The members of the Boulder Road Runners and the Boulder running community, truly stepped up to volunteer and put on a great event. And as the results show, many competed at the highest levels.
Chris Derrick (Nike/Bowerman Track Club) made it three in a row as national cross country champion.
Local runners impress with Laura Thweatt (BTC) winning the women's open and Dathan Ritzenhein, 3rd in the men's open.
In the junior women's race two CU athletes came in 1st and 2nd, Kaitlyn Benner and Valerie Constien. In the junior mens' race Colorado athlete Paul Miller took 5th, Longmont resident Paul Roberts took 6th and Colorado athlete Ryan Forsyth took 7th.
A 6th or better finish entitles you to race for the USA in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China, March 28th, 2015.
Congratulations and thanks to our esteemed corps of team captains: Lorraine Green (W 60+), Betty Valent (W 70+), Jeff Dumas (M 60+), Tom LeMire (M 70+), Ken Wright (M 80+).
Master Women overall winners were: 1st, Colleen De Reuck, 2nd, Melody Fairchild and 3rd Maureen Wrenn, all well known local athletes.
Master Women 60+ team results:
1st- Revolution Running: Nancy Antos, Lynne Kidder, Cynthia Sahli, Brooke Alt, and Virginia Schultz
2nd- Boulder Road Runners (A): Sandi Wiebe, Paula Vaughan, Connie Harmon and Jean Nistico
3rd- Boulder Road Runners (B): Laurie Rugenstein, Anita Gonzales, Patricia Tolleson and Lorraine Green
Master Women 70+
1st- Boulder Road Runners (A): Libby James, Betty Valent, C Gail Hunter, Judith Smythe and Elisabeth Kandel
Seventy-eight year old Libby James came in 35th overall with an age grading of 91.63%
Master Men 60+
1st- Boulder Road Runners (B): John Victoria, Heath Hubbard, Chuck Smead, Rich Sandoval and Bruce Kirschner
2nd- Boulder Road Runners (A): Doug Bell, Devin Croft, John Roeske, Dave Dooley and Richard Katz
Master Men 70+
1st- Boulder Road Runners (A): Jan Frisby, Thomas LeMire, and Bill Faulkner
3rd- Boulder Road Runners (B) Roger Wittner, Bill Buffum, Henry Kaplan and David Leistikow.
Master Men 80+
1st- Boulder Road Runners (A) Verne Carlson, Mike Fenerty and Donald Hayes
2nd- Boulder Road Runners (B) William Smythe, Kenneth Wright and Charles Howe
For their overall place, view the race results link, above.
There was lots of enthusiastic chatter about going to the Masters 15K Championships in Tulsa, OK on October 31st, as well as Bend, OR. in February, 2016. Take a look at the National Championship Schedule and see if something else catches your imagination.
The awards podium for the master men 60+ teams, with Frank Shorter the awards presenter.
US Cross After Party at Absinthe House
A very well attended event. Here are some selected photos.
In Case You Missed It
Jenny Simpson, at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Saturday, Feb. 7th, won the women’s two mile with a 9:18.35 to set a new American Record.
The Millrose Games are being televised on NBCSN 6PM- 8PM New York time; 4PM - 6PM Colorado time.
"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of early morn, stays the BRR runners from the swift completion of their Sunday Social Run".
The Sunday Social Run meets no matter the conditions.
March 2nd, First Monday, Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct., 5:30 to 7 p.m. This will be the first First Monday at the new facility!
March 9th, Board Meeting
April 6th, First Monday at Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct.
April 12th, Frank Shorter Race for Kids' Health, 1st Bank Center, Broomfield
May 3rd, Happy Half Marathon at the Rez.
May 4th, First Monday at Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct.
May 25th, Bolder Boulder
June 1st, First Monday at Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct.
June 28th,Flatirons 10k, 8am
July 6th, First Monday at Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct.
July 23rd,Thursday, West End 4k,
6 pm Kids 2k
6:30 Corporate Challenge
7:30 Elite Men and Women
August 3rd, First Monday at Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct.
August 12th, Wednesday, Pearl St Mile
7:00 Elite Women
7:15 Elite Men
September 7th, First Monday at Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct.
Sept. 19th, Boulder Backroads Marathon and Half Marathon
October 5th, First Monday at Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct.
November 2nd, First Monday at Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct.
December 7th, First Monday at Avery Brewing, 4901 Nautilus Ct.
At First Mondays we have always enjoyed their very fine beers. Now they have their own chef and restaurant., now. If you haven't been to First Monday in a while consider joining us and trying the new menu.
Note: The training group will continue to meet at the Colorado Athletic Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m.
South Boulder Creek Trail underpass at US 36 will be closed until February!