Friday, January 31, 2014

Weekend Racing and Group Run

Good luck to Josh Brimhall and Eric Swenson at the Sean O’Brian 50 miler tomorrow in Malibu, CA.


We will have a group run running from the Gazebo at Bootleg Canyon @ 8am.




Monday, January 27, 2014

Weekend Results

We had several locals racing this past weekend. Let me know if anyone else raced an ultra or trail race that I didn’t see.

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Ashlee Mickelberry won the Calico 30k in 2:58:24

![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Keena Delay placed 2nd in the Calico 50k in 5:29

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Dawn Nielsen placed 3rd in the Calico 30k in 3:42:39

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Peggy Paas ran the Calico 50k in 5:39:36

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>David Campbell ran the Calico 50k in 6:33:40

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>June Uhlig ran the Calico 50k in 8:35 and won a trip to ER

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Anthony Delledonne won the Running From an Angel 50mile in 7:50:06

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Natalia Murua ran Running From an Angel 50mile in 9:24:57

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Joe Baumgarte ran the Coldwater Rumble 52k in 5:27:50


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Saturday Run

We’ll be running from the Gazebo at Bootleg Canyon Saturday starting at 8am. There are rumors of a new trail to scope out.




Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SMUT Runs Cottonwood

SMUT took to Cottonwood last Saturday for a great group run with absolutely perfect weather.  The seven of us met at the Late Night Trailhead at 8am.  Pictured below from left to right are Josh Brimhall, Shad Mickelberry, Dave Pauwelyn, Ashlee Mickelberry, Shawn Wallace, and Eric Swenson. 
Photo Credit Joe Maylish
From Late Night Trailhead Eric Swenson led the group out to Black Velvet running towards the Red Rock cliffs eventually turning north and down into the valley.  Lots of beautiful scenery and open singletrack to Black Velvet Road.  After some discussion, Josh, Shad, Ashlee, Dave, and Joe Maylish descended down to the town of Blue Diamond.  Eric & Shawn headed back in and got in a nice 10 mile loop.  In Blue Diamond we refilled our water bottles at McGhie's Bike Outpost just over 9 miles from the Late Night Parking Lot. Then it was time to climb, ascending up a 665ft climb in 1.6 miles to the Hurl.  From the top of the Hurl you can see all of the Vegas Valley to the left, and Red Rock to the right.  Then it was 400ft of descent to the valley floor where Josh, Shad, and Ashlee took off back towards Black Velvet.  This portion of the valley is a steady gradual uphill climb of nearly 500ft.  Dave & I ran back towards Black Velvet Road, and from there ran 3 miles back in to the Late Night Trail Head completing 18 miles.
Photo Credit Joe Maylish

Several of us have races coming up this spring.  Eric Swenson is preparing for the Sean O'Brien 50 Mile.  Shad Mickelberry Angeles Crest 100, Ashlee Mickelberry Leona Divide 50 Mile, Josh Brimhall is running Sean O'Brien 50 Mile, Pemberton 50k, and Moab 33k, all in February.  Joe Maylish Moab Red Hot 55k.
Photo Credit Dave Pauwelyn


Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Saturday Run at Cottonwood.

Our run at Cottonwood will start at 8am on Saturday from the Late Night Trail Head. Should be a beautiful day to get some miles in. All distances and paces welcome! I'll be looking to get in 18-22, some of us going further, some shorter. - Maylish

Tuesday, January 14, 2014