Yesterday Nancy Hobbs and I (Richard Bolt) road in the press van to cover the action at our one and only selection race for the 2012 men’s US Mountain Running Team.  My plan to send live tweets from the race was thwarted by a lack of cell service so we both took photos and documented the mile splits.  Here is how the race unfolded at the front from press van #1.

Mile 1:

6:04 – Tim Chichester, Max King, Glen Randall – top 3

Mile 2:

13:40 – Sage Canaday and Joe Gray

Mile 2.5/3000’:

1 – Sage Canaday

2 – Joe Gray

3 – Eric Blake

4 – Glen Randall  - Glen and Eric together stride for stride

5 – Tommy Manning

6 – Max King

7 - Marco De Gasperi

8 – Tim Chichester

9 – Simon Gutierrez

10 – Jeremy Freed

Mile 3:

1)      Sage – 21:20

2)      Gray – 21:40

3)      Eric Blake

4)      Tommy Manning

Mile 4+:

1)      Sage Canaday opens a 40 second lead

2)      Gray

3)      Eric/Tommy/Glen together

Approaching Mile 5 – Sage checks his watch, Press Liaison for the race John Stifler, “Looks on target for sub hour.”

Mile 5:

1)      Canaday – 37:08

2)      Gray – 38:19

3)      Blake – 38:52

4)      Randall – 38:52

5)      Manning – 39:01

6)      Chichester – 39:16

7)       De Gasperi – 39:21

8)       Gutierrez – 39:24

9)      King – 39:27

10)  Alex Nichols – 39:42

11)  Matt Byrne

12)  Jason Delaney

13)  Jeremy Freed

14)  Rickey Gates – 40:24

Mile 6:

1)      Canaday – 45:11

At Hairpin between mile 6/7

1)      Canaday

2)      Gray

3)      Glen/Blake running stride for stride

5)      Manning

6)      De Gasperi

7)      Chichester

8)      King

9)      Gutierrez

Mile 7:

1)      Canaday

2)      Gray – 55:06

Complete results are posted here:

http://coolrunning.com/results/12/nh/Jun16_52ndNo_set1.shtml

More photos are posted here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/111086436274184492529/posts/ENwyMBgv55k