Friday, June 22, 2012

Meet the Team: Glenn Randall

Name:  Glenn Randall

Age:  25

Hometown:  Collbran, CO

Current residence:  Mesa, CO

Sponsors:  PowerBar, New Balance

Personal Bests:  10km - 30:00.40
Marathon - 2:20:40
Almost all the rest of my PR's are en route to one of those.

Notable Achievements:  Dartmouth College Class of 2009 (physics)
2007 NCAA Skiing Team Champion
2008 NCAA Nordic Skiing 10km Freestyle (skating) Individual Champion
2010 Mount Evans Ascent Champion
2010 Vail Hill Climb Champion
2010 Pikes Peak Ascent Champion
2012 Black Canyon Ascent Champion/Record Holder
2012 US Mountain Running Team Qualifier/Team National Champions (Team Colorado)

Goals for 2012:  Learn to push myself to new levels of pain on any given day and any given race.

Favorite trails:  A network of trails and 4wd roads on the Grand Mesa. If you're going to run them, bring a map. Seriously, everything looks about the same up there and it's pretty easy to get turned around.

Favorite workout:  A hill workout that also happens to be my least favorite workout.

Favorite races:  Sierre-Zinal
Pikes Peak Ascent


Monday, June 18, 2012

Team Colorado crowned National Champions, Randall and Manning qualify for US Mountain Running Team

       Glenn Randall takes the early lead 300 meters into the the 2012 Mt. Washington Road Race

Team Colorado lined up at the 52nd running of the Mt. Washington Road Race, which also served as the 2012 U.S. Mountain Running Championships, on a warm New Hampshire Saturday, June 16th. By the end of it, all seven of the team were in the top 17th and two qualified for the U.S. Mountain Running Team, which will represent the US at the World Championships in Ponte di Legno, Italy on September 2, 2012.

Randall (L) and Eric Blake (R) suffer on the last section of 22% grade

In the most competitive field ever assembled at Mt. Washington, team members Glenn Randall of Mesa, CO and Tommy Manning of Colorado Springs, CO placed 4th (1:00:58) and 6th (1:01:52), respectively, in the unforgiving 7.6 miles race to qualify for the US Team. The previous number of runners to break 1:05 at Mt. Washington were 8. This year, 14 men dipped under that time.

 Manning finishing up "The Wall"

Gute (L) and Nichols (R) grinding their way to the finish

Simon Gutierrez (Colorado Springs, CO) battled it out in the end with 2011 World Mountain Running Champion, Max King, for a 9th place finish (1:02:24), followed closely by Alex Nichols (Colorado Springs, CO) in 10th (1:02:41). 2-time Mt. Washington champ Rickey Gates (Woody Creek, CO) placed 14th (1:04:33), with John Tribbia (Boulder, CO) and Peter Maksimow (Manitou Springs, CO) rounding out the team in 16th (1:05:14) and 17th (1:05:21).

Gates rocking the 'stash and long hair

Tribbia and Maksimow (R) round out the team

The top 5 times were added and Team Colorado posted 5 hrs. 12 min. 28 sec., besting the 2005 Central Mass Striders record by 5 min. 31 sec., to set the new race record and become the 2012 USATF National Team Champions.

    Team Colorado: 2012 US Mountain Running Team Champions (minus Alex Nichols)

Results at
Running Times write up here

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Team Colorado has big plans for the Mt. Washington Road Race

With Mt. Washington just a few days away, Team Colorado has their eyes set on a team record. has the write up.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Garden of the Gods 10 Mile

Manning just past the 4 mile point

Peter Maksimow and Tommy Manning ran the very competitive Garden of the Gods 10 Mile in extremely windy conditions to place 13th and 15th in 59:04 and 1:01:19, respectively.

Maksimow's beard slowed him down in the high winds

Results on

Monday, June 4, 2012

Team Colorado at the Teva Mountain Games

This past weekend at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail Colorado, the newest member of Team Colorado, Glenn Randall, lead from start to finish in his typical running style to win the very competitive 2012 Vail Pass Half Marathon (13.7 miles) in 1:23:23. Peter Maksimow placed 7th in 1:32:12.

On Sunday, Alex Nichols made his racing return at the Teva Mountain Games after spending many weeks on a treadmill due to injury. Alex was in 4th position in the 10k Spring Runoff (actually, it was 7.5 miles) when he followed another runner off course. It was a good race if you don't count the fact that he didn't cross the finish line. Maksimow came back to race again on Sunday finishing 5th OA in 55:58.

                      Randall atop the podium for the Vail Pass Half Marathon

Ricks Wins Dirty Thirty 50k in Course Record Time

Team Colorado's Justin Ricks ran the Golden Gate Dirty Thirty 50k in 4:47.14 to best the course record set by Joe Grant in 2011 by nearly three minutes.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Maksimow 18th at Bolder Boulder 10K

Team Colorado's Peter Maksimow set out on the streets of the Boulder to run one of the country's classic road races. 50,000+ people, bacon and beer aid stations, marshmallow pelting, bands, belly & pole dancing and slip n' slides...what more could you ask for out of a race.

This race is the most organized race ever put on. Staggering 50,000+ people over 60 waves that start approximately every minute is no easy task...and it went off without a flaw. Maksimow placed 18th overall in a time of 33:07.