Monday, May 21, 2012

Bishop High Sierra Ultras

Las Vegas was well represented at the 19th Bishop High Sierra Ultras this past weekend. Casey Harney and Doug Donovan ran the 50 mile while Shad Mickelberry, Matt Koppenheffer, Ashlee Homan, and Paul Daly were running the 50k.
L to R: Casey, Ashlee, Paul, Matt, Shad (photo by Rose Daly)
The races are run on 4x4 roads with constant views of Mt. Tom, Mt. Humphrey's and other peaks to the west of Bishop. After some up and downs for several miles the runners have a 13 mile climb. From there the 50k runners turn around for 15 miles of mostly downhill (50k course is 33.25 miles). The 50 mile runners continue for a couple of loops above 8500' elevation.
 Typical View Heading West (Photo Dr. Ben Jones)

Everyone had a good race with Casey finishing 10th in the 50 mile in 10:09 and Doug finished right behind him in 10:26. Shad won the 50K in 4:48, Matt was third overall in 5:15, Ashlee was 11th overall in 5:59, and Paul finished well in 7:52.

Shad at finish line (Photo Lambert Timmermans)

Matt apparently had some extra energy on climb (Photo Dr. Ben Jones)
Steady Casey (Photo Dr. Ben Jones)
Ashlee enjoying her training run for Bighorn (Photo Dr. Ben Jones)

Paul around mile 11 (Photo Dr. Ben Jones)

Congratulations to everyone on their well run races.