Trail Race Season heating up!

February 15 2008, 7:18 pm

Three cool trail races this weekend! The “I’m a little bit haggered” Hagg Lake 50k, TheMt. Cheaha 50kto the summit of Mt. Cheaha, and the Cross Timbers 50mi, in Texas.

Mt Cheaha looks to be the most competitive with Tom Possert, DeWayne Satterfield, Dink Taylor and Jamie Dial. I’m taking Taylor by 5 over Satterfield, Possert and Dial not far behind. I’ll have results for all 3 races as soon as I recieve them! The killer sale at only lastsuntil the 29th! Check out the killer deals, only the best Outdoor Gear! Semi-Annual Sale

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RED HOT 50K was as expected…RED HOT!

Moab’s Red Hot 50k was hotter than the summer desert sun as Skaggs and Krupicka made it look easy…once again. 4:03 was the winning time, 22 minutes faster than my old record of 4:25. Conditions were perfect as usual in the mid 40s. I ended up 7th with the same time as last year. A few fast boys from Colorado and CU stuck with a torrid pace early and gave Tony and Kyle a run for it..but without luck!

The womens race was equally exciting as Susanna Beck ripped across the slickrock in a dual with Anita Ortiz of La Sportiva. Susanna ran away the last 4 miles edging out Anita running a super fast 4:28. Ian Torrence caught me at 29 miles and encouraged me not to get “chicked”… gotta like encouragement from a great friend and competitor. Ian did drop me too, but I drank more beers at the end! -Speedgoat Karl