If you will be near Vail on Feb 21 2009, there will be a Snowshoe race to benefit the US Mountain Running Team. For more info, see the event flyer.
Not only is the race a benefit for the Mountain Team, it’s also run in memory of former team member Lyndon Ellefson, who died in 1998 during a hiking accident.
I read a great interview with US Mountain Running Team member Eric Blake (“Quadzilla”) on www.craftsbury.com. Eric was the US Mountain Running Champion in 2006 and 2008, and was a member of the Bronze medal winning US Mountain Running Team at the 2008 World Mountain Running Trophy in Switzerland this past September. “CRC: Mountain running courses. Can you tell us a bit about what the quintessential course is? It seems to encompass a real variety – up and down, longer/shorter, cross-country conditions to brutal paved ascents like Mt. Washington. Are there limits to the course design/layout that organizers must follow, or More >
June 28 – Mt. Cranmore, North Conway, New Hampshire – USA Mountain Running Championships and NACAC Mountain Running Championships
July 26 – Colorado Springs, CO – Western Qualifier Race
More details here
Posted on the usmrt.com website.
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Team member Simon Gutierrez was 1st overall in the Masters Race. Joe Gray was 13th in the Men’s Open Race. On the women’s side, 2008 and 2009 U.S. NACAC Team member, Kasie Enman, was 9th overall.
Other past and present mountain team members and staff competing included Nicole Hunt, Eric Blake, Lisa Goldsmith, Andy Ames and Nancy Hobbs.
Complete results are available here:http://www.usatf.org/events/2008/USATFClubXCChampionships/schedule.asp
Photos are here:
The U.S. will host the sixth North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championship in North Conway, NH, on Sunday, June 28. This up/down two-lap course at Mount Cranmore includes approximately 2,400 feet of vertical gain over a 10 kilometer route and will act as a tune-up for NACAC teams in preparation for the World Mountain Running Championships to be held in Campodolcino, Italy, on September 6.
The U.S. hosted the NACAC event in 2004 and 2005, Mexico hosted in 2006 and 2008, and Canada hosted in 2007. Team USA won men’s and women’s gold medals the first two years, but didn’t More >
Mountain, Ultra and Trail (MUT) Running Council had 3 meetings over the course of 2 days. There were between 25 and 35 people from over 15 regional USATF associations in attendance including outgoing President Bill Roe (pictured).
During the meetings, the following USATF Mountain, Ultra or Trail Running Championships for 2009 were confirmed or approved:
March 1 – USA 50km Road Championships – Long Island, NYJune 28 – USA Mountain Running Championships – North Conway, NH *also the NACAC Mountain Running Championships and a mountain team selection raceJuly 18 – USA 100 Mile Trail Championships – Tahoe, NVJuly 25 – USA 50 Mile Trail Championships – Crystal More >
2008 CIF State Cross Country ChampionshipsPresented by Farmers InsuranceNovember 29, 2008 Woodward Park 5K Course, Fresno CA Weather:Robert Rush-Sports Consultant firstname.lastname@example.orgRESULTS ON: RecordTiming.com, norcalstst.com & directathletics.com
Division 1 Girls Individual Results
Place No. Sec Name Yr School D1girls===== ==== === =================== == ========== ======= 1 1817 SS Alex Dunne SR San Clemen 17:27 2 1529 SS Teeny Adams JR Esperanza 17:41 3 1098 SDS Alli Billmeyer SO Torrey Pin 17:46 4 1097 SDS Megan Morgan JR Torrey Pin 17:47 5 39 CCS Justine Fedronic SR Carlmont 17:50 6 1062 SDS Molly Grabill SO Rancho Ber 17:52 7 1309 SJS Maria Malone More >
The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2008 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Ultra Runners of the Year, and Contributor of the Year. The following individuals will be recognized at the USATF National Convention in Reno, NV, on Saturday, December 6 at an awards breakfast.
Mountain men open: Joseph Gray, 24, Lakewood,WA. Joe (pictured above – left) started out the mountain season in Vail, CO, on June 7 with a sprint-to-the finish third-place at the LaraBar 10km. Later that month he placed fourth at the USA Mountain Running Championships earning a spot on his first Teva U.S. More >
At last weekend’s NW Mountain Running Championships US Mountain Running Team member Joe Gray (Lakewood, WA) edged out Max King (Bend, OR) for 1st place and $800 in prize money. Before yesterday’s Xterra Trail Running National Championships Max told Joe that this would be a “rematch”. True to his name, the King (Max) reigned supreme beating not only Joe Gray but also Eugene based speedsters Ben Bruce and Ryan Bak. Lisa Goldsmith – team member in 1997 and 2006, finished 5th overall in 1:27:52. Also competing were team staff members Nancy Hobbs and Richard Bolt. Hobbs finished 2nd in the More >