Monday, July 30, 2012

Meet the Team: Tommy Manning

Name: Tommy Manning

Age: 36

Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Current residence: Colorado Springs

Sponsors: Colorado Running Company, inov-8, PowerBar

Personal Bests: 1:09:57 half, 2:26:57 marathon, 2:15:43 Pikes Peak Ascent

Notable Achievements: 7th, 6th, 2nd & 6th at the Mount Washington Road Race (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012); 5th at Cranmore Hill Climb (US championships) 2011; qualified for the US mountain running team three times; 2nd at Pikes Peak Ascent (2009, 2011).

Goals for 2012: Make the US mountain running team

Favorite trails: Trail 666, everything around Cheyenne Canon

Favorite workout: I like doing uphill intervals, things like: 10 x 3:00 uphill

Favorite races: I enjoy really challenging courses where you will probably get wet and muddy, maybe 
bloody, maybe get lost, etc. Bridger Ridge Run (Bozeman, MT), Cranmore Hill Climb (N. Conway, NH), John Colter Run (Bozeman, MT), and Willard Brook Ramble (Ashby, MA) to name a few.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Team Colorado's Tommy Manning Represents the US

Representing Team USA, Tommy Manning placed 8th in the team competition at the North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships held at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, Canada on July 21, 2012. 

USA's Joe Gray took home gold for his fourth consecutive NACAC title, while the US women garnered a team gold with Brandy Erholtz capturing the gold medal as an individual.

Write up here.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Nichols does Spain, Gute and Randall do Vail and Manning stays local in Colorado Springs

Team member Alex Nichols travelled half way across the world to Villaver, Spain--in the Ribargorza region of Spain's Central Pyrenees--to run the 2012 Skyrunning World Championships Trail Marathon on July 8. He placed 8th OA in 4:41:41 after taking a few falls on the grassy, rocky and mountainous course, "complete with 9 falls and a few near death stumbles", as he stated.

Video of the Skyrunning World Championships.

In local racing, Simon Gutierrez made the podium at the 7.2 mile Vail Hill Climb placing 3rd OA in 53:42. Glenn Randall placed 32nd in 1:02:49 after struggling with a injury.

Tommy Manning competed in the Summer Roundup Trail Run 12k in Colorado Springs, the second leg of the Triple Crown of Running, where he placed 25th in 53:17 as he is preparing for the World Mountain Running Championships to be held in Ponte di Legno, Italy.