Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Reservoirs and Trails

This past weekend a few Team Colorado members took to the reservoirs and trails.

The newest team member, Neil McDonagh, aka Big McD, took on some of the top Coloradan road runners in his first official race as a member of TC, placing 3rd OA in 26:03 at USATF CO State 5 Mile Championships run at the Boulder Reservoir. This race was part of the Boulder Spring Half Marathon and 10 Mile. 5k on St. Patrick's Day winner, Scott Dahlberg, placed 2nd in 25:24 and, aptly named, Andy Wacker took the win in 25:02. 

With this time, McDonagh has established a new Team Colorado 5 mile record. Nice start to your tenure, Neil!

A slimming photo of Big McD               photo: PikesPeakSports.us

5 Mile Results

Simon "Gute" Gutierrez and Tommy "One Man Wolf Pack" Manning took on the trails on Cheyenne Mountain State Park for the XTERRA Cheyenne Mountain State Park trail races.

Gute showed everyone a clean pair of Hokas on his way to winning the 5k in 24:12, while constantly thinking he was lost and off course along the ill-marked, nay, unmarked, 5K course which really turned out to be 3.6 miles. Advise to XTERRA: get a measuring wheel or at least a GPS! Eyeballing it doesn't work!

With his time, Gute has now established the slowest 5K time in the Team Colorado annals. Hey, a record is a record! You can't blame him, he is the older member of the team.

Gute leading the youngins                                          photo: PikesPeakSports.us
Manning, after battling a cold and illness for several months, has emerged from his cave to get back onto the running scene. He placed 5th OA in the 24K in 1:37:25. 

There is only one man that travels in his wolf pack!

Manning establishing his one man wolf pack                             photo: PikesPeakSports.us
5K Results (actually, 3.6 miles)

24K Results (why not 25K?)

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