Monday, August 18, 2008

Team just waiting to sign new athlete

Yes, our team is just waiting. A new rockstar-he might be running Western States in 2028...why so long, because we're just waiting for him to be born. My baby is coming any day now and I am stoked to throw on trail runners with him, big FAAAAT skis, road and mountain bikes and maybe a turntable...Well, really, he'll do what he likes, but it would be cool if he picks up trail running in a decade or so!
I figure that once I am back fit, it will be very cool to see him and I both school Gary-lol!!! 20 years from now, I'll be 54, Gary 50, and Myles obviously 20. So yes, it's a boy and his name is Myles.
Just hoping everything goes well in delivery.

Ellie Keeps Rolling!

With this being Ellie's first real trail running year, I figured I'd do a Q3 recap of her races.
First Half 1/2 Marathon Feb 2008 - 1h23m34s - 6th woman

Dirty Duo 50km - 1st woman

Diez Vista 50km April 2008 - 4h59m - 1st woman

Boston Marathon - April 2008 -3h07m20s - 122nd woman!

Vancouver Marathon May 2008 - 2h55m28s - 3rd woman (1st 'Canadian'!)

Scorched Sole 50km June 2008 - 4h39m - 1st woman, 2nd overall

Iron Knee 25km - 1h54m52s - 1st woman

Longest day 5km road race -18m03s - 4th woman

Peak Challege 12km -1h26m53s - 6th woman (out of 8 in the elite division!)

Stormy 50 miler -8h 19m - 1st woman (2nd overall)

Next for Ellie is Victoria Marathon. I'm sure she'll kill it!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Team Rocks Stormy!!

Not sure where to start. So Ladies first (Sorry Gary!)
Ellie Greenwood and Cheryl Beatty raced the Stormy 50 miler Canadian Trail Championships on Saturday. Both finished 1-2 and second and third overall!! Cheryl Beatty is the new holder of the Canadian 50 Mile Womens Trail Title. Talking to Cheryl after, she said "never running over 50 km again"....but that's what she said in May after Miwok 100, so...SO Cheryl is holder of the Canadian 50 mile and Canadian Snowshoe championship!

Ellie, has been fighting injury, and pulled off another win!!! She is pretty unstoppable on the trails this year!

Next, Stormy 100 Miler, the field was not large, but I'd say it would not matter. Gary Robbins, in my assessment, is probably the fastest male trail ultra runner right now in BC for sure...and I'd say nationwide but I don't want to start a rivalry. This was Gary's first 100 miler, on what would be considered a fast 100 mile course. But, it's 100 miles and to run 17:39 is not fast, it's smokin' fast! Gary fought through the usual 100 mile demons and cruised for 1st overall.

Not sure what is next for the team, Aaron still battling injury, I'm just starting to feel good again-but-Ryne Melcher is off to Leadville for the Leadville 100-Good Luck!!!