regimen. They have also benefitted from having a nearby running partner because they live in a quiet area outside of Conifer. “Austin and I love to run,” Evan said. So do they constantly talk about running, both while training and at home? “Even when we run, it’s all about cars,” Evan said. “I think our teammates get sick of hearing us talk cars.” Both Appels began running in grade school, so it wasn’t a matter of one pushing the other. “We both had success when we were young,” Austin said. “I won a mile race in third-grade, and that started it.” They both ran at Summit Ridge Middle School, which feeds into Dakota Ridge, and saw more success that continues to this day. “Having Austin along for the ride has been great,” Evan said. Austin added, “I’d love to go to Stanford (where Evan will run next year), or another academically-excellent school.” WHEREAS AUSTIN WIILL be without his sibling this season, the Nederland’s Robinson sisters have one more year together at the high school level. In 2008, then-freshman Kelley finished first and then-junior Kat was third to lead the Panthers to the state 2A cross country title. In track this spring, they finished in the same positions in the 1600 meters, while Kat added a third-place medal in the 800 meters. How much better can it get? “All of us want to get first at State (again) and improve our times,” Kelley said. “Once you start, you can only go up. We run for our team and we put the team first.” Kat sets the bar even higher. She says they want to get a perfect score – all three scorers (including sophomore Rebecca Hermann) in the top three. The Panthers have been meeting at Nederland High School all summer and training on the nearby trails and around the Mud Lake open space park. The sisters also attended the Colorado State running camp. Kelley says it was easy to get started running. “My parents (Sabrina and Ken, who are also Nederland’s cross country coaches) have always been running. We just run as a family. Some families go shopping, we go running.” But running doesn’t necessarily spill over into all areas of their lives. “Our parents are our coaches at practice, and our parents at home.”


Sisters can often get fiercely competitive, and often it doesn’t sit well if the younger sister starts beating big sis. “We don’t really compete,” Kelley said. “I have support for her (Kat). I have a running partner and a sister. If she wins, I’m going to be happy for her. If she has a bad race, and I have a good race, I still feel bad. We’re both pretty tough, and Kat and I want the best for each other.” ANOTHER SISTER PAIR in which the younger one has overtaken the older one in some ways is the tandem of Dominique and Taylor Gerard. Dominique is a junior at ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, and Taylor is an eighth-grader at Ranch View Middle School. Taylor was 10 when she saw her older sister running and decided to give it a shot. Dominique began in seventh-grade when she fell in love with cross country, and now both girls compete nationally in USATF Junior Olympic events. In the recent national championships in Greensboro, N.C., Dominique won the U.S. intermediate girls championship in the 3000 meter run by a whopping six seconds in 10:09.42, and also clocked a 4:46.15 to capture fifth in the 1500, while Taylor took sixth for youth girls in both the 3000 with a 10:54.59, and in the 1500 in 4:53.54. Despite her success, Dominique feels Taylor breathing down her neck. “Taylor and I are 2½ years apart, so we race in different divisions,” Dominique said. “When it comes to time comparison, my sister is faster than I was (at the same age) which can be frustrating at times, but I have to learn to accept it. It’s fun, but during practices and races we both get very competitive. As the older sibling, in practices, if Taylor tries to go ahead of me I become very competitive.” “I think we can push each other in practices,” said younger sister Taylor. “In practice, it is sometimes competitive because when you are younger, you want to beat your older sibling. Though in practice it can be fun to have your sibling there cheering you on and doing something we both love.”

Not surprisingly, the girls have different perspectives on their practice efforts. “I honestly feel that Taylor works hard, but I believe that when it comes to running, whether it’s practice or racing, I’m more disciplined, hardworking, and focused,” said Dominique. “Taylor not only runs, but plays soccer as well. Since I have a stronger commitment, and this is the only sport I truly love, I believe I give every workout and race my all. I feel that I work very hard in class and so does my sister, but I feel running gets my best effort.” Not a chance the younger Gerard is going to yield on that one. “I think that I work harder because my sister has more homework so I can focus more in practice,” Taylor said. “Also, my sister has harder classes than I do.” But both girls agree that practice and races are two entirely different scenarios. “Even though she’s younger, having her there with me

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Kelley (Robinson) says it was easy to get started running. “My parents (Sabrina and Ken, who are also Nederland’s cross country coaches) have always been running. We just run as a family. Some families go shopping, we go running.” before the races kind of helps calm me because I know we’re experiencing the same things. I love having my sister there and know that we support each other no matter what the outcome is,” Dominique said. “Dominique has been running longer so she can help me at times,” said Taylor. “At races, she is there to encourage me and that gives me confidence.” Like the other sibling pairs, the girls look forward to being teammates. “Our dream that we have been talking about lately,” Taylor said, “is when my sister is a senior and I’m a freshman, we will be able to run cross country and track together.” “I think that as an older sister, I just want to influence Taylor positively,” Dominique said, “and running has given me the chance to inspire her and hopefully make her want to be more like me.” Once again, the power of running has strengthened siblings’ ties. “I think that my sister and I are very close and running has brought us even closer,” Taylor said. “We can talk to each other about anything. I think I have an awesome sister.” HOW MUCH DIFFERENCE is there if the siblings are brother and sister? Andrew and Melissa Roberts of Lyons High School are the oldest of nine children in the family (with a 10th Roberts baby due soon). “I love cheering for him, and it’s really exciting for me when he cheers for me,” said Melissa, a junior, of her older brother. “It’s been really good. He helps me set goals,” Melissa said. Among those goals is to break the 18:00 barrier for 5K and to get the Lyons girls team to qualify for the State cross country meet. Melissa and Robert began running at a very young age when the family moved to a house close to a park. Their dad, Mark, who is a teacher and Lyons High School’s head coach, would wake them up before he left for school so they could run before breakfast. Running has become a family affair on the Roberts’ 10-acre property. Every one of them runs, down even to 18-month old Elizabeth, who eagerly mimics her siblings traversing the trails. Since the Robertses have home-schooled all of their kids until they reached high school, the runs have served as a sort of P.E. class for them. Andrew’s high school success provides a good template for the rest of his siblings. He won the 2007 3A state cross country crown, after being the runner-up the year before. He

was second this past year in the 3A state cross country meet, as well as in the 1600 and 3200 in track, all to Buena Vista’s Joseph DeMoor. Andrew will be running next year at Colorado State, where he hopes to get used to the longer collegiate distances and is aiming to break into the Rams’ top five in cross country. Obviously, Andrew and Melissa can support each other more than same-gender siblings during meets because they are in different races, but can’t train together as easily. “Melissa is pretty focused, but also on school,” said Andrew, who says that he often concentrated on his battles with rivals like Appel, Denver North’s Joseph Manilafasha, and Regis’ Bobby

Nicolls. However, without Andrew in the house anymore, Melissa is eager to take on the challenge of not only leading the Lyons team, but of her clan of siblings as well. “I need to step up,” she said. Can the younger siblings achieve the same lofty levels and become the leaders their older brothers and sisters have been? With the kind of support they have, it will be intriguing to see if they achieve their goals this cross country season. Bill Stahl has been coaching in Colorado for more than 25 years. He is currently the head cross country and assistant track coach at Horizon High School in Thornton. He owns a youth sports business called i9 Sports. Stahl can frequently be seen trail running to prepare for another ultramarathon or having fun running with the kids on his team. Tracy Peterson, known by his runners as Coach Tracy, is the head cross country coach at Colorado Academy and a free agent for schools in track. Tracy hails from Kansas where he ran high school and college cross country and track. Tracy is usually found at practice or on the trails of Colorado.

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by jessica griffiths

>> MEET AN ELITE <<

With Jenny

Barringer Olympian Four-time NCAA Champion Five-time All-American Two-time USATF Steeplechase Champion Three-time Big 12 Champion These are just a few of the awards and titles that Jenny Barringer has collected during her time at the University of Colorado. As one of the best distance runners in the country and a growing presence on the world stage, Barringer owns the American and collegiate record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 9:12.50. On the international scene, Barringer has won two steeplechase meets. Her times in the indoor 3K and 5K were the fifth fastest in the world during the 2009 season and her mile was the fastest of the year. Barringer became the third fastest US woman in history in the 1,500 at the Prefontaine Classic when she shaved over eight seconds off her PR to record a sub-four minute time at 3:59.90. In June, she won the steeplechase at the USATF Outdoor Championships for the second time in three years. She is returning to CU for one final fall cross country season where she hopes to capture the NCAA cross country team title and individual title. After college, she is considering turning pro.

“Nothing beats an altitude run in the mountains. It’s breath-taking, in more than one way! We have some famous mountain runs such as Mags and Gold Hill and Switzerland trail. They’re probably my favorites.”

It is a lot of good stuff coming together at the right time. I was able to take a nice long break after the Olympics but I stayed serious about eating right, sleeping enough, stretching, and all of the other little things. That, along with a good training program, can take a talented runner very far.

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You have been shattering record after record in the past few months. What do you attribute it to?


of training for you? A lot of hard work! I run a lot of miles, hovering around 80 miles a week. That week includes a long run, several track sessions, and even my easy days are usually an hour or more. What’s important is that my training is very consistent. I don’t change things much from week to week.

What are your upcoming goals? My first goal is to be a good teammate and a leader. I’m excited about joining our enthusiastic and talented women’s cross country team to fight for an NCAA team finish that’s fitting to our level of ability. I also have my eyes set on the individual prize. I’m very acquainted with second place and I would like to improve on that.

Many fans might have been surprised when you decided to compete for one more season this fall instead of turning professional. Why did you make that decision? I could write a book on that decision but it would mostly be on the responses (from the media). It wasn’t a difficult decision to make and not that difficult to stick with. The resources the University can provide me couldn’t be matched in my mind and I feel I made a solid commitment to run for the school for four years. Now, I’m putting in an extra season beyond those four years. That’s simply because I love cross country, I want to do well in it, and it’s going to be a joy to race next to the women on my team. The professional career is out there and in the mean time I’m having the time of my life getting there.

What are your plans for after college? Will you stay in Boulder? I love Boulder, not just for training, but as a place to live. I have a strong tie to this town and would love to stay. But, I’m keeping all of my options open for when I finish school. I would like to run professionally and we’re moving in that direction for November but I also have aspirations to go to law school and I enjoy doing community work. No matter what, I can’t imagine things will slow down after college.

You have competed in so many exciting races. What has been your favorite so far?

Barringer’s Personal Bests Outdoor: 800-meters: 2:02.56 (2009) 1,500-meters: 3:59.90 (2009, collegiate and school record) Steeplechase: 9:12.50 (2009, American, collegiate and school record) 5,000-meters: 15:05.25 (2009, collegiate and school record) Indoor: Mile: 4:25.91 (2009, Big 12 Meet, stadium, collegiate and school record) 3,000-meters: 8:42.03 (2009, NCAA Meet, collegiate, stadium and school record) 5,000-meters: 15:01.70 (2009, stadium, collegiate and school record)

Each race has a story. Some of those stories are a little (or a lot) more dramatic such as my first national championship as a freshman, the Pre Classic this year, my infamous shoe-loss episode at NCAAs my sophomore year, the unexpected 5K PR in Seattle, the American Record in Belgium by the most narrow of wins. All of those and I didn’t even mention the Olympics. I couldn’t possibly have a favorite.

What do you like to do other than run? I enjoy investing in people. I like spending time with friends and doing community work when I can. I also love to read. I lose myself in books.

How do you stay injury free? It’s a little bit of luck and a lot of prevention. I get in the weight-room twice a week to strengthen weak areas, I treat little pains immediately, and I communicate with my coaches even when the issue seems little. Especially training for the steeple it’s vital for me to let them know if something hurts so we can back off of the high-impact hurdle work.

Do you have a favorite spot to run in Boulder? I have some great trails right out my front door that I’m a little partial to but still, nothing beats an altitude run in the mountains. It’s breath-taking, in more than one way! We have some famous mountain runs such as Mags and Gold Hill and Switzerland trail. They’re probably my favorites. September/October 2009

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>> NUTRITION ADVANTAGE <<

Your Burning Sports Nutrition Questions Answered What should I drink during and after exercise? How can I gain muscle and lose fat? What should I take to boost my immune system? Time and again, athletes repeatedly ask questions about sugar, protein, supplements, caffeine, carbs, recovery, and body fat. To address these issues, an international group of sports nutritionists (Professionals in Nutrition & Exercise Science (PINES); www.sportsoracle. com) gathered in Seattle in May. Experts in their fields discussed the latest research and answered commonly asked questions. Perhaps the answers will help you resolve confusing nutrition issues.

Q. Is pre-exercise sugar harmful to performance? A. More than 100 studies indicate consuming sugar within the hour pre-exercise does not hurt performance. The vast majority of athletes can enjoy pre-exercise sweets for a quick fix. But some athletes are, indeed, “sugar sensitive” and experience rebound hypoglycemia. They quickly learn— 1) to avoid sugar 15 to 45 minutes pre-exercise and instead consume it right before they exercise (the body will not have time to release the insulin that contributes to the “crash”) or 2) choose pre-exercise foods that do not produce a “sugar high” such as oatmeal or whole grain toast with a little peanut butter.

loss with 1) a small calorie deficit that contributes to slow fat loss. 2) an adequate protein intake (i.e., some protein at each meal). 3) frequently eaten meals that offer a constant fuel supply. 4) strength training to help protect against muscle loss.

Q. How can I gain muscle and lose fat? A. The body cannot build muscle and lose fat at the same time. Building muscle requires calories. If you are restricting calories to lose undesired body fat, your body does not have the fuel it needs to create new muscle tissue. Instead, the body breaks down muscle to use for fuel. A dieting athlete can minimize muscle 24 coloradorunnermag.com

Q. What should I eat to recover after exercise? A. After a moderate workout, you need not worry about rapidly refueling because your muscles are not depleted. But if you have done exhaustive exercise, you should plan to replace carbs, water and sodium as soon as tolerable—particularly if you will be exercising again within 6 hours. Adding a little protein to

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the recovery meal or snack helps repair damaged muscle, reduce soreness, and also enhance glycogen replacement in athletes who neglect to eat enough carbs: • For a 150-pound athlete, the recommended carb dose for rapid recovery is ~300calories every 2 hours for 4-6 hours. • A wise protein target is about 15 to 30 grams protein for a 150-lb athlete, taken right after (and/or during) exercise. (More precisely: 0.5 g carb/lb and 0.1-0.2 g protein/lb) Simple suggestions include 16-ounces of chocolate milk; a handful of pretzels and a yogurt; a meal such as cereal with milk, Carnation Instant Breakfast, or a shake made with milk, powdered milk and a big banana or other fruit. Timing may be more important than the actual amount of food consumed. Your best bet is to time your meals to your training, so you


eat a meal after a hard workout.

sume carbs during extended exercise.

Q. What’s best to drink during and after exercise? How much? A. Beverages that include a little sodium (i.e., sports drinks) enhance fluid retention. Alternatively, pre-exercise, you can consume sodium-containing foods (salted oatmeal, pretzels, broth). How much you need to drink depends on how much sweat you lose. Weigh yourself pre- and post exercise; dropping one pound equates to losing 16 ounces of sweat that needs to be replaced. More simply, you can monitor your urine and drink enough to urinate a pale-colored urine frequently throughout the day. Not urinating for several hours post-exercise is bad: dehydration!

Q. What should I take to boost my immune system?

A. While the “train low, compete high” method is an interesting concept, research has yet to prove it will enhance performance. Theoretically, training “low” stimulates physiological adaptations that spare muscle glycogen and allow greater endurance. The problems are 1) athletes are unable to train at a high intensity when their muscles are glycogen depleted and 2) training with glycogen-depleted muscles increases the risk of injury. Bottom line: Eat carbs daily for wellfueled muscles that allow you to train hard!

Q. What dose of caffeine is best to enhance performance?

A. Moderate exercise actually boosts your immune system; moderate exercisers have no need to take immune-boosting supplements. Hard, exhaustive exercise, in comparison, contributes to inflammation, oxidative stress, and immune dysfunction. But if you are healthy, well fed, and well rested, your immune system can handle the stress. Supplements will not boost your immune function above normal levels. If you undereat and fail to consume adequate protein or carbs after exercise (as happens with dieters or athletes who are “too busy” to eat), immune response drops. The best supplement to take to counter this response is adequate food—carb-protein combinations, like chocolate milk or a meal. Quercetin (a bioactive compound found in red apples) is touted to boost the immune system. However, research suggests quercetin works best in “cocktails,” the way it naturally comes in foods. That is, a quercetin supplement, by itself, is less effective than when quercetin is combined with other bioactive compounds, such as fish oil and green tea extract.

Q. Should I train on a high fat diet to enhance fat-burning?

Q. Should I train with low glycogen stores, and then compete when carbo-loaded?

A. By burning more fat, athletes are able to burn fewer carbs and thereby spare their limited glycogen stores. Supposedly, this should enhance endurance, given that glycogen depletion is associated with fatigue. Yet, the practice has yet to translate into improved performance. The best way to enhance endurance is to con-

A. Although responses to caffeine vary greatly from person to person, a suggested dose equates to a 12-oz. mug of coffee one hour pre-exercise. (More precisely, consume 1.5 mg caffeine per pound of body weight (3 mg/kg)—or about 225 mg for a 150-lb athlete. Higher doses of caffeine offer no performance advantages and can create the disadvantage of sleep problems that end up hurting performance. Enough is enough; more caffeine is not better!

Q. Do I need to worry about contamination in commercial sports supplements like protein powders? A. Yes! A survey of 634 nutrition supplements indicates about 15% included a banned substance, even though the supplement came from a factory that did not even manufacture banned substances (i.e., steroids, ephedrine). The contaminants make the products “work” (read that, “sell better”). The products most likely to be contaminated with illegal compounds include bodybuilding supplements and weight loss products. Buyer beware! Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD (Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) is the author of the Sports Nutrition Guidebook, and food guides for marathoners, new runners, and cyclists, which are available via www.nancyclarkrd.com. See also sportsnutritionworkshop.com.

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>> RACE REPORTS <<

The Vail Hill Climb Welcomes New Faces to the Winners Circle and dry. This is an event where runners quickly sort themselves out – some opting to start out fast and taper off, others sitting back, finding a gear that works, and pressing up the mountain in a rhythmic sustainable pace. Within two miles, Jason Delaney and Alex Nichols had separated themselves from the pack racing side-by-side to gap the field by nearly 30 seconds. Over the course of the climb Delaney, 29, outran Nichols, 24, to take the win in 49:17. Nichols posted a respectable 50:46, and masters’ runner and former Hill Climb champion Andy Ames rounded out the top three with a time of 53:20. On the women’s side, Kelly Couch, 31, kept a steady pace to win in just over one hour, besting second-place finisher Anita Ortiz, 45, by two minutes, with Anne Nevin, 36, finishing in third with a time of 1:03:57. Ortiz was happy to have posted a time close to that of her run in 2008 in spite of being in recovery mode following her incredible win at the Western States 100 Mile. “I planned to take it easy today and was really pleased with my time. I felt good and relaxed,” said the Eagle resident who, upon finishing headed down the race course to cheer her 16-year-old daughter Amelia to the finish line. Ortiz didn’t have to wait long, Amelia finished in 1:12:30 to win the 19 and under age group. Another mother-daughter team to run were the Canadas who also live in the Vail Valley. Collins Canada, 28, finished in 1:26:45 while her mother Charlyn finished in 1:32:54 to win the 60 and over women’s age division, which was stacked with 10 women competing. In the men’s 60 and over category there were 16 competing. Often winning his age group, Elliott Henry, 63, when asked if he won today said, “No, this guy named Katz won. He’s a youngster – he’s just 60.” In addition to competing for age-group and overall prizes from La Sportiva, every race finisher received a commemorative T-shirt designed by Bernie Boettcher, an artist from Silt, CO, who finished fifth. This year’s shirt was a photo montage incorporating images from past Vail Hill Climb events. After all competitors had finished and the awards ceremony was completed, raffle prize drawings were held featuring products from area merchants and national companies. Some of the runners ran or hiked back down the mountain following the event, though most chose the easier and faster option downhill – riding the gondola. When they returned to the Vail Village, they could enjoy the Farmer’s Market, billed as the largest in Colorado. Joining series title sponsor La Sportiva was First Bank of Vail, Vail’s Mountain Haus, Tiga Advertising, SmartWool, Howard Head Sports Medicine Centers, Steadman Hawkins, and Gatorade. - Nancy Hobbs

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Vail Hill Climb Vail, CO July 5, 2009 338 Finishers - Timing by: Vail Recreation District - Elevation: Start = 8,163’, Finish = 10,335’ - Weather: Sunny - Course Records: Matt Carpenter, 46:53 (1993); Laura Haefeli, 57:32 (2004) Male (Overall): 1. Jason Delaney, 29, 49:17; 2. Alex Nichols, 24, 50:46; 3. Andy Ames, 46, 53:20; 4. Dan Weiland, 34, 53:35; 5. Bernie Boettcher, 46, 55:12. Masters (40+): 1. Andy Ames, 46, 53:20; 2. Bernie Boettcher, 46, 55:12; 3. Eric Hermann, 47, 57:35. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Keith Deighan, 50, 58:54; 2. Geoff Cooper, 54, 1:05:11; 3. Hooker Lowe, 55, 1:05:53. Seniors (60+): 1. Rick Katz, 60, 1:05:37; 2. Elliot Henry, 63, 1:10:47; 3. James Oberheide, 64, 1:13:47. Female (Overall): 1. Kelly Couch, 31, 1:00:36; 2. Anita Ortiz, 45, 1:02:44; 3. Anne Nevin, 36, 1:03:57; 4. Lisa Goldsmith, 44, 1:05:19; 5. Krisit Peiz, 29, 1:05:49. Masters (40+): 1. Anita Ortiz, 45, 1:02:44; 2. Lisa Goldsmith, 44, 1:05:19; 3. Katie Mazzia, 40, 1:10:57. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Sharon Kuhn, 50, 1:12:20; 2. Jeanne Blatter, 51, 1:22:18; 3. Pamela Stewart, 50, 1:23:52. Seniors (60+): 1. Charlyn Canada, 61, 1:32:54; 2. Gail Scoby, 61, 1:36:00; 3. Jo May, 61, 1:44:02.


Inaugural Gold Rush Subscribe Now! Attracts Runners To Victor

Opposite: Bernie Boettcher This page: Norm Hall

The start of the nine-mile race in Victor, Colorado. Sunday, July 19, marked the first running of the Gold Rush 9 Mile Mountain Race in the historic mining town of Victor, Colorado located seven miles from Cripple Creek. Twentyeight enthusiastic runners toed the line for this inaugural event. The race began at 9:30 am to allow time for runners to arrive from nearby cities. Temperatures at the start were sunny and in the 50s, rising only to the mid 70s by race end thanks to some light cloud cover. The course starts at 9,693 feet elevation in downtown Victor and tops out at 10,800 at the American Eagles Overlook before finishing back in town. The trail is mostly gravel and jeep roads, with short sections of single track connecting the main trails. The race takes advantage of Victorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impressive area trail system, tying together sections of the Gold Circle, Vindicator, and Battle Mountain trails. Not only do these trails provide an excellent running venue, they are also popular for hiking, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing. One of the most interesting aspects of the race is its unique and historic setting. Victor and nearby Cripple Creek have a rich and prosperous history of mining, with an estimated 23 million troy ounces of gold having been extracted from this district since 1890. Runners pass remnants of abandoned, century old mines all along the course. Competitors also run through the largest active gold surface mining operation in Colorado, opened in 1995 and owned by the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company. As the course gains elevation, racers are treated to views of the mines, the city of Victor in the valley below, and stunning panoramas of Pikes Peak to the northeast, the Collegiate Peaks to the west , and the Sangre de Cristo range to the southwest. Because the race does traverse an active mine area, the race director cautioned the

runners at the pre-race briefing to yield to the haul trucks at one road crossing. These monster trucks come in a variety of sizes with capacity to haul 80, 150, or 300 tons of ore. The largest trucks stand 24 feet tall, rising to 48 feet when they are dropping their load, and can weigh as much as one million pounds when fully loaded. Since it requires 400 feet to stop one of these big rigs, there would be no sprinting in front of trucks. Fortunately the haul road traffic was light and the race was not interrupted. Course markings along the trail were excellent with ribbons, signs, and cones always within sight. Friendly volunteers were posted all along the course as race marshals to ensure runner safety and to direct at all of the major turns. The emphasis on course markings and safety contributed to a 100% finishersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rate. The overall winner, Andres Juarez, finished in a sizzling time of 1:00:56. Female winner Kelly Simshauser completed this challenging course in an excellent time of 1:21:35. The male and female winners received unique trophies featuring locally mined gold â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a pendant for the female award, and a gold nugget mounted in a mining pan for the male award. Age group winners also received gold mining pans with a silver coin mounted in the center. The mountain race was part of the weekend long Victor Gold Rush Days celebration, so following the race runners were also able to watch the hometown parade, tour historic buildings, and browse the open air market and eateries. The Gold Rush Mountain Race is a challenging trail run held in a unique and beautiful setting of historic significance, with a friendly and relaxed home town atmosphere. Be sure to mark this race on your schedule for summer 2010. - Lynne Hall

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>> RACE REPORTS <<

More than 300 Finish Joe Colton Joe Colton’s Off Road Adventure Rollinsville, CO July 5, 2009 319 Finishers (49 - 15M, 93 - 10M, 73 - 10K, 104 - 5K) - Timing by: Boulder Road Runners - Elevation: Start/Finish = 9,000’ - Weather: Sunny - Course Records: unknown

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The 9th annual Joe Colton’s Off Road Adventure Run was a wonderful success this year. After two weeks of solid clouds, cool temps and rain, the sun came out and the blue sky reappeared. The South Boulder Creek was ripping through the rolling hills off of Tolland Road,in Rollinsville, Colorado, as the 300 runners were treated to awesome views of The Continental Divide and an almost windless course. Joe Colton’s Run, a memorial for a young, local boy who died of the flu nine years ago, is a beautiful high altitude, low altitude gain, dirt road run. It is a fundraiser for many programs in the mountain communities and has the feeling of a community coming together. With a combination of three bands, pizza and BBQ, and tons of great raffle prizes, along with the great feeling that one gets from being up at 9,000’ and breathing the fresh air, a great time was had by all. - Lori Kinczel

15M Male (Overall): 1. Dennis Flanagan, 27, 1:35:15; 2. Justin Granger, 37, 1:39:48; 3. Martin Spierings, 32, 1:43:51; 4. Dan Goding, 32, 1:44:10; 5. Chris Repka, 26, 1:44:24. Female (Overall): 1. Belinda Granger, 38, 1:53:41; 2. Deb Cunningham, 47, 2:06:58; 3. Pamela Campbell, 30, 2:08:28; 4. Andrea Russo, 42, 2:09:15; 5. Sam Richings-Germain, 36, 2:12:48. 10M Male (Overall): 1. Brent Vaughn, 24, 57:31; 2. Andy Ames, 46, 58:51; 3. Clark Fox, 46, 1:09:07; 4. Kraig Koski, 43, 1:09:17; 5. Justin Mathis, 25, 1:09:49. Female (Overall): 1. Nuta Olaru, 38, 1:01:57; 2. Melody Fairchild, 35, 1:07:55; 3. Stacey Chamberlain, 37, 1:08:48; 4. Morgan Ekemo, 25, 1:10:11; 5. Anuta Catuna, 40, 1:16:25. 10K Male (Overall): 1. Dave O’Sadnick, 53, 43:56; 2. Pete Thrasher, 35, 46:39; 3. Michael Unger, 43, 49:51; 4. Liam Dillaway, 22, 50:54; 5. James Clanton, 24, 52:28. Female (Overall): 1. Ineke Mushovic, 37, 47:38; 2. Megan O’Sadnick, 22, 51:10; 3. Laurie Castleberry, 37, 51:18; 4. Jane Monroe, 43, 51:21; 5. Sarah Friend, 38, 51:57. 5K Male (Overall): 1. Bradley Enget, 24, 22:38; 2. Zack Jewell, 15, 24:18; 3. Ernie Petrocine, 58, 24:49; 4. Ryan Smith, 12, 24:56; 5. Garry Bloom, 55, 26:04. Masters (40+): 1. BJ Wakely, 47, 29:53; 2. Jim Creek, 43, 35:12; 3. Scott Sheetz, 40, 35:38. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Ernie Petrocine, 58, 24:49; 2. Garry Bloom, 55, 26:04; 3. Andrew Snow, 53, 29:14. Seniors (60+): 1. Gary Denota, 60, 28:30; 2. Jim Peterson, 70, 32:08; 3. Quentin Dahm, 67, 36:37. Female (Overall): 1. Tami Kochen, 26, 21:54; 2. Tracy Brewer, 39, 25:18; 3. Amanda MacDonald, 37, 25:23; 4. Gillian Nasty, 11, 26:38; 5. Sarah Bayer, 31, 27:19. Masters (40+): 1. Linda Youlios, 44, 31:17; 2. Barbara Long, 40, 31:34; 3. Kirsten Louy-Nasty, 40, 32:58. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Loraine Gruber, 50, 27:35; 2. Patti Gilmour, 53, 31:42; 3. Phyl Schechter, 57, 36:56. Seniors (60+): 1. Jeanette McDade, 65, 40:12; 2. Sheryl Dahm, 66, 51:53; 3. Connie Brandau, 67, 56:46.

In what many are already calling the distance running performance of the year, Diana Finkel (photo) sent the ultra distance running world a very clear message that last year’s victory at the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run was no fluke. Not to be outdone, Karl Meltzer showed that he is still one of the top ultra distance runners in the country. The Hardrock 100 was held July 10-12 in Silverton, CO. Finkel, the energetic dynamo from South Fork, Colorado, rewrote the women’s record by over two hours. The Hardrock 100 course features a total elevation gain and descent of almost 66,000 vertical feet at an average elevation of more than 11,000 feet. Finkel’s time of 27 hours, 18 minutes, and 24 seconds shattered the previous women’s course record set in 2007 by Krissy Moehl. Leading the men’s division was Hardrock’s first five time winner Karl Meltzer from Sandy, Utah. Meltzer’s time of 24 hours, 38 minutes, and 2 seconds was off the course best of 24 hours, 23 minutes set by Kyle Skaggs last year. Nevertheless Meltzer ran the second fastest time in Hardrock history. In all, 105 runners finished the race this year; a record for the event. Kirk Apt of Fruita, CO finished his 15th Hardrock this year while 73-year-old John DeWalt completed his 14th Hardrock. - Dale Garland 36 coloradorunnermag.com

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2009 Colorado Runner Racing Series Sponsored by the Avery Brewing Company, Runner’s Roost, and Colorado Runner

The Colorado Runner Racing Series is a scored series of races throughout the state. Runners will be scored based on their finishing place in each race. The winners in each division will win $300 and be featured in Colorado Runner magazine.

Criteria used in determining Racing Series races (in this order):

1. Location - 2. Race organization - 3. Race distance - 4. Date of the race - 5. Quality of the field - 6. Size of the race

PRIZE MONEY! $3,600 Total Prize Purse donated by Avery Brewing Company

Racing Series Scoring

UPCOMING SERIES RACES:

Date

Name

Distance

Location

January 10

Oatmeal Festival

5K

Lafayette

February 21

Snowman Stampede

5M

Littleton

March 15

Runnin’ Of The Green

7K

Denver

April 11

HRCA Heritage Run

10K

Highlands Ranch

April 25

Sierra’s Race Against Meningitis

5K

Loveland

May 3

Colorado Half Marathon

13.1M

Fort Collins

May 16

Cottonwood Classic

5K

Thornton

June 14

Garden of the Gods 10M

10M

Manitou Springs

June 21

Stadium Stampede

5K

Denver

July 4

Four on the Fourth

4K

Boulder

July 25

Classic 10K

10K

Colorado Springs

August 8

Georgetown to Idaho Springs

13.1M

Idaho Springs

September 7

Park to Park

10M

Denver

September 13

El Grito

5K

Denver

September 20

Lead King Loop

25K

Marble

October 11

Coal Creek XC Challenge

5M

Louisville

In each race, points will be awarded to the top 10 male and female finishers in all divisions. The open division is for runners 39 and under. The masters division is for runners 40-49. The 50-54 division is for runners ages 50-54. The 55-59 division is for runners 55-59. The 60-64 division is for runners ages 60-64. And, the seniors division is for runners 65 and over. Runners may participate in as many races as they choose, but must compete in four races to be eligible for awards. For races with multiple starts, finish time will be used to calculate points. If a race has scoring trouble, it may be removed from the series. For races with multiple events, only the event listed will be scored. Your division is based on the first race of the year that you score in.

Scoring System Opposite: Top = Lori Kinczel, Bottom = Buzz Burrell

2009 Racing Series Schedule

Place All Divisions

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10

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90

80

70

60

50

40

30

20

10

September 7

September 13

September 20

October 11

Denver

Denver

Marble

Louisville


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Soggy Run For San Juan Solstice although the weather did break late in the afternoon, and many runners had some sun as they passed through the Slumgullion aid station at mile 40. Ryan Burch, who was really burning it up, relinquished his lead to David Phillips and Erin Hutchinson, and Darcy Africa was closing the gap on Helen Cospolich. A soggy town park finish line began to dry up as runners approached, and David Phillips crossed the line first, in his very first ultra, followed closely by Hutchinson and Burch another few minutes back. Helen Cospolich widened her lead over Africa, and became the second 2-time winner of the race. Everyone is always amazed watching new moms like our top two ladies compete so well in these grueling events. Rhonda Claridge rounded out the women’s top three. All finishers came in before the 16 hour cut-off. Thanks to all the runners who gave it their best during some of the most adverse conditions we’ve had. Some commented that it was fun and challenging, while others called it “hell,” but all said they’d come back for more. We hope that all runners will, in the future, heed the advice to carry all-weather gear on high mountain runs. - Christi Reece

San Juan Solstice 50M Lake City, CO June 20, 2009 109 Finishers - Timing by: San Juan Solstice 50M - Elevation: Start/Finish = 8,700’ with a total elevation gain of 12,900’ - Course Records: Matt Carpenter, 7:59:44 (2004); Anthea Schmid, 9:52:46 (2002) Male (Overall): 1. David Phillips, 31, Colorado Springs, CO, 9:37:30; 2. Erin Hutchinson, 40, Flagstaff, AZ, 9:39:27; 3. Ryan Burch, 29, Greeley, CO, 9:45:36; 4. Paul Saladino, 31, Flagstaff, AZ, 9:53:51; 5. Shawn Walker, 32, Colorado Springs, CO, 9:56:31. Masters (40+): 1. Erin Hutchinson, 40, Flagstaff, AZ, 9:39:27; 2. Dan Vega, 41, Colorado Springs, CO, 10:18:28; 3. David Wilcox, 47, Dillon, CO, 10:46:30. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Allenm Hadley, 51, Crested Butte, CO, 11:11:25; 2. Paul Adams, 50, Crested Butte, CO, 11:16:18; 3. Brett Gosney, 50, Durango, CO, 11:20:47. Seniors (60+): 1. Tom Masterson, 64, Boulder, CO, 14:10:11; 2. Odin Christensen, 61, Mancos, CO, 14:32:33. Female (Overall): 1. Helen Cospolich, 32, Breckenridge, CO, 10:37:54; 2. Darcy Africa, 34, Boulder, CO, 11:09:44; 3. Rhonda Claridge, 41, Ophir, CO, 11:23:09; 4. Birgitta Mitchell, 33, Salt Lake City, UT, 12:04:05; 5. Megan Morrissey, 40, Eagle, CO, 12:20:50. Masters (40+): 1. Rhonda Claridge, 41, Ophir, CO, 11:23:09; 2. Megan Morrissey, 40, Eagle, CO, 12:20:50; 3. Colleen Ihnken, 45, Alma, CO, 12:52:49. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Sharon Kuhn, 50, Durango, CO, 12:39:38; 2. Jean Herbert, 52, Albuquerque, NM, 13:48:32. Seniors (60+): 1. No Finishers.

Opposite: Top = Michael Patton, Bottom = Dee Budden

At 4 a.m. on race day, June 20, the skies were clear and the stars were beautiful. By the 5 a.m. start, the sky was completely overcast as 177 runners left the starting line. The weather held for all the runners to make it over to Williams Creek at mile 15.7, with a lead pack of male runners including Paul Saladino, Ryan Burch, Erin Hutchinson, David Phillips, and previous winner Dan Vega. In the women’s race, Helen Cospolich had a comfortable lead over Darcy Africa and the rest of the women’s field. These leaders and a few more stayed a bit ahead of the worst part of the ensuing storm, through Carson and up to the Divide, while down below, runners started to get very, very wet on the climb to Carson, and temperatures started to plummet. We had a record number of drops at Carson, as the drenched and shivering runners looked up at the blowing snow on Coney Peak, and decided to stay warm and dry, and get a ride back to town. Those who braved the storm were greeted with blizzard conditions and low visibility all the way to the Divide aid station at mile 31, where crews had a fire built in the yurt. Local runner Mandy Caldon dropped here, along with a few other runners, claiming she felt “like a popsicle.” Snow turned to rain and mud for the final 19 miles, with very slippery conditions,


>> RACE RESULTS << Run The Rockies Half Marathon, 10K Frisco, CO June 13, 2009 604 Finishers (232 - 13.1M, 372 - 10K) - Timing by: Event Marketing Group - Elevation: Start = 9,700’, Finish = 9,150’ - Course Records: 13.1M - Jason Saitta, 1:14:31 (2003); Patty Rogers, 1:30:01 (2003); 10K - Jason Loutitt, 32:55 (2006); Laura Bruess, 38:50 (2002) 13.1M Male (Overall): 1. Saul Aguilar, 22, Leadville, CO, 1:26:53; 2. Michael Quispe, 42, Littleton, CO, 1:27:44; 3. Greg Decent, 29, Vail, CO, 1:28:02; 4. Jedediah Rogers, 30, Denver, CO, 1:28:44; 5. Scott Olson, 23, Grand Junction, CO, 1:32:05. Masters (40+): 1. Michael Quispe, 42, Littleton, CO, 1:27:44; 2. Bill Hintze, 49, Fort Collins, CO, 1:34:46; 3. James Butler, 40, Boulder, CO, 1:38:56. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Paul Bousquet, 50, Boulder, CO, 1:42:55; 2. Scott Palmer. 53. Colorado Springs. CO. 1:43:55; 3. Will Moody, 59, Bailey, CO, 1:50:56. Seniors (60+): 1. Michael Klee, 63, Denver, CO, 1:52:16; 2. Bart Farner, 60, Montrose, CO, 1:58:37; 3. Jerry Egge, 60, Cheyenne, WY, 2:01:09. Female (Overall): 1. Tiffany Tandy, 21, Aurora, CO, 1:37:29; 2. Lindsey Book, 26, Pueblo, CO, 1:38:03; 3. Vikki Mckane, 38, Parker CO, 1:40:15; 4. Sarah Clark, 31, Iowa City, IA, 1:41:17; 5. Nancy Thonen, 43, Denver, CO, 1:41:50. Masters (40+): 1. Nancy Thonen, 43, Denver, CO, 1:41:50; 2. Amy Archibald, 43, Centennial, CO, 1:41:56; 3. Michelle Baxter, 41, Littleton, CO, 1:56:09. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Anita Zonker, 58, Littleton, CO, 1:58:41; 2. Rosalie Jefferson, 55, Akron, CO, 2:18:40; 3. Judith Collins, 56, Conifer, CO, 2:20:34. Seniors (60+): 1. Deborah Borgo, 60, Boulder, CO, 2:30:21; 2. Donna Brockman, 61, Colorado Springs, CO, 2:47:07; 3. Kelley Antony, 60, Brighton, CO, 3:15:53. 10K Male (Overall): 1. Danny Whelan, 26, Englewood, CO, 34:43; 2. Darren Brungardt, 27, Dillon, CO, 35:59; 3. Zach Casias, 18, Fountain, CO, 36:13; 4. Mark Husted, 22, Denver, CO, 36:50; 5. David Cook, 43, Denver, CO, 37:01. Masters (40+): 1. David Cook, 43, Denver, CO, 37:01; 2. Pete Brey, 41, Lafayette, CO, 42:41; 3. Eric Pence, 43, Eagle, CO, 44:44. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Brian Dunfey, 50, Edwards, CO, 40:07; 2. Steve Parker, 57, Denver, CO, 42:08; 3. Bob Theodore, 57, Woodridge, IL, 42:26. Seniors (60+): 1. George Greco, 61, Colorado Springs, CO, 45:26; 2. Butch Diemer, 68, Boulder, CO, 48:20; 3. Don Forkner, 63, Boulder, CO, 49:33. Female (Overall): 1. Michele Suszek, 27, Frisco, CO, 35:30 CR; 2. Jennifer Valentine, 27, Boulder, CO, 39:03; 3. Lynda Andros-Clay, 33, Edwards, CO, 39:30; 4. Holly Huppert, 24, Highlands Ranch, CO, 42:23; 5. Julie Thebeau, 38, Frisco, CO, 44:17. Masters (40+): 1. Anne Pence, 42, Eagle, CO, 45:21; 2. Nancy Gallegos, 41, Denver, CO, 45:31; 3. Sally Meier, 43, Longmont, CO, 47:40. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Gini Bradley, 50, Frisco, CO, 50:50; 2. Jean Chavez, 52, Parker, CO, 53:05; 3. Ann Williams, 51, Granby, CO, 53:51. Seniors (60+): 1. Sally Kennett, 67, Salida, CO, 56:55; 2. Becky Sherstad, 61, Garland, TX, 59:55; 3. Kay Wieder,

Amanda Ewing of Colorado Springs wins the Sailin’ Shoes 10K in 41:23.

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Garden of the Gods 10M Manitou Springs, CO June 14, 2009 1,585 Finishers - Timing by: Pikes Peak Road Runners - Elevation: Start/Finish = 6,280’ - Course Records: Ezkyas Sisay, 52:26 (2008); Belaynesh Gebre, 1:01:20 (2008) Male (Overall): 1. Simon Cheprot, 19, Aurora, CO, 50:31 CR; 2. Kennett Kiptoo, 29, Aurora, CO, 51:19; 3. Ezkyas Sisay, 20, Flagstaff, AZ, 51:35; 4. Mario Macias, 28, Alamosa, CO, 52:02; 5. Cosmas Kipmutai, 22, Santa Fe, NM, 53:21; 6. Ryan Kirkpatrick, 30, Colorado Springs, CO, 54:25; 7. Alex Nichols, 24, Colorado Springs, CO, 56:03; 8. Nick Hivsul, 26, Gunnison, CO, 56:24; 9. Tommy Manning, 33, Colorado Springs, CO, 58:42; 10. Pawel Oboz, 28, Grand Junction, CO, 58:43. Masters (40+): 1. Paul Koch, 41, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:03:41; 2. Mike Wasson, 43, Monument, CO, 1:04:18; 3. Steve Fossel, 41, Evergreen, CO, 1:04:32. Grand Masters (50+): 1. John Victoria, 55, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:05:32; 2. Heath Hibbard, 56, Montrose, CO, 1:08:26; 3. David Taylor, 52, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:09:24. Seniors (60+): 1. Dave Dooley, 62, Erie, CO, 1:08:56; 2. Elliott Henry, 63, Frisco, CO, 1:12:50; 3. Bob Cooper, 61, Thornton, CO, 1:13:50. Female (Overall): 1. Belaynesh Gebre, 21, Flagstaff, AZ, 58:49 CR; 2. Daniela Cirlan, 28, Fort Collins, CO, 1:01:15; 3. Carrie Vickers, 32, Carbondale, CO, 1:03:21; 4. Megan Kimmel, 29, Silverton, CO, 1:04:38; 5. Hayley Benson, 27, Flagstaff, AZ, 1:07:12; 6. Lori Stich, 39, Stanwood, MI, 1:07:34; 7. Ashlee Nelson, 28, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:07:49; 8. Adrian Chouinard, 26, Manitou Springs, CO, 1:08:42; 9. Connilee Walter, 36, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:09:19; 10. Amanda Durner, 35, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:10:27. Masters (40+): 1. Rochelle Stratton, 41, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:11:36; 2. Stella Heffron, 42, Parker, CO, 1:13:47; 3. Karen Smidt, 42, Brighton, CO, 1:18:32. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Sharon Dieter, 55, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:23:35; 2. Belinda Heerwagen, 51, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:24:33; 3. Carla Augenstein, 50, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:27:05. Seniors (60+): 1. Carol Kinzy, 61, Pueblo, CO, 1:25:00; 2. Libby James, 72, Fort Collins, CO, 1:30:05; 3. Cathy Morgan, 62, Fort Collins, CO, 1:31:18.

Rocky Mountain Half Marathon Denver, CO June 14, 2009 1,500 Finishers - Timing by: Competitor Group Inc. - Elevation: Start/Finish = 5,250’ - Course Records: Julis Kibet, 1:04:56 (2005); Nuta Oaru, 1:13:28 (2007) Male (Overall): 1. Bob Weiner, 44, Evergreen, CO, 1:12:34; 2. Sam Robinson, 24, Denver, CO, 1:14:46; 3. Ramin Razavi, 31, Boulder, CO, 1:15:25; 4. Timothy Lankford, 26, Denver, CO, 1:17:14; 5. John-Paul Henry, 26, Denver, CO, 1:21:45; 6. Stephen Walker, 30, Denver, CO, 1:22:45; 7. Charles Celesia, 20, Virginia Beach, VA, 1:23:12; 8. Luke Crespin, 24, Littleton, CO, 1:25:19; 9. Nathan Rader, 22, Littleton, CO, 1:26:12; 10. Michael Kallsen, 25, Greeley, CO, 1:26:26. Masters (40+): 1. Bob Weiner, 44, Evergreen, CO, 1:12:34; 2. Dave Cleveland, 44, Fraser, CO, 1:26:41; 3. Stephen Gartside, 44, Evergreen, CO, 1:27:33. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Jay Survil, 50, Aurora, CO, 1:29:19; 2. Paul Gimblett, 51, Toronto, ON, 1:33:54; 3. Tom Moe, 50, Denver, CO, 1:34:49. Seniors (60+): 1. Angelo Celesia, 60, Virginia Beach, VA, 1:40:35; 2. Lou Huie, 62, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:45:55; 3. Larry Smith, 62, Evergreen, CO, 1:46:03. Female (Overall): 1. Bean Wreen, 36, Boulder, CO, 1:24:58; 2. Katie Kissane, 26, Boulder, CO, 1:26:31; 3. Diane Gates, 44, Boulder, CO, 1:28:19; 4. Darby Warr, 25, Lakewood, CO, 1:28:22; 5. Laura Eakin, 27, Commerce City, CO, 1:28:45; 6. Letita Dusich, 28, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:30:22; 7. Kate Brown, 31, San Antonio, TX, 1:31:41; 8. Veronique Van Gheem, 27, Boulder, CO, 1:31:58; 9. Kelly McConnell, 33, Evergreen, CO, 1:33:20; 10. Bonnie Beshero, 21, Thornton, CO, 1:36:09. Masters (40+): 1. Diane Gates, 44, Boulder, CO, 1:28:19; 2. Kris Minne, 44, Parker, CO, 1:38:00; 3. Carolyn Parsons, 48, Englewood, CO, 1:39:00. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Margie Jackson, 50, Broomfield, CO, 1:51:48; 2. Christine Rodriguez, 52, Lakewood, CO, 1:52:11; 3. Bev Needham, 53, Boulder, CO, 1:53:23. Seniors (60+): 1. Jan Huie, 60, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:59:44; 2. Patricia Connell, 63, Arvada, CO, 2:22:32; 3. Judy Manthey, 62, Denver, CO, 3:04:46.

Estes Park Marathon, Half Marathon Optimist 10K, 5K Estes Park, CO June 14, 2009 552 Finishers (104 - Marathon, 181 - Half Marathon, 174 - 10K, 93 - 5K) Timing by: Five Star Timing - Elevation: Start/Finish = 7,550’ - Course Records: Marathon = Anton Krupicka, 2:45:02 (2006); Jane Tunnadine, 3:35:21 (2007); Half Marathon = Michael Trahan, 1:19:48 (2008); Naoko Takahashi, 1:29:18 (2008); 10K = Matt Whalen, 40:02 (2006); Tanya Poel, 40:19 (2006); 5K = Bill Raitter, 17:38 (2005); Melody Fairchild, 19:55 (2008)

Carrie Messner-Vickers on her way to a third place finish at the Garden of the Gods 10M. 26.2M Male (Overall): 1. Johannes Rudolph, Boulder, CO, 2:49:32; 2. Eric Walker, Greeley, CO, 3:06:53; 3. Ross Bryant, Louisville, CO, 3:19:50; 4. Steve Bremner, Manitou Springs, CO, 3:26:02; 5. Kevin Bax, Thornton, CO, 3:26:31. Masters (40+): 1. Johannes Rudolph, Boulder, CO, 2:49:32; 2. Kevin Bax, Thornton, CO, 3:26:31; 3. Mike Poland, Estes Park, CO, 3:47:59. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Steve Bremner, Manitou Springs, CO, 3:26:02; 2. James Parker, Crestview, FL, 3:55:17; 3. Jim Bosik, Evergreen, CO, 4:00:50. Seniors (60+): 1. John Courtney, Colorado Springs, CO, 4:01:41; 2. Silas Bell, Minneapolis, MN, 5:47:02; 3. David Huberty, Minneapolis, MN, 5:57:07. Female (Overall): 1. Karen Douglas, Bennington, NE, 3:52:35; 2. Molli Halvorson, Littleton, CO, 3:53:33; 3. Anita Fromm, Albuquerque, NM, 3:54:48; 4. Casey Shoemaker, Castle Rock, CO, 3:55:29; 5. Becky Hochstein, Bozeman, MT, 4:23:58. Masters (40+): 1. Elizabeth Black-wil, San Marcos, TX, 4:42:33; 2. Alene Nitzky, Fort Collins, CO, 4:46:59; 3. Ann Leoni, The Woodlands, TX, 4:52:17. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Joanne Harms, Fort Collins, CO, 4:38:38; 2. Debbie Haynes, Spencer, OH, 4:43:55; 3. Laura Gehrig, Shreveport, LA, 4:48:04. Seniors (60+): 1. Marian Loftin, Mobile, AL, 4:44:08; 2. Sylvia Wiegand, Lincoln, NE, 6:10:19; 3. Cathy Troisi, Cohoes, NY, 7:03:34. 13.1M Male (Overall): 1. Jody Broccoli-Hicke, Tomball, TX, 1:19:44; 2. Michael Trahan, Fort Collins, CO, 1:21:32; 3. Michael Barlow, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:29:32; 4. Wade Fornander, McCook, NE, 1:31:16; 5. Lonnie Pilkington, Estes Park, CO, 1:31:56. Masters (40+): 1. Jerry Scripture, Canton, GA, 1:50:46; 2. Matthew Youngberg, Fort Collins, CO, 1:51:48; 3. Scott Lazaroff, Lyons, CO, 1:59:48. Grand Masters (50+): 1. David Huner, Fort Collins, CO, 1:35:31; 2. Michael Allen, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:51:36; 3. John Finkner, Kearney, NE, 1:53:08. Seniors (60+): 1. Chuck Drage, Evergreen, CO, 1:43:39; 2. David Hayes, Longmont, CO, 2:00:56; 3. Robert Blackford, Dallas, TX, 2:12:26. Female (Overall): 1. Kelly Escoria, Denver, CO, 1:31:03; 2. Tanya Poel, Boulder, CO, 1:32:07; 3. Stephanie Seybold, Evergreen, CO, 1:37:43; 3. Katie Hightower, Boulder City, NV, 1:43:40; 5. Amy McCracken, Lincoln, NE, 1:44:53. Masters (40+): 1. Tanya Poel, Boulder, CO, 1:32:07; 2. Rachel Kodanz, Denver, CO, 1:49:17; 3. Suzanne Johnson, Laramie, WY, 2:03:31. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Kathy Collins, Estes Park, CO, 1:54:46; 2. Robin Seymout, Loveland, CO, 1:55:00; 3. Amy Snyder, Lansdale, PA, 1:59:18. Seniors (60+): 1. Sharon Lafoe, Wichita, KS, 2:11:13; 2. Beverly Pederson, Fort Collins, CO, 2:29:57; 3. Karen Kausak, Apple Valley, MN, 3:44:51. 10K Male (Overall): 1. Benjamin Williams, Estes Park, 39:43; 2. Jake Woddard, Estes Park, 39:47; 3. James Ysebaert, Louisville, CO, 40:10; 4. Ryan Lindemulder, Monee, IL, 40:46; 5. Saul Flores, Estes Park, CO, 41:00. Masters (40+): 1. James Ysebaert, Louisville, CO, 40:10; 2. Dave Heintz, Loveland, CO, 43:53; 3. Andrew Rothleutner, Worland, WY, 44:36. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Tom Lisak, Chicago, IL, 43:58; 2. Steve Barker, Estes Park, CO, 45:26; 3. Bruce Barker, Boulder, CO, 47:49.

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>> RACE RESULTS << Baxter, 55, Colorado Springs, CO, 2:14:33; 2. Michael Sandlin, 54, Bryan, TX, 2:25:13; 3. Fred Baxter, 55, Colorado Springs, CO, 2:28:03. Seniors (60+): 1. Jeffrey Dumas, 63, Boulder, CO, 2:53:20; 2. Craig Carver, 60, Denver, CO, 3:00:17; 3. Doug Ingram, 60, Colorado Springs, CO, 3:12:41. Female (Overall): 1. Elizabeth Helland, 31, Colorado Springs, CO, 2:22:33; 2. Jessica Durrant, 25, Boulder, CO, 2:24:20; 3. Tara Richardson, 16, Wiggins, CO, 2:29:37; 4. Shari Marshall, 42, Crested Butte, CO, 2:32:55; 5. J’ne Day-Lucore, 48, Denver, CO, 2:34:08. Masters (40+): 1. Shari Marshall, 42, Crested Butte, CO, 2:32:55; 2. J’ne Day-Lucore, 48, Denver, CO, 2:34:08; 3. Lisa Mills, 47, Aurora, CO, 2:37:01. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Atsuko Ohtake, 50, Golden, CO, 3:02:55; 2. Christine Rodriguez, 52, Lakewood, CO, 3:20:14; 3. Diane Davis, 52, Golden, CO, 3:23:52. Seniors (60+): 1. Patricia Tolleson, 60, Westminster, CO, 3:49:50; 2. Patricia Sobek, 63, Loveland, CO, 3:59:25; 3. Carole Laingor, 71, Loveland, CO, 4:04:25.

Lyons River Run 5K Lyons, CO June 28, 2009 577 Finishers - Timing by: Boulder Road Runners - Elevation: Start/Finish = 5,200’ - Course Records: unknown

1,500 runners line up in Denver’s Larimer Square for the Rocky Mountain Half Marathon. Seniors (60+): 1. Michael Deardorff, Brighton, CO, 48:40; 2. Bruce Brandt, 1:04:23; 3. John Chen, 1:24:33. Female (Overall): 1. Amy Hallagan, Loveland, CO, 48:15; 2. Renee Putnam, Denver, CO, 49:38; 3. Stephanie Kurland, Lyons, CO, 50:48; 4. Joan Sanders, Montrose, CO, 51:56; 5. Molly Orkild, Golden, CO, 52:15. Masters (40+): 1. Stephanie Kurland, Lyons, CO, 50:48; 2. Joan Sanders, Montrose, CO, 51:56; 3. Molly Orkild, Golden, CO, 52:15. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Lisa Williams, Denver, CO, 53:39; 2. Linda Long, Highlands Ranch, CO, 1:11:12; 3. Beth Wilbanks, Diboll, TX, 1:14:46. Seniors (60+): 1. Irma Krump, 1:04:24; 2. Eileen Croissant, Greeley, CO, 1:15:43; 3. Christy Boutell, Erie, CO, 1:21:06. 5K Male (Overall): 1. Nick Cramer, 18:12; 2. Jeremy Thompson, 18:32; 3. Jason Roney, Monument, CO, 19:53; 4. Michael Urbain, Longmont, CO, 20:17; 5. Travis Menghini, Fenton, MO, 20:57. Masters (40+): 1. Michael Urbain, Longmont, CO, 20:17; 2. Alastair Norcross, Boulder, CO, 29:09; 3. Karl Kroeker, Colorado Springs, CO, 32:28. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Paul Greenberg, Estes Park, CO, 24:55; 2. Mike Egan, Estes Park, CO, 25:47; 3. Clark Jett, Greeley, CO, 25:56. Seniors (60+): 1. Darwin Anderson, Longmont, CO, 26:46; 2. Richard Keep, Boulder, CO, 28:19; 3. Dan Bishop, Estes Park, CO, 31:32. Female (Overall): 1. Krista Menghini, Fenton, MO, 22:13; 2. Natalie Wolff, 23:37; 3. Rachel Brooks, Estes Park, CO, 24:42; 4. Sarah Schweiss, Monument, CO, 25:14; 5. Naomi Williams, 25:18. Masters (40+): 1. Colleen Minard, Estes Park, CO, 27:17; 2. Dawn Lervik-Roney, Monument, CO, 29:39; 3. Tamra Hunt, 30:26. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Cheryl Botinelly, Fort Collins, CO, 34:42; 2. Gloria Hinton, Bacliff, TX, 36:51; 3. Leslie Thompson, Littleton, CO, 41:28. Seniors (60+): 1. Kay Bishop, Estes Park, 38:27; 2. Carol Pritchard, Midlothian, VA, 41:51; 3. Nancy Lupton, Estes Park, CO, 43:29.

Sailin’ Shoes 10K/5K Colorado Springs, CO June 20, 2009 976 Finishers (410 - 10K, 566 - 5K) - Timing by: Pikes Peak Road Runners - Elevation: Start/Finish = 6,030’ - Course Records: 10K - Matt Carpenter, 31:18 (1991); Allison Holinka, 37:25 (2002); 5K - Justin Chaston, 14:48 (2004); Alisha Williams, 17:15 (2008) 10K Male (Overall): 1. Adam Rich, 28, Colorado Springs, CO, 32:38; 2. Chad Ware, 24, Deerfield, IL, 33:12; 3. Brian Stillwell, 20, Golden, CO, 35:18; 4. Daniel Castaneda, 24, Colorado Springs, CO, 35:48; 5. Chase Nowak, 20, Colorado Springs, CO, 36:09. Masters (40+): 1. John Goodloe, 48, Colorado Springs, CO, 37:17; 2. Ulf Andre, 42, Hillsborough, NC, 38:03; 3. Neal Oseland, 40, Colorado Springs, CO, 38:33. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Rich Hadley, 53, Florence, CO, 43:16; 2. Michael McCorkle, 56, Colorado Springs, CO, 44:15; 3. Scott Sells, 53, Woodland Park, CO, 44:38. Seniors (60+): 1. Elliott Henry, 63, Frisco, CO, 43:02; 2. Parks Williams, 67, Colorado Springs, CO, 47:20; 3. Carl Nelson, 60, Colorado Springs, CO, 47:30. Female (Overall): 1. Amanda Ewing, 28, Colorado Springs, CO, 41:23; 2. Shannon Meredith, 38, Colorado Springs, CO, 41:39; 3. Hannah Green, 18, Colorado Springs, CO, 43:19; 4. Amber Tong, 29, Colorado Springs, CO, 44:14; 5. Amy VanTassel, 33, Colorado

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Springs, CO, 45:00. Masters (40+): 1. Traci Winterbottom, 45, Colorado Springs, CO, 45:16; 2. Sharon Jacob, 41, Colorado Springs, CO, 47:22; 3. Sue Barnes, 43, Colorado Springs, CO, 47:37. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Georgann Richardson, 54, Colorado Springs, CO, 49:15; 2. Pam Iyer, 53, Fort Collins, CO, 49:42; 3. Tracy Henley, 50, Colorado Springs, CO, 51:35. Seniors (60+): 1. Peg Roddy-Reeg, 60, Colorado Springs, CO, 55:32; 2. Joyce McKelvey, 64, Black Forest, CO, 55:40; 3. Betsy Mooney, 65, Colorado Springs, CO, 59:23. 5K Male (Overall): 1. Ryan Kirkpatrick, 30, Colorado Springs, CO, 14:52; 2. Scott Dahlberg, 24, Colorado Springs, CO, 15:07; 3. Nick Hirsch, 26, Gunnison, CO, 15:26; 4. Art Siemers, 36, Colorado Springs, CO, 15:29; 5. John Mickowski, 23, Colorado Springs, CO, 15:34; 6. Ewen North, 30, Louisville, CO, 15:52; 7. Paul Digrappa, 28, Colorado Springs, CO, 15:59; 8. David Harmer, 25, Colorado Springs, CO, 16:05; 9. Russ Slade, 26, Indian Hills, CO, 16:14; 10. Nate Smith, 20, Colorado Springs, CO, 16:16. Masters (40+): 1. Robert Willcox, 47, Colorado Springs, CO, 18:13; 2. Lile Budden, 49, Colorado Springs, CO, 18:52; 3. Michael Barris, 45, Pueblo West, CO, 19:51. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Lee Oly, 59, Colorado Springs, CO, 21:35; 2. Tom McGrew, 52, Fountain, CO, 21:39; 3. Ken Boggs, 54, Colorado Springs, CO, 21:48. Seniors (60+): 1. James Boughter, 65, Colorado Springs, CO, 20:46; 2. George Greco, 61, Colorado Springs, CO, 21:36; 3. Dave Diaz, 60, Pueblo, CO, 22:01. Female (Overall): 1. Alisha Williams, 27, Manitou Springs, CO, 17:00 CR; 2. Cassie Slade, 25, Indian Hills, CO, 17:54; 3. Amanda Occhi, 31, Manitou Springs, CO, 18:12; 4. Stephanie Lutz, 26, Colorado Springs, CO, 19:37; 5. Kelly Moon, 35, Colorado Springs, CO, 20:23; 6. Abigail Swift, 21, Newark, DE, 20:24; 7. Aubrey Till, 12, Penrose, CO, 20:46; 8. Rebecca Barad, 17, Colorado Springs, CO, 20:56; 9. Heather North, 30, Louisville, CO, 20:56; 10. Casey Powell, 17, Colorado Springs, CO, 21:22. Masters (40+): 1. Lisa Rainsberger, 47, Colorado Springs, CO, 21:34; 2. Hydi Peterson, 44, Colorado Springs, CO, 23:50; 3. Lisa Golden, 42, Colorado Springs, CO, 24:22. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Eileen Wilfong, 51, Colorado Springs, CO, 24:05; 2. Debra Hoke, 52, Colorado Springs, CO, 25:28; 3. Kathleen Cook, 55, Colorado Springs, CO, 29:15. Seniors (60+): 1. Karen Karl, 63, Colorado Springs, CO, 26:27; 2. Dianne Hirschlieb, 60, Colorado Springs, CO, 28:18; 3. Rose Birchfield, 66, Colorado Springs, CO, 31:31.

Mt Evans Ascent Idaho Springs, CO June 20, 2009 299 Finishers - Timing by: Racing Underground - Elevation: Start = 10,500’, Finish = 14,200’ - Course Records: Matt Carpenter, 1:37:01 (2008); Naoko Takahashi, 2:06:22 (2008) Male (Overall): 1. Bryan Dayton, 36, Boulder, CO, 2:01:48; 2. Shawn Lindbom, 20, Wiggins, CO, 2:05:35; 3. Pat Sullivan, 32, Denver, CO, 2:06:43; 4. Dan Edstrom, 33, Denver, CO, 2:10:09; 5. Caleb Mathewson, 20, Lakewood, CO, 2:10:55. Masters (40+): 1. Mike Schoudel, 41, Poncha Springs, CO, 2:14:08; 2. Shawn Erchinger, 41, Colorado Springs, CO, 2:19:29; 3. Tony Tochtrop, 45, Northglen, CO, 2:19:30. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Eddie

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Male (Overall): 1. Nate Edelman, 20, Nederland, CO, 15:40; 2. John Supsic, 30, Boulder, CO, 15:48; 3. Nathan Rice, 19, Lafayette, CO, 15:52; 4. Peter Vail, 34, Boulder, CO, 15:56; 5. Drew Hart, 20, Nederland, CO, 16:03; 6. Craig Greenslit, 39, Berthoud, CO, 16:23; 7. Zach Minard, 20, Gunnison, CO, 16:31; 8. Casey Anderson, 17, Longmont, CO, 16:37; 9. Cordell Baker, 19, Gunnison, CO, 16:40; 10. Justin Mock, 27, Arvada, CO, 16:43. Masters (40+): 1. Ted Benning, 49, Longmont, CO, 18:20; 2. Brian Hunter, 43, Boulder, CO, 19:02; 3. Matthew Frank, 42, Boulder, CO, 19:03. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Carl Mohr, 58, Boulder, CO, 19:49; 2. Gavin Slater, 52, Broomfield, CO, 20:06; 3. Gary Lacy, 53, Boulder, CO, 21:07. Seniors (60+): 1. Rich Castro, 61, Boulder, CO, 20:34; 2. Jeff Dumas, 63, Boulder, CO, 21:42; 3. Tom Lemire, 66, Boulder, CO, 22:01. Female (Overall): 1. Kelsey Jones, 27, Denver, CO, 18:25; 2. Kelsey Lakowske, 16, Boulder, CO, 18:36; 3. Noelle Green, 44, Erie, CO, 19:13; 4. Morgan Ekemo, 25, Boulder, CO, 19:14; 5. Kelly Escorcia, 29, Denver, CO, 19:20; 6. Lesia Atkinson, 43, Boulder, CO, 19:34; 7. Sarah Williamson, 31, Boulder, CO, 19:49; 8. Ashley Walker, 31, Windsor, CO, 20:52; 9. Jacqueline Mariash, 29, Superior, CO, 20:58; 10. Joy Schwarting, 38, Erie, CO, 21:23. Masters (40+): 1. Noelle Green, 44, Erie, CO, 19:13; 2. Lesia Atkinson, 43, Boulder, CO, 19:34; 3. Amie Bervy, 44, Longmont, CO, 21:39. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Jan Hughes, 58, Boulder, CO, 22:40; 2. Kathleen Collins, 53, Estes Park, CO, 23:56; 3. Loraine Gruber, 50, Boulder, CO, 24:50. Seniors (60+): 1. Rima Lurie, 61, Boulder, CO, 23:22; 2. C Gail Hunter, 65, Boulder, CO, 24:45; 3. Pam Berthold, 60, Fort Collins, CO, 25:17.

Superior Downhill Mile Superior, CO July 4, 2009 184 Finishers - Timing by: Boulder Road Runners - Elevation: Start = 5,400’, Finish = 5,220’ - Course Records: Jason Lunn, 3:51 (2006); Amy Manson, 4:43 (2006) Male (Overall): 1. David Harmer, 25, Colorado Springs, CO, 3:59; 2. Peter Remien, 29, Boulder, CO, 4:00; 3. Russell Slade, 26, Indian Hills, CO, 4:04; 4. Peter Vail, 34, Boulder, CO, 4:08; 5. Adam Rich, 28, Colorado Springs, CO, 4:09. Masters (40+): 1. Zhenghao Luo, 44, Boulder, CO, 4:17; 2. Thomas Denning, 48, Superior, CO, 5:12; 3. Carlos Garcia, 49, Boulder, CO, 5:16. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Steve Gallegos, 54, Golden, CO, 4:16; 2. Ernie Port, 52, Boulder, CO, 5:09; 3. Wayne Cousineau, 59, Superior, CO, 5:32. Seniors (60+): 1. David Martinez, 60, Denver, CO, 7:00; 2. Alister Murray, 76, Superior, CO, 10:34; 3. Joe Cerruto, 74, Superior, CO, 14:08. Female (Overall): 1. Cassie Slade, 26, Indian Hills, CO, 4:40 CR; 2. Kelly Waters, 20, Louisville, CO, 4:44; 3. Noelle Green, 44, Erie, CO, 5:02; 4. Sarah Clark, 27, Edgewater, CO, 5:05; 5. Fern Beckhorn, 25, Lakewood, CO, 5:08. Masters (40+): 1. Noelle Green, 44, Erie, CO, 5:02; 2. Tara Smith, 48, Superior, CO, 6:14; 3. Amy Manson, 40, Superior, CO, 7:10. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Shirley Vargo, 59, Louisville, CO, 8:09; 2. Holly Denning, 51, Superior, CO, 8:32; 3. Maureen Burnett, 51, Broomfield, CO, 9:04. Seniors (60+): 1. Colleen Murray, 69, Superior, CO, 16:42.

FireKracker 5K Fort Collins, CO July 4, 2009 948 Finishers - Timing by: RunLimited - Elevation: Start/Finish = 5,000’ - Course Records: Austin Vigil, 15:05 (2005); Elizabeth Roodell, 17:56 (2004) Male (Overall): 1. Kyle Mena, 24, Portage, MI, 15:50; 2. Neil Long, 20, Fort Collins, CO, 15:57; 3. Phillip Laher, 27, Fort Collins, CO, 16:12; 4. Florian Hild, 36, Fort Collins, CO, 16:32; 5. Sean Wilde, 20, Cheyenne, WY, 16:43; 6. Chris McCullough, 33, Fort Collins,


7. Stephanie Wurtz, 26, Colorado Springs, CO, 58:52; 8. Kristine Lawson, 30, Parker, CO, 59:26; 9. Victoria Funk, 33, Fort Collins, CO, 1:00:38; 10. Amber Tong, 29, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:01:10. Masters (40+): 1. Rochelle Stratton, 41, Colorado Springs, CO, 58:04; 2. Lisa McCone, 43, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:04:02; 3. Sharon Greenbaum, 46, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:04:39. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Priscilla Courtney, 52, Boulder, CO, 1:13:30; 2. Sally Alderwick, 52, Northglenn, CO, 1:18:04; 3. Donna Okroy, 52, Pompano Beach, FL, 1:20:25. Seniors (60+): 1. Joyce McKelvey, 64, Black Forest, CO, 1:17:46; 2. Patricia Tolleson, 60, Westminster, CO, 1:23:39; 3. Margrit Trenker, 65, Manitou Springs, CO, 1:26:18.

Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half Leadville, CO July 11, 2009 431 Finishers (267 - 26.2M, 164 - 15M) - Timing by: Leadville Trail 100 - Elevation: Start/Finish = 10,200’ - Course Records: 26.2M = Paul Dewitt, 3:39:12 (2003); Keri Nelson, 3:58:08 (2008); 15M = Bryan Dayton, 2:08:26 (2008); Emily Brzozowski, 2:25:00 (2007)

Runners descend into the village during the Beaver Creek Summer Solstice trail run. CO, 16:52; 7. Edward Cleary, 15, Fort Collsin, CO, 16:56; 8. Matthew Flachs, 31, Fort Collins, CO, 17:07; Brock Laue, 17:10; 10. Ryan Fitzgerald, 25, Fort Collins, CO, 17:14. Masters (40+): 1. Dennis Leck, 18:37; 2. Patrick Green, 42, Fort Collins, CO, 18:52; 3. Steven Anderson, 46, Fort Collins, CO, 18:58. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Bruce Pulford, 54, Fort Collins, CO, 19:24; 2. Dan Korb, 56, Fort Collins, CO, 19:28; 3. John Prasuhn, 54, Fort Collins, CO, 19:41. Seniors (60+): 1. Kent Oglesby, 61, Fort Collins, CO, 21:21; 2. Tom Linnell, 65, Fort Collins, CO, 22:48; 3. Dave Klibbe, 61, Fort Collins, CO, 23:49. Female (Overall): 1. Linsey Smith, 26, 18:40; 2. Jessica Vanbinsberg, East Hampton, NY, 19:17; 3. Meghan Jacob, 20, Fremont, NE, 19:49; 4. Jane Welzel, Fort Collins, CO, 19:57; 5. Amy Hartley, 33, Fort Collins, CO, 19:58; 6. Heather Beeman, 16, 20:01; 7. Marci Witczak, 16, Fort Collins, CO, 20:07; 8. Grace Eggleston, 19, 20:28; 9. Jennifer Feinbury, 20, Fort Collins, CO, 20:29; 10. Maya Martinez, 20, Cheyenne, WY, 20:33. Masters (40+): 1. Karen Anderson, 48, Fort Collins, CO, 20:34; 2. Mary Shore, 44, Fort Collins, CO, 20:58; 3. Melissa Conlon, 40, Fort Collins, CO, 21:27. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Jane Welzel, Fort Collins, CO, 19:57; 2. Edie Stevenson, 59, Boulder, CO, 21:54; 3. Connie Demercurio, 52, Windsor, CO, 23:05. Seniors (60+): 1. Libby James, 72, Fort Collins, CO, 23:37; 2. Cathy Morgan, 62, Fort Collins, CO, 25:25; 3. Carol Blair-Brennan, 67, Fort Collins, CO, 32:43.

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Summer Round-Up 12K Colorado Springs, CO July 5, 2009 635 Finishers - Timing by: Pikes Peak Road Runners - Elevation: Start/Finish = 6,100’ - Course Records: Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez, 45:20 (2007); Samantha McGlone, 52:43 (2008) Male (Overall): 1. Gerald Romero, 37, Colorado Springs, CO, 49:38; 2. David Philipps, 31, Colorado Springs, CO, 51:04; 3. Caleb Mathewson, 20, Lakewood, CO, 51:24; 4. Fujio Miyachi, 30, Tokyo, JPN, 51:37; 5. Michael Cernoia, 16, Pueblo West, CO, 51:49; 6. Chris McIntyre, 29, Colorado Springs, CO, 51:52; 7. William Reed, 36, Colorado Springs, CO, 52:31; 9. Timothy Slater, 26, Golden, CO, 52:58; 10. Jeff Gorman, 27, Colorado Springs, CO, 53:39. Masters (40+): 1. Mark Ryan, 43, Eagle, CO, 54:07; 2. David Havlick, 43, Colorado Springs, CO, 54:16; 3. Thom Santa Maria, 45, Colorado Springs, CO, 54:57. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Heath Hibbard, 56, Montrose, CO, 56:25; 2. Jeffrey Pierce, 50, Colorado Springs, CO, 57:39; 3. Timothy Smith, 51, Colorado Springs, CO, 57:45. Seniors (60+): 1. JB Chavez, 64, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:03:36; 2. Darrell Weaver, 62, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:06:08; 3. Parks Williams, 67, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:07:04. Female (Overall): 1. Megan Kimmel, 29, Silverton, CO, 52:50; 2. Hayley Benson, 27, Flagstaff, AZ, 54:05; 3. Ashlee Nelson, 28, Colorado Springs, CO, 54:51; 4. Lori Stich, 39, Stanwood, MI, 57:28; 5. Rochelle Stratton, 41, Colorado Springs, CO, 58:04; 6. Connilee Walter, 36, Colorado Springs, CO, 58:40;

26.2M Male (Overall): 1. Dennis Flanagan, Denver, CO, 3:32:30 CR; 2. Anton Krupicka, Colorado Springs, CO, 3:40:21; 3. Duncan Callahan, Gunnison, CO, 3:49:47; 4. Nick Clark, Fort Collins, CO 3:54:37; 5. Bryan Dayton, Boulder, CO, 3:58:57. Masters (40+): 1. James Winfield, Park City, UT, 4:40:05; 2. Hendrik Moorlag, Westminster, CO, 4:40:42; 3. Bob Bawn, Boulder, CO, 4:41:57. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Paul Reich, Telluride, CO, 4:31:07; 2. Steve Bremner, Manitou Springs, CO, 4:44:40; 3. Larry DeWitt, Colorado Springs, CO, 4:57:28. Seniors (60+): 1. John Courtney, Colorado Springs, CO, 6:22:38; 2. John Hagin, Fort Collins, CO, 6:29:08; 3. Jeff Stevenson, Solvang, CA, 6:38:11. Female (Overall): 1. Nancy Citriglia, Winter Park, CO, 4:37:55; 2. Jennifer Malmberg, Eaton, CO, 5:06:08; 3. Angie Craig, Arvada, CO, 5:13:24; 4. Sheri Atkinson, Broomfield, CO, 5:20:34; 5. Caroline Soong, Boulder, CO, 5:20:45. Masters (40+): 1. Sheri Atkinson, Broomfield, CO, 5:20:34; 2. Michelle Schamberger, Leadville, CO, 5:29:39; 3. Katerina Straskraba, Lakewood, CO, 5:32:23. Grand Masters (50+): 1. June Gessner, Salida, CO, 5:54:51; 2. Joy Robertson, Lafayette, CO, 5:57:27; 3. Shane Holonitch, Littleton, CO, 6:09:23. Seniors (60+): 1. Janice O’Grady, Conifer, CO, 7:39:20; 2. Bonnelle Murphy, Solvang, CA, 8:20:23. 15M Male (Overall): 1. Nick Mchargue, Leadville, CO, 2:16:11; 2. Bill Perkins, Leadville, CO, 2:17:43; 3. Jesse Mathews, Colorado Springs, CO, 2:23:02; 4. Mark Ryan, Eagle, CO, 2:25:23; 5. Colin Schaff, Littleton, CO, 2:26:24. Masters (40+): 1. Bill Perkins, Leadville, CO, 2:17:43; 2. Mark Ryan, Eagle, CO, 2:25:23; 3. Danny Gnojek, Silverthrone, CO, 2:31:36. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Greg Hewitt, Grand Junction, CO, 2:48:50; 2. Hans Johansson, Colorado Springs, CO, 2:49:00; 3. Mark Weideman, Austin, TX, 2:57:27. Seniors (60+): 1. Jim Romero, Denver, CO, 3:28:01; 2. Jim Heil, Fairplay, CO, 3:53:43; 3. James Roberts, DeLand, FL, 3:55:36. Female (Overall): 1. Jennah Keidel, Golden, CO, 2:42:13; 2. Laura Kelecy, Colorado Springs, CO, 2:49:21; 3. Lisa Moot, Montrose, CO, 2:57:09; 4. Jeanne McCurnin, Mason City, IA, 2:59:53; 5. Chelsea Clark, Fort Collins, CO, 3:02:25. Masters (40+): 1. Laura Kelecy, Colorado Springs, CO, 2:49:21; 2. Kimberly Ober, Lakewood, CO, 3:27:33; 3. Adria Owens, Boulder, CO, 3:28:05. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Jeanne McCurnin, Mason City, IA, 2:59:53; 2. Linda DeWitt, Cary, NC, 3:19:15; 3. Kelly Murphy, Leadville, CO, 3:32:14. Seniors (60+): 1. Ann Brick, Leadville, CO, 5:09:27; 2. Sharon Connolly, Broomfield, CO, 5:15:04; 3. Pamela Penfield, Highlands Ranch, CO, 5:39:32.

Devil Mountain 50K/Half Marathon Pagosa Springs, CO July 18, 2009 130 Finishers (61 - 50K, 69 - 13.1M) - Timing by: Race Management Systems - Elevation: Start/Finish = 8,050’ - Course Records: New Event 50K Male (Overall): 1. Ross Kontz, 30, Fort Collins, CO, 5:46:16; 2. Ron Bubb, 40, Pagosa Springs, CO, 6:23:42; 3. Chris McIntyre, 20, Colorado Springs, CO, 6:32:57; 4. Ken Gordan, 40, Albuquerque, NM, 6:34:10; 5. Patrick Gaines, 40, Littleton, CO, 6:37:01. Female (Overall): 1. Jenna Gruben, 20, Steamboat Springs, CO, 6:34:09; 2. Jean Herbert, 50, Albuquerque, NM, 7:01:20; 3. June Gessner, 50, Salida, CO, 7:03:51; 4. Abby Ruby, 30, Colorado Springs, CO, 7:04:09; 5. Julie Hagen, 40, Dumont, CO, 7:07:03. 13.1M Male (Overall): 1. Jay Johnson, 30, Durango, CO, 1:39:48; 2. Brian VanIwarden, 20, Canon City, CO, 1:47:54; 3. Brad Higdon, 30, Taos, NM, 1:48:54; 4. Mark Pribramsky, 40, Vail, CO, 1:50:12; 5. Matt Carnel, 20, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:52:15. Female (Overall): 1. Annie Sewell, 30, Pagosa Springs, CO, 1:49:18; 2. Sheila Berger, 40, Pagosa Springs, CO, 1:52:56; 3. Jessica Walke, 30, Bayfield, CO, 1:58:46; 4. Michele Dumas, 40, Colorado Springs, CO, 2:09:46; 5. Jennifer Riekenberg, 40, Pagosa Springs, CO, 2:14:05.

Donor Dash 5K Denver, CO July 19, 2009

2,397 Finishers - Timing by: Boulder Road Runners - Elevation: Start/Finish = 5,350’ - Course Records: Payton Batliner, 15:09 (2006); Christine Bolf, 17:10 (2006) Male (Overall): 1. Dick Mockeridge, 27, Northglenn, CO, 15:51; 2. Connor Winter, 16, Centennial, CO, 16:57; 3. Alex Dillenbeck, 17, Aurora, CO, 17:18; 4. Sam Sternburse, Englewood, CO, 17:26; 5. Mark Mulholland, 37, Westminster, CO, 17:30; 6. Erik Stevens, 29, Denver, CO, 17:34; 7. Brian Glotzbach, 34, Littleton, CO, 17:42; 8. Josh Conner, 17, Aurora, CO, 17:45; 9. Duke Rauh, 15, Aurora, CO, 18:07; 10. Lonnie Cruz, 26, Denver, CO, 18:19. Masters (40+): 1. Terrance Ramirez, 45, Westminster, CO, 19:11; 2. Timothy Barry, 48, Colorado Springs, CO, 19:53; 3. Kurt Leyendecker, 45, Lone Tree, CO, 20:11. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Robert Killorin, 53, Broomfield, CO, 20:14; 2. Dan Thorp, 53, Denver, CO, 21:09; 3. Jim Martin, 58, Boulder, CO, 23:15. Seniors (60+): 1. George Greco, 61, Colorado Springs, CO, 22:36; 2. Larry Smith, 62, Evergreen, CO, 22:59; 3. Don Macy, 69, Denver, CO, 25:40. Female (Overall): 1. Rachel McDowell, 24, Denver, CO, 21:43; 2. Meredith Noblett, 27, Denver, CO, 21:45; 3. Cassandra Hardy, 13, Castle Rock, CO, 22:09; 4. Lindsey Masterton, 29, Denver, CO, 22:47; 5. Michelle Glasgow, 36, Fort Collins, CO, 22:58; 6. Payton Gifford, Aurora, CO, 22:58; 7. Lori Petrie, 46, Arvada, CO, 23:02; 8. Kali Abel, 24, Boulder, CO, 23:09; 9. Tami Blasius, 39, Denver, CO, 23:23; 10. Lauren Shomaker, 17, Littleton, CO, 23:42. Masters (40+): 1. Lori Petrie, 46, Arvada, CO, 23:02; 2. Renee Nelson, 44, Denver, CO, 23:54; 3. Sandra Anadiotis, 43, Denver, CO, 23:54. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Ellen Rickert, 56, Lafayette, CO, 25:14; 2. Twila Hansen, 56, Lamar, NE, 26:33; 3. Carol Frank, 50, Boulder, CO, 26:46. Seniors (60+): 1. Marcia Poirier, 73, Littleton, CO, 28:16; 2. Carol Robbins, 66, Denver, CO, 30:08; 3. Penny Simpson, 62, Evergreen, CO, 30:36.

Classic 10K Colorado Springs, CO July 25, 2009 567 Finishers - Timing by: Championchip of the Rockies - Elevation: Start = 6,250’, Finish = 6,050’ - Course Records: Charles Kamindo, 29:30 (2005); Nicole Aish, 34:57 (2005) Male (Overall): 1. Josh Eberly, 28, Gunnison, CO, 30:10; 2. Matt Levassiur, 28, Alamosa, CO, 30:55; 3. Nick Hirsch, 26, Gunnison, CO, 31:12; 4. Adam Rich, 28, Colorado Springs, CO, 31:18; 5. Paul Digrappa, 28, Castle Rock, CO, 31:26; 6. Robby Young, 23, Colorado Springs, CO, 31:31; 7. Charles White, 19, Denver, CO, 31:40; 8. Simon Gutierrez, 43, Alamosa, CO, 31:45; 9. Joe McDaniel, 27, Colorado Springs, CO, 31:52; 10. Aaron Swift, 20, Colorado Springs, CO, 32:12. Masters (40+): 1. Simon Gutierrez,

Chelsea Van Horn finished the Estes Park Half Marathon in 2:02:21.


>> RACE RESULTS << 43, Alamosa, CO, 31:45; 2. Darren De Reuck, 44, Boulder, CO, 33:34; 3. Raul Carrizalez, 48, Evans, CO, 34:50. Grand Masters (50+): 1. John Victoria, 55, Colorado Springs, CO, 36:42; 2. Rick Bruess, 50, Boulder, CO, 37:15; 3. Heath Hibbard, 56, Montrose, CO, 38:06. Seniors (60+): 1. Dave Dooley, 62, Erie, CO, 38:58; 2. Steve Joyce, 60, Loveland, CO, 42:45; 3. George Greco, 61, Colorado Springs, CO, 43:47. Female (Overall): 1. Alisha Williams, 27, Colorado Springs, CO, 34:21 CR; 2. Colleen De Reuck, 45, Boulder, CO, 34:38; 3. Amanda Occhi, 31, Manitou Springs, CO, 36:30; 4. Maren Shepherd, 26, Gunnison, CO, 36:50; 5. Adrian Chouinard, 26, Manitou Springs, CO, 36:56; 6. Bean Wrenn, 36, Boulder, CO, 37:09; 7. Noelle Green, 44, Erie, CO, 37:34; 8. Jennifer Valentine, 27, Boulder, CO, 38:37; 9. Amanda Ewing, 28, Colorado Springs, CO, 38:52; 10. Stephanie Wurtz, 27, Colorado Springs, CO, 38:59. Masters (40+): 1. Colleen De Reuck, 45, Boulder, CO, 34:38; 2. Noelle Green, 44, Erie, CO, 37:34; 3. Kari Cornwell, 41, Fort Collins, CO, 39:08. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Carla Augenstein, 50, Colorado Springs, CO, 45:06; 2. Cathy Condon, 52, Boulder, CO, 46:28; 3. Georgann Richardson, 54, Colorado Springs, CO, 47:24. Seniors (60+): 1. Stephanie Wiecks, 62, Palmer Lake, CO, 50:30; 2. Peg RoddyReeg, 61, Colorado Springs, CO, 52:22; 3. Constance Ahrnsbrak, 69, Lakewood, CO, 52:31.

39, Evergreen, CO, 40:38; 4. Bryn Hafbe, 16, Evergreen, CO, 41:16; 5. Stay Holden, 32, HOuston, TX, 41:41. Masters (40+): 1. Sabine Preisinger, 40, Bailey, CO, 44:14; 2. Leslee Hampel, 43, Eveergreen, CO, 45:22; 3. Holly Stull, 41, Englewood, CO, 46:03. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Sherry Buckner, 52, Firestone, CO, 45:27; 2. Michaella Kolberg, 52, Englewood, CO, 55:40; 3. Deb Anderson, 59, Colorado Springs, CO, 58:31. Seniors (60+): 1. Jane Sandoval, 61, Golden, CO, 55:18; 2. Marci Roschke, 60, Boulder, CO, Wanda Willems, 65, Laramie, WY, 1:05:53. 5K Male (Overall): 1. Joel Hamilton, 24, Golden, CO, 14:33; 2. Adam Rich, 28, Colorado Springs, CO, 15:00; 3. Aaron Friedland, 18, Larkspur, CO, 15:37; 4. Jeff Warren, 18, Highlands Ranch, CO, 15:44; 5. Danny Whelan, 26, Greenwood Village, CO, 15:56; 6. Conner Winter, 16, Centennial, CO, 16:00; 7. Andy Rinne, 34, Colorado Springs, CO, 16:00; 8 Rob Kosick, 31, Denver, CO, 16:07; 9. Michael Finger, Highlands Ranch, CO, 16:41; 10. Brian Glotzbach, 34, Denver, CO, 16:41. Masters (40+): 1. Lile Budden, 49, Colorado Springs, CO, 17:48; 2. Steve Slotter, 46, Castle Rock, CO, 18:38; 3. Rick Denning, 48, Evans, CO, 19:13. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Doug Bell, 58, Greeley, CO, 16:43; 2. David Pierce, 54, Englewood, CO, 18:32; 3. Robert Killovin, 53, Westminster, CO, 18:58. Seniors (60+): 1. Bill Smitham, 65, Golden, CO, 20:34; 2. Larry Smith, 62, Evergreen, CO, 21:04; 3. William Bedell, 63, Evergreen, CO, 21:41. Female (Overall): 1. Cassie Slade, 26, Highlands Ranch, CO, 16:37; 2. Paige Higgins, 27, Littleton, CO, 17:15; 3. Wendy Thomas, 30, Windsor, CO, 17:39; 4. Leighann Ganzer, 19, Littleton, CO, 18:05; 5. Karen Opp, 40, Bailey, CO, 19:28; 6. Anna Nicole Funkhauser, 16, Littleton, CO, 19:29; 7. Christine Adamowski, 42, Evergreen, CO, 19:31; 8. Tayler Warren, 17, Evergreen, CO, 19:49; 9. Maura O’Brien, 15, Evergreen, CO, 19:57; 10. Roxane Geisler, 40, Highlands Ranch, CO, 20:41. Masters (40+): 1. Karen Opp, 40, Bailey, CO, 19:28; 2. Christine Adamowski, 42, Evergreen, CO, 19:31; 3. Roxane Geisler, 40, Highlands Ranch, CO, 20:41. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Polly Zimmerman, 53, Golden, CO, 23:28; 2. Donna Martinez, 57, Arvada, CO, 26:58; 3. Nancy Pudwill, 56, Evergreen, CO, 27:13. Seniors (60+): 1. Edie Stevenson, 60, Boulder, CO, 21:10; 2. Constance Ahrnsbark, 69, Lakewood, CO, 25:31; 3. Carol Robbins, 66, Denver, CO, 29:18.

Evergreen Town Race 10K/5K Evergreen, CO August 2, 2009 955 Finishers (300 - 10K, 655 - 5K) - Timing by: Racing Underground - Elevation: 10K Start = 7,450’, 5K Start = 7,250’, Finish = 7,075’ - Course Records: 10K - Padro Alvarez, 29:39 (1998); Angela Mudge (2003) & Laura Flores (2008) 36:03; 5K - Jason Hubbard, 14:07 (1998); Nicole Jefferson, 16:29 (2002)

Christine McCarthy of Pueblo West runs 1:13:31 at the Summer Round Up trail run.

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10K Male (Overall): 1. Peter Vail, 35, Boulder, CO, 31:35; 2. Ewen North, 31, Lakewood, CO, 31:59; 3. Scott Fauble, 17, Golden, CO, 32:55; 4. Ryan Hoebe, 18, Evergreen, CO, 33:53; 5. Lucas Crespin, 24, Littleton, CO, 34:43. Masters (40+): 1. Sam Shusterman, 48, Centennial, CO, 36:08; 2. Steve Fossel, 41, Evergreen, CO, 36:27; 3. Stephen Gartside, 44, Evergreen, CO, 37:29. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Dave O’Sadnick, 53, Evergreen, CO, 39:46; 2. Mark Brown, 51, Littleton, CO, 39:58; 3. John Shanks, 50, Englewood, CO, 40:28. Seniors (60+): 1. Charles Drage, 65, Evergreen, CO, 43:10; 2. Stephen Berger, 61, Littleton, CO, 44:11; 3. Bill Baraya, 60, Englewood, CO, 45:09. Female (Overall): 1. Jennifer Valentine, 27, Boulder, CO, 38:24; 2. Laura Tremblay, 18, Loveland, CO, 40:21; 3. Stephanie Seybold,

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Georgetown to Idaho Springs 1/2 Marathon Idaho Springs, CO August 8, 2009 2,197 Finishers - Elevation: Start = 8,515â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Finish = 7,515â&#x20AC;&#x2122; - Course Records: Jason Delaney, 1:07:24 (2006), Junko Kataoka, 1:15:02 (1999) Male (Overall): 1. James McGown, 34, Sidney, NE, 1:11:09; 2. Jason Delany, 29, Golden, CO, 1:11:10; 3. Eric Schliemann, 28, 1:12:42; 4. Brice James, 24, 1:13:18; 5. Adam Sinda, 17, 1:14:09; 6. Jason Saitta, 31, Parker, CO, 1:14:21; 7. Zach Minard, 20, 1:14:49; 8. Luke Crespin, 24, 1:15:52; 9. Oscar Ponce, 31, Wheat Ridge, CO, 1:16:25; 10. Dave MacKay, 39, 1:16:50. Masters (40+): 1. Keith Johnson, 48, Littleton, CO, 1:19:12; 2. Vince Calvo, 43, 1:21:24; 3. Hendrik Moorlag, 46, Westminster, CO, 1:21:55. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Heath Hibbard, 56, Montrose, CO, 1:23:20; 2. Robert Kessler, 53, 1:24:58; 3. Kevin Berg, 52, 1:25:01. Seniors (60+): 1. Dave Dooley, 62, Erie, CO, 1:26:20; 2. Steve Joyce, 60, 1:35:10; 3. David Schulte, 62, 1:38:46. Female (Overall): 1. Nan Kennard, 27, 1:19:07; 2. Kara Roy, 29, Fort Collins, CO, 1:21:17; 3. Adrian Chouinard, 26, 1:21:34; 4. Lavenna Mullenbach, 22, 1:22:03; 5. Bean Wreen, 36, Boulder, CO, 1:22:29; 6. Lisa Goldsmith, 44, Nederland, CO, 1:24:26; 7. Noelle Green, 44, Erie, CO, 1:24:37; 8. Kelsey Jones, 28, 1:24:46; 9. Lindsey Krause, 31, 1:25:41; 10. Danielle Quatrochi, 33, 1:26:03. Masters (40+): 1. Lisa Goldsmith, 44, Nederland, CO, 1:24:26; 2. Noelle Green, 44, Erie, CO, 1:24:37; 3. Janet Rooney, 45, 1:29:02. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Susan Noe, 54, 1:37:24; 2. Maria Korb, 56, 1:39:08; 3. Carla Augenstein, 50, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:41:18. Seniors (60+): 1. Jo Ann Meyer, 66, 1:45:51; 2. Stephanie Wiecks, 62, Palmer Lake, CO, 1:51:15; 3. Carol Shively, 63, 1:59:57.

To finish the Garfield Grumble in Grand Junction, you must jump the fire pit!

The New Mexico Cancer Center

October 17-18, 2009

Benefiting the New Mexico Cancer Center

Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 5K, 1M

www.DukeCityMarathon.com

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>> EVENT GUIDE << Not all race information may be correct. Some races will change dates or start times. Please confirm all information before traveling to an event.

09/12

Hop Skip & a Jump Start; 5K; 9:00 AM; Children’s Museum, Denver, CO; mychildsmuseum.org; 303-561-0104;

09/19

Paws & Sneakers; 5K; 9:00 AM; Riverside Park, Evans, CO; weldcountyhumane.org; 970509-9550 x29;

09/12

Little Grand Canyon Marathon; 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K; 6:30 AM; City Park, Huntington, UT; mammothmarathons.com; 435-650-0155;

09/19

Paws in the Park 5K; 9:00 AM; Jay Cimino Park, Trinidad, CO; rsvpproductions@ rocketmail.com; 719-846-3766

09/12

Oktoberfest 5K; 10:00 AM; Breckenridge, CO; townofbreckenridge.com; 970-547-4333

09/19

09/12

Run For Your Cause; 5K; 8:45 AM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; yourcausesports.org; 303-955-4135;

Run for Congo Women; 10K, 5K; 8:00 AM; Bear Creek Lake Park, Morrison, CO; runforcongowomen.org; 303-748-6426

09/19

Run, Rabbit, Run 50M; 6:00 AM; Steamboat Springs, CO; steamboat50.com; 970-221-2270

09/12

Utah Marathon Relay; 5.2M X 5 Runners; 7:00 AM; East River Front Park, South Jordan, UT; utahmarathonrelay.com; 801-260-0606

09/19

ThunderStorm 5K; 8:00 AM; Colorado Springs, CO; active.com; 719-574-7375

09/13

9/11 Remembrance Run; 20M, 10M, 5K; 7:00 AM; Pioneer Pavilion, Arvada, CO; lostandfoundinc.org; 303-420-8080 x1203;

09/20

Boulder Marathon; 26.2M, 26.M Relay, 13.1M; 7:00 AM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; bouldermarathon.com; 303-859-0244; $$

09/13

09/20

Grand Teton Ultras; 100M, 50M; 6:00 AM; Grand Targhee Resort, Alta, WY; tetonraces. com; 208-787-2077

Chips and Salsa Half-Marathon; 13.1M, 10K, 5K; 9:00 AM; Albuquerque, NM; the-athletesedge.com; 505-856-9377;

Crossroads Half Marathon; 13.1M, 5K; 8:00 AM; Buckingham Park, Fort Collins, CO; footoftherockies.com; 970-377-8005; $$

09/20

Nielson Challenge; 2M; 8:00 AM; North Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs, CO; pprrun.org

09/13

Farmers 5000; 9:00 AM; High School, Wheat Ridge, CO; farmers5000.org; 303-238-5192;

09/05

Day for Kids Dash; 5K; 9:00 AM; Sloan’s Lake, Denver, CO; positiveplacedenver.org; 303-892-9200

09/13

Golden Gate Canyon Trail Half Marathon; 12.7M, 4.5K; 9:00 AM; Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Golden, CO; runuphillracing.com; 303-870-0487

09/06

10K @ 10,000 Ft; 10:00 AM; Rabbit Ears Pass, Steamboat Springs, CO; runningseries.com; 970-879-1250

El Grito 5K; 9:00 AM; Buckhorn Exchange, Denver, CO; elgrito5k.org; 720-840-8127; 09

09/20

09/20

09/13

Lead King Loop; 25K, 12.5K; 8:30 AM; Marble, CO; leadkingloop25K.com; 970-704-1275; 09

Breckenridge Crest Mountain Marathon; 24.5M, 13.1M, 5M; 7:30 AM; Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge, CO; mavsports.com; 970-3904760

Fans on the Field; 10K, 5K; 8:00 AM; Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, CO; fansonthefield. com; 303-293-5311;

09/20

Pony Express Trail Race; 15M; 8:00 AM; Rampart Reservoir, Woodland Park, CO; pprrun.org; 719-598-2953

09/20

Run Around the Block 5K; 9:00 AM; Sloan’s Lake, Denver, CO; info@rmmi.org; 303-8933838;

09/20

Second Wind Fund Run; 3M; 12:30 PM; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden, CO; thesecondwindfund.org; 303-988-2645

running / walking KEY

$$ 09

Chip Timed Events USATF Certified Course Prize Money Offered 2009 Colorado Runner Racing Series Event

09/02

Lakewood Trail Series I; 4M; 6:00 PM; Bear Creek Park, Lakewood, CO; lakewood.org; 303-987-4807

09/05

Bergen Peak Trail Race; 11.5M, 5.6M; 9:20 AM; Elk Meadow Open Space Park, Evergreen, CO; evergreenrecreation.com; 303-679-2628 x17

09/05

09/06

09/06

Coal Creek Crossing 10M; 10M, 5K; 7:00 AM; Community Park, Louisville, CO; 4allrunners. com; 303-666-7400

09/13

09/13

Indian Summer Half Marathon; 13.1M; 8:00 AM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; indiansummerhalf.com; $$ Kidney Awareness Run; 5K; 10:00 AM; Stapleton Central Park, Denver, CO; kidneyawarenesstime.org; 866-859-9255;

09/06

Grand Teton Trail Marathon; 26.2M; 7:00 AM; Grand Targhee Resort, Alta, WY; tetonraces. com; 208-787-2077

09/06

New Mexico Marathon; 26.2M, 13.1M, 5K; 5:30 AM; Albuquerque, NM; nmmarathon.com; 505-489-9484;

09/07

Aetna Park to Park 10M; 7:00 AM; City Park, Denver, CO; parktopark10miler.com; 303-7571417; $$ 09

09/07

American Discovery Trail Marathon; 26.2M, 26.2M Relay, 13.1M; 6:30 AM; Palmer Lake, CO; adtmarathon.com; 719-331-8213; $$

09/07

Flat Out Half Marathon; 13.1M; 8:00 AM; Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover, UT; redlineraces.com; 720-270-6569

09/13

Happily Ever After 5K; 8:00 AM; Family Fun Plex, Greeley, CO; buildinghealthymarriages. org; 970-304-6193

Race For The Cure; 5K; 7:30 AM; Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs, CO; komencs.org; 719-632-8887;

09/13

Chatfield 8M; 8:00 AM; Chatfield State Park, Littleton, CO; rmrr.org; 303-871-8366

09/16

Lakewood Trail Series III; 6M; 6:00 PM; Bear Creek Park, Lakewood, CO; lakewood.org; 303-987-4807

09/07

09/09

Lakewood Trail Series II; 5M; 6:00 PM; Bear Creek Park, Lakewood, CO; lakewood.org; 303-987-4807

09/11

Colorado Relay; 5:00 AM; Georgetown, CO; coloradorelay.com; 303-670-7147

09/12

2 Mile Challenge Series VII; 2M; 8:00 AM; North Casper Soccer Fields, Casper, WY; windycitystriders.com

09/12

A Cause for Paws 5K; 5K, 3K; Boulder, CO; boulderhumane.org; 303-442-4030 x634

09/12

09/13

LaSportiva EverGold Trail 10K; 10:00 AM; Vail Mountain, Vail, CO; vailrec.com; 970-479-2280

09/13

Mountain Air Marathon; 26.2M, 10M; 7:30 AM; Cressted Butte, CO; runmountainairmarathon. com; 970-641-3375

09/20

ZOOMA Denver Half Marathon; 13.1M, 5M; 7:30 AM; Stapleton Central Park, Denver, CO; zoomarun.com; 703-349-2230;

09/13

Neder-Nederland; 10K, 5K; 9:00 AM; Nederland High School, Nederland, CO; nederlandchamber.org; 303-956-2891; $$

09/23

Lakewood Trail Series IV; 1M; 6:00 PM; Green Mountain Park, Lakewood, CO; lakewood.org; 303-987-4807

Panerathon; 10K, 5K; 8:00 AM; Panera Bread at the Shops at Walnut Creek, Westminister, CO; panera-centralohio.com; 303-694-2202;

09/26

Danapalooza 5K Trail Run; 9:00 AM; Ecology Park, Canon City, CO; danapalooza.com; 719244-6441

09/26

Harvest Challenge; 5K; 9:00 AM; Community Park, Louisville, CO; active.com; 720-890-1577

09/26

Hope’s Angel 5K; 9:00 AM; Rocky Mountain High School, Fort Collins, CO; hopesangel.com; 970-377-0800

09/26

Mountain Chili Cha Cha; 15M, 7M, 3M; 9:00 AM; Pagosa Springs, CO; joingecko.org; 303475-6053; $$

09/13

09/26

Pinedale Half Marathon; 13.1M, 10K, 1M; 8:00 AM; Rendezvous Pointe, Pinedale, WY; pinedalehalfmarathon.com; 307-367-6236;

09/19

Autumn Color Run; 13.1M, 10K, 5K, 1M; 9:00 AM; McPhelemy Park, Buena Vista, CO; fourteenernet.com/colorrun; 719-221-2867;

09/19

Endurance Festival in Park City; 13.1M, 10K, 5K; Park City, UT; EnduranceFestival.com; 208-233-3798

09/26

Regis University Physical Therapy Fun Run; 5K; 10:00 AM; Regis University, Denver, CO; Regis.edu/FunRun; 303-458-4340

09/19

09/26

Bergan Peak Trail Race; 11.5M, 5.6M; 9:00 AM; Elk Meadow, Evergreen, CO; healthquestadventures.com; 303-674-7408

Good Samaritan 5K; 8:30 AM; Douglas County Events Center, Castle Rock, CO; svdpcr.org; 303-868-5746;

Running of the Bulls; 3.75M; 10:00 AM; Lake Estes Marina, Estes Park, CO; partnersmentoringyouth.org; 970-577-9348

09/26

09/12

Emerald Mountain Trail Run; 9:00 AM;Steamboat Springs, CO; runningseries.com

09/19

HRCA Oktoberfest 5K; 12:30 PM; Town Center Plaza, Highlands Ranch, CO; highlandsranchrunseries.com; 303-471-7044;

Mayor’s Cup; 15K, 5K; 8:00 AM; America The Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs, CO; sppppr. org; 719-337-2737;

09/26

09/12

FASB Fitness Festival; 5K; 9:00 AM; Crescent Park at DTC, Denver, CO; fasbfitnessfestival. com; 303-694-2202;

Sundance Trail Run; 10K; 10:30 AM; Reuter Trailhead, Sundance, WY; sundancetrailrun. com; 307-283-1813

09/26

09/12

Golden Gallop; 10K, 5K; 7:15 AM; Splash Aquatic Park, Golden, CO; goldengallop.org; 303-619-9697;

Support Your Girls 10K; 10K, 5K; 9:00 AM; Mike Lansing Field, Casper, WY; dochshund@ yahoo.com; 307-259-9964; $$

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09/19

Jelm Mountain Run; 10M; 9:00 AM; Jelm, WY; albanycountysar.org/jelm; 307-760-4930

09/19

Oktoberfest 10K; 10K, 5K; Penrose Stadium, Colorado Springs, CO; csgrandprix.com; 719635-8803;

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09/26

Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon; 13.3M; 8:30 AM; Aspen, CO; aspenrecreation.com; 970-429-2093

10/10

Panerathon; 10K, 5K; 8:30 AM; America The Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs, CO; paneracolorado.com; 303-799-1900 x215

09/27

Capulin Volcano Run; 13.1M, 5K; 7:00 AM; Folsom School House, Folsom, NM; capulinvolcanorun.com; 575-278-3340

10/10

Silent Trails Memorial; 10M; 9:00 AM; Happy Jack Recreation Area, Laramie, WY; uwyo. edu/silenttrails; 307-760-0954

09/27

Corrida de Corrales; 10K, 5K, Corrales Recreation Center, Corrales, NM; Jack@ RunningRealtors.net; 505-385-4757

10/10

Tiger Classic; 5K; 8:00 AM; South Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs, CO; coloradocollege.edu/5KRace/; 719-471-7613

John Baker Memorial Road Race; 10K, 5K; 7:00 AM; Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM; the-athletes-edge.com; 505-856-9377;

10/11

09/27

CMRA Coal Creek XC Challenge; 5.72M; 9:00 AM; Louisville, CO; comastersrun.org; 303-6660864; $$ 09 Run the Rocks; 5K; 9:30 AM; Red Rocks Park, Morrison, CO; runtherocks.org; 303-847-0273;

11/14

HRCA Wildcat Mountain Half Marathon; 13.1M; 8:30 AM; Highlands Ranch, CO; highlandsranchrunseries.com; 303-471-7053; USATF, Chip

11/14

Longmont Turkey Trot; 10K, 2M; 9:00 AM; Westview Middle School, Longmont, CO; www. ci.longmont.co.us/rec; 303-651-8405

11/14

Rim Rock Marathon; 26.2M; 8:00 AM; Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, CO; ascentproductions.net; 770-595-4556; $$

11/14

Two Turkey Relay; 9:30 AM; Riverside Park, Salida, CO; salidarec.com/ccrc; 719-539-6231

11/15

Panicking Poultry; 5K; 9:30 AM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; panickingpoultry5k. com; 303-815-5690;

Oktoberfest 10K; 10K, 5K; 9:00 AM; Denver, CO; oktoberfestdenver10k.com; 303-685-8131;

10/11

09/29

Runner’s Roost Cross Country Invitational; 5K; 5:30 PM; Addenbrooke Park, Lakewood, CO; silly_billy@msn.com; 303-477-2236;

10/17

Ski Run Road Challenge; 20K; 8:00 AM; Eagle Creek Sports Complex, Ruidoso, NM; skirunroadchallenge.com; 575-257-9507

11/15

10/03

Bacon Strip Races; 10M, 4M; 9:00 AM; Fort Collins, CO; users.frii.com/jwelzel/; 970-2211099

10/18

Denver Marathon; 26.2M, 26.2M Relay, 13.1M; 7:00 AM; Civic Center Park, Denver, CO; denvermarathon.com; 888-RUN-5280; $$

PPRR Fall Series IV; 7M; 11:30 AM; Palmer Park, Colorado Springs, CO; pprrun.org; 719598-2953

11/21

10/03

Dog Run Dog; 10K, 5K; 9:00 AM; University Of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; dogrundog.com; 802-356-4444

10/18

Duke City Marathon; 26.2M, 13.1M, 5K, 1M; 6:00 AM; Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM; DukeCityMarathon.com; 505-880-1414;

Bear Creek 10-Spot; 10M; 9:00 AM; Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood, CO; runuphillracing.com; 303-870-0487

11/21

10/03

Glenwood Canyon Shuffle; 13.1M, 5K; 9:00 AM; Glenwood Springs, CO; djwebb@sopris. net; 970-876-0768; $$

10/18

PPRR Fall Series II; 4M; 11:30 AM; Bear Creek Park - West, Colorado Springs, CO; pprrun.org; 719-598-2953

11/22

10/03

Journey of Hope 5K; 10:00 AM; Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO; go-dmt.org; 970-2473108

10/18

The Other Half; 13.1M; 8:30 AM; Highway 128, Moab, UT; moabhalfmarathon.org; 435-2594525;

Park County Extra 5K; 10:00 AM; Fitzsimmons Middle School, Bailey, CO; extravaganza5k. com; 303-838-4423 x10; $$

11/26

10/03

Nothing But Nets Run; 13.1M, 10K, 5K; Dolores, CO; pastorrob@centurytel.net; 970529-3254

10/23

Scream Scram; 5K; 6:00 PM; Washington Park, Denver, CO; screamagency.com/scram. php; 303-893-8608;

Turkey Trot; 5M, 1M; 10:00 AM; Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO; go-dmt.org; 970-2475059

11/26

10/03

Nielson Challenge; 2M; 8:00 AM; North Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs, CO; pprrun.org

10/24

Galloping Goose; 10K, 5K; 9:00 AM; Quincy Reservoir, Aurora, CO; auroragov.org/ reservoirs; 303-739-7160

Mile High United Way Turkey Trot; 4M; 10:00 AM; Washington Park, Denver, CO; bkbltd.com; 303-694-2030;

11/26

10/03

Waterton Canyon 10M; 9:00 AM; Waterton Canyon, Littleton, CO; rmrr.org; 303-871-8366

10/25

Great Pumpkin Chase; 10K, 5K; 8:00 AM; Kit Carson Park, Albuquerque, NM; the-athletesedge.com; 505-856-9377;

Turkey Day 5K; 9:00 AM; Shea Statium, Highlands Ranch, CO; td5k.com; 303-7913500;

10/03

The Metro Mile at Infinity Park; 1M; 8:30 AM; Infinity Park, Glendale, CO; themetromile.com; 303-584-4181

10/03

XTERRA Marathon Of Trail Races; 26.2M, 13.1M, 5K; 8:00 AM; Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Colorado Springs, CO; marathonmajic. com; 404-421-3231

10/04

Blue Sky Marathon; 26.2M, 13.1M; Horsetooth Mountain Park, Fort Collins, CO; blueskymarathon.com; 970-404-2073

10/04

PPRR Fall Series I; 3.5M; 11:30 AM; North Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs, CO; pprrun.org; 719-598-2953

10/04

Red Rock Scramble; 5M, 5K; 10:00 AM; High School, Lyons, CO; coloradoindianbar.org/rrs/ index.html; 303-447-8760 x142

10/04

Sandia Mt Shadow Trail Run; 10K, 5K; 7:00 AM; Sandia Mountain, Albuquerque, NM; theathletes-edge.com; 505-856-9377

10/10

2 Mile Challenge Series VIII; 2M; 8:00 AM; North Casper Soccer Fields, Casper, WY; windycitystriders.com

10/10

Chuck Severy XC; 5K; 8:00 AM; High School, Aspen, CO; clkeleher@hotmail.com; 970-3197519

10/10

Compass Montessori Harvest Festival Run; 10K, 5K, 1M; 9:00 AM; Golden, CO; colraz5@ yahoo.com; 303-456-6188

10/10

HRCA Backcountry Trail Race; 10M, 5M;; 8:30 AM; Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO; highlandsranchraceseries.com; 303-471-7053;

09/27

10/10

Pajarito Trail Fest; 15M, 10K; 9:00 AM; Pajarito Ski Area, Los Alamos, NM; pajaritotrailfest.com; 505-661-8013

10/31

Gorilla Run; 5.6K; 11:00 AM; 18th and Wynkoop St., Denver, CO; denvergorillarun. com; 720-244-9938

11/01

PPRR Fall Series III; 5.5M; 11:30 AM; Ute Valley Park, Colorado Springs, CO; pprrun.org; 719-598-2953

11/07

Comea House Turkey Trot; 5K; 9:00 AM; Cheyenne, WY; kingston@rockymtnlaw.com; 307-638-8885

11/07

Heart Center of the Rockies Half Marathon; 13.1M, 10K, 5K; 8:30 AM; Boyd Lake State Park, Loveland, CO; runnersroostftcollins.com; 970-224-9114

11/26

Turkey Trot 5K; 8:30 AM; Recreation Center, Brighton, CO; brightonco.gov; 303-655-2221;

Pedersen Volvo Fort Collins Thanksgivings Day Run; 4M; 9:00 AM; Old Town, Fort Collins, CO; timberlinetimng.com; 970-482-0551; $$

multi-sport 09/05

Tenderfoot Mountain Duathlon/Triathlon; 7:00 AM; Hot Springs Aquatic Center, Salida, CO; tenderfoottriathlon.com; 719-539-6738;

09/07

Moab Xstream Off Road Triathlon; Moab, UT; gravityplay.com; 970-259-7771

09/12

Tri/Du For Your Cause; 8:00 AM; Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora, CO; yourcausersports.org; 303-955-4135;

Littleton Stride; 10K, 5K; 8:00 AM; Ketring Park, Littleton, CO; bkbltd.com; 303-347-3478;

09/13

Fort Collins Duathlon/Triathlon; 7:00 AM; EPIC, Fort Collins, CO; timberlinetiming.com; 970-482-0551;

09/13

11/07

Nielson Challenge; 2M; 8:00 AM; North Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs, CO; pprrun.org

Tri-Glenwood Triathlon; 6:30 AM; Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Springs, CO; triglenwood.com; 970-945-2208;

09/19

11/07

Rocky Mountain Cross Country Classic; 5K; 10:00 AM; City Park, Pueblo, CO; jeffaco@ earthlink.net; 719-947-3682

Crescent Moon Sprint Triathlon; 7:30 AM; Cherry Creek State Park, Denver, CO; racingunderground.com; 303-642-7917; $$

09/19

11/08

Children’s Hospital Race for Fetal Hope; 5K; 10:00 AM; Washington Park, Denver, CO; fetalhope.org; 303-932-0553;

Western Colorado Triathlon; 7:30 AM; Highline State Park, Mack, CO; ascentproductions.net; 770-595-4556;

11/08

Westminster City Park 9M; 9:00 AM; City Park, Westminster, CO; rmrr.org; 303-871-8366

09/26

Newton 24 & 8 Hours of Triathlon; 9:00 AM; Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora, CO; 24hourevents.com; 303-857-5031; $$

11/14

2 Mile Challenge Series IX; 2M; 8:00 AM; North Casper Soccer Fields, Casper, WY; windycitystriders.com

09/27

Colorado Wild Women Duathlon; 8:00 AM; Aurora, CO; coloradowildwomen.com; 303843-9751;

11/14

Atalanta Women’s 5K; 9:00 AM; City Park, Pueblo, CO; socorunners.org; 719-564-9303

11/14

CMRA Chatfield Five & Dime; 10M, 5M; 9:00 AM; Chatfield State Park, Littleton, CO; comastersrun.org; 303-765-5512

11/07

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by marnie lansdown

>> THE LIGHTER SIDE <<

around Wash Park at the same time as the leaders of the Denver Marathon, which was also being run that day. I had attached my 5K race bib so I could run right up to the start line seconds before the gun went off. The bib was plain white, with no identifying information on it other than the Runner’s World logo. Then I got it. The spectators, seemingly unaware of my 10:00per-mile lope, thought I was the lead woman in the Denver Marathon! What to do? I was completely flummoxed. Should I keep running? Move to the inside path at the park? Stop running entirely? Hey, I had a schedule to keep, and I had worked out the timing perfectly to stick to my training calendar and still run the race. I was still contemplating when a spectator handed me a Jolly Rancher. Hhhmmm… leading the marathon has its benefits, even for an imposter. I continued my run, trying to increase my pace in order to keep up the facade as long as possible. I soaked it all in. I high-fived several people, gratefully accepted a second piece of candy, and basked in the glory. So this is what it feels like! For a few moments I was the best, the finest, the fastest, an elite. The leader. The triumph was short-lived, however. After making the turn south, I saw the three speedy runners leaving the park and heading west on one of the neighborhood streets. When I continued running south, a race volunteer chased after me, shouting, “You’re going the wrong way!” I was forced to turn around, point to my race bib, and confess. I slunk away, continued shuffling along, and headed into the park’s inner ning the race, I could run another lap to get in the path. full eleven. For a moment, though, I was I dutifully showed up early, picked up my the champion, and I loved every second race bag and bib and set off around the park. I was of it. jogging along at my usual pedestrian pace when I was passed at a high rate of speed by one man, then Marnie Lansdown is pictured hugging another, then a third. They were huffing loudly and her daughter after finishing the 2007 sweating profusely. While marveling at the speed of Denver Marathon. She runs in Castle those three runners (and wondering what the hurry Rock, Colorado, where she lives with her was), I noticed several small groups along the side- husband and twin daughters. walk who were cheering loudly. It wasn’t until I heard one spectator shout, “It’s our first woman!” that it began to dawn on me. I was running laps

For a Moment, I Was

a Marathon Leader In 2002 I was training for my first half-marathon, the Lake Tahoe Half-Marathon. I had been warned about the grueling course and, by golly, I was going to be prepared. I had a training plan and was diligently sticking to it. One weekend in September, my training calendar called for an eleven-mile run but, having a sister with lupus, I wanted to run the Lupus Loop 5K fundraiser at Washington Park, too. I decided I could accomplish both by showing up as soon as pre-registration and check-in for the race began, then getting in two laps around the park. After run46 coloradorunnermag.com

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our first woman!” that it began to dawn on me.”


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