This St. Paddy's Day weekend a few Team Colorado members took to the streets for some Irish-style racing and some down under ultra running in the country of New Zealand.
Days after turning 47, Simon Gutierrez showed that age doesn't matter when it comes to running fast. The 5k on St. Patricks Day in Colorado Springs, CO is always a competitive race and attracts some of the state's top runners. Gute placed 8th OA with a quick 15:56 (at 6,000 ft of altitude) and held of 45-year-old Justin Chaston, a 3-time steeplechase Olympian for Great Britain, by one second. Happy Birthday Gute!
|Gute (2132) taking the lead pack photo: www.PikePeakSports.us|
|Gute and Peter post-race with an Irish cow with no utters...weird! photo: Donna Garcia|
And down under, in the country of New Zealand, Team Colorado's Rickey Gates ran what appears to be an ultramarathon relay with his Salomon teammates. The Tarawera UltraMarathon has numerous distances along with team categories. We are not quick sure what team he was on but feel free to attempt to figure that out based on their results page. Things are obviously more confusing in New Zealand!
|Rickey appears pretty happy finishing with his teammates in his ultra running sandals photo: look up|