Fragrance Lake 1/2, Fall City 10k, Sound 2 Narrows 12k & the Portland Track Festival’s SEA v. PDX v. BC 3k Challenge

Photo By: Tad Davis

Saturday June 9 – Due to the tragic plane crash that happened on Chuckanut Mountain on Monday, February 12th, Bellingham Trail Running Series’ Fragrance Lake Trail 1/2 (and 10k, 50k) were rescheduled for Saturday, June 9th. The course remained the same, traversing the “scenic and super technical Ridge Trail with views of the Cascade Mountains.” With 3,300 ft. of vert and almost entirely single track trails, the race is a hometown favorite of BDP’s. Our dear Maria Dalzot not only took 1st F, but was 1st OA in 2:01:00 (in the middle of training for the Marathon du Mont Blanc), and Nikki Buurma was 4th F/7th OA in 2:22:08, just shy of a PR. Beautiful race photographs as always were shot by Tad Davis. You can check out Maria’s Race Report HERE! And results HERE!

Photo By: Tad Davis

The same day held many races in the Seattle-Tacoma hood, one being the Fall City Days 10k, where teammate, Amber Morrison competed, taking 1st and earning a new PR in the process in 36:26. Proceeds from the race benefit local schools,; over $48,000 was donated to Snoqualmie Valley Schools and to local youth groups from 2013-17! 10k Results HERE!We wanted to give a shout out to Amber’s mother, LaDonna, who has been working tirelessly in her attempt at a BQ, and we’re proud and ecstatic to announce that she did it at The Light at the End of the Tunnel Marathon on Sunday, June 10th! The Tunnel Marathon races offer one of the fastest courses in the country. “This point to point course delivers excellent times thanks to the consistent downhill grade and low starting elevation…” You run through a “dark tunnel lit by your best running mates, gawk at the mountains and waterfalls, take in the sweet Washington air and let your legs go.” Congrats Mama! So excited for you! Saturday was also host to Sound to Narrows, the South Sound’s kick-off to summer, and the state’s oldest 12k. Teammate, Hazel Clapp, along with her husband competed at the race, and both PR’d! Hazel was 5th F/38th OA and 1st in her Age Group in 49:16! FULL RESULTS!
Sunday June 10 – Concluding a weekend of Female Power, Courtney Olsen raced the SEA v. PDX v. BC 3k at the Portland Track Festival on Sunday. Almost 2 weeks out from Ski to Sea, she wasn’t entirely sharp, but did PR off her WWU 3k Indoor time. Unfortunately Team SEA did not take the win, losing to PDX, losing out on the prize $ and more importantly, a giant axe. Until next time PDX…until next time.

Congrats to all of you who raced over the weekend, who earned BQ’s, who tried new things, who endured racing in the middle of hard training and on! We’re proud of all of you!

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