Thursday, August 13, 2009

Haulin' Aspen Trail Races

Well, we've certainly found out what you all love to comment about! Running with alcohol or winning Western States: Both worthy topics indeed!!! For now, we're going to return to our more typical content.

Aaron Brian on his way to a 16th place finish in the half.

Last weekend several Rogue Valley runners traveled to central Oregon to partake in some trail racing. The Haulin' Aspen Half-Marathon and Marathon sends runners across some great single track trails and dirt roads not far from Bend's city central.

The half marathon was part of the La Sportiva Mountain Cup thus increasing the amount of participants and competition. More than 410 runners finished the half. The challenging (in distance, terrain and elevation gain) marathon had 117 finishers.

Maria Clementi bounces her way to a 1:48:47 finishing time in the half.

Jen Miller-Brian "walks" a 2:23:36 in the half.

Ian Torrence (leading, from Ashland) and JC Callans (Eagle Point) worked together for much of the marathon. JC finished third in 3:08:24. Ian followed in fourth in 3:10:43.

Jennifer Callans, from Eagle Point, finished the marathon in 4:19:41.

Full results for both races can be found here.


Rennaker said...

Great work Ashlanders! Way to represent. And Eagle Pointers!

Annie said...

Hey Guys,
You do a great job on this blog. The writing is so well done. Thanks for keeping it up.

20 minutes til I run.