Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Calico Trail Runs Results

We had several local area runners head west for the Calico 50K and Calico 30K which takes place in and around Calico Ghost Town (that weird place you've probably driven by before entering Barstow, CA but probably never stopped at.) Info on the race can be found at http://www.calicotrailrun.org/ and at realendurance.com

In the 50K event James Wedekind finished in 4:48 which I believe is a PR for him. David Campbell also ran the 50K and improved greatly over his fat ass time running 5:57.

Dana Clark ran a great race finishing second in the 30K distance running 3:31:59 edging third place by just 41 seconds. Debbie Meyers ran 4:19 and Terry Maurer finished in 5:12.

Congratulations to everyone on their respective races, nice work.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Weekend Results

We had several runners competing this weekend and all put up some impressive times in fast road races. 

Steven Dean ran the Las Vegas Track Club 10k in 39:58. He was 14th overall and needless to say destroyed his age group. I think what's more impressive is he had the second fastest time in the 40 and over and the third fastest 30 and over. By the way Mr. Dean is 62.

Hillary Brimhall ran the Phoenix Rock and Roll Marathon in 3:48. Unfortunately missed some training due to injury and missed her Boston qualifying time but had a great early season race.

Matt Koppenheffer must have been inspired by the Olympic Marathon Trials the day before the Houston Marathon because he cranked out a 2:59:13 for a big PR. Prior to the race Matt was a bit worried after realizing his Boston qualifying time was reduced by 5 minutes this year for his age group. In the end these concerns were unfounded as he flew in well below.

Congratulations to everyone on their races.


Monday, January 9, 2012

RR Fat Ass 2012

Beautiful weather and great company were the themes for the 15th year of the Red Rock Fat Ass. About 20 people came out to partake in and watch this annual celebration of running. It was an all locals day and it was great to have all the old guard out.

Seven runners made it the entire distance with Josh Brimhall finishing first followed by Shad about 20 minutes later. Although the RRFA course is more difficult, Jared Wicks managed to improve on his Bootlegger 50k time by over 30 minutes. Eric Swenson wasn't far behind at just over six hours. James Wedekind, David Cambell, and Paula Raimondi (only woman finisher) also toughed it out and finished together to make the distance.

Long time Las Vegas ultra runners Dennis Jensen and James Rapp got in their fix on the familiar trails. While Jan Kendrick and Peggy Paas also logged over 20 miles. Terry Maurer, Imelda Suppe, Paul Daly, and Randy Bell were all in effect and each covered about half the course. Special thanks to Britty for coming out and manning the self service station. None of us would have liked to carry all the water we would have needed for the entire day.