On July 4th in Sedro-Woolley, WA several of our teammates competed at the biggest little footrace there ever was – The Great Sedro-Woolley Footrace! The race hosts a 5.17-Mile and a 2-Mile, both of which end over the route of the 4th of July Loggerodeo Parade. The 5.17-Mile runs along the Skagit River. Our team has been competing at this race for many years, and always have a great time. In the 2-Mile race, Derek Thornton was 2nd OA (10:35), Amber Morrison was 1st F (11:33), Alma McMurtry was 2nd F (11:44) and Rachel Cundy was 3rd F (12:21). Full 2-Mile Results HERE! In the 5.17-Mile race, Jonathan Quimby was 2nd to Jordan Welling (27:22), Courtney Olsen was 2nd to Tara Welling (29:26), and Kathryn Merrill was 5th (33:39), bettering her time from the year previous. Full 5.17-Mile Results HERE!
Over the weekend, on Saturday, July 6th, several teammates double-downed to race GBRC’s 51st! Annual Chuckanut Footrace in Bellingham, presented by Fairhaven Runners & Walkers. The point-to-point 7-mile trail race started at Marine Park in Fairhaven and finished at Larrabee State Park, the oldest state park in Washington. Leading the race from the start, Roberto Aguilera Jr. won in 39:04, followed shortly thereafter by Peter Ellis in 2nd in 39:16. Derek Thornton was 5th in 42:17, followed by Courtney Olsen in 6th OA/1st F in 42:55, Alma McMurtry was 3rd in 47:42 and Shelby Traeger 5th in 49:03. Full Results HERE! The team went 14-and-Green by running back to Fairhaven from Larrabee.
COMING THIS WEEKEND – the Lake Whatcom Triathlon!
On Saturday, July 13th, three BDP’rs will embark on the Lake Whatcom Tri, which also offers a sprint course, a youth splash & dash and is the USA Triathlon Washington State Championships for Age Group & High School! Our teammates, David Larpenteur & Leighton Overson will compete in the full Olympic Tri (returning from a 1st & 3rd place finish in 2018), Shelby Traeger will also be competing in the Olympic Tri, and Amber Morrison will be competing in the run leg for Team BNP!
The swim course consists of 1500 meters (1640 yard or 0.9 miles), and will start near the boat docks at Bloedel Donovan Park. Racers will swim parallel to the shore and exit at the sandy beach, where they’ll take off in a 100-meter dash from the swim exit to transition.
The bike course consists of 40 kilometers (24.9 miles) and follows a scenic route along the north side of Lake Whatcom to a turnaround point at the end of North Shore Rd.. On the return, cyclists will turn onto Y Road for a bit of climbing. The transition area will take place back at Bloedel Donovan Park.
The run course consists of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), and follows the Railroad Trail across Alabama St. to a turnaround on Alabama Hill. Racers loop around the forested trails in beautiful Whatcom Falls, passing the waterfalls and includes a challenging dash up a steep flight of stairs. The race will finish back at Bloedel.
Looking forward to cheering for our athletes this weekend! Good luck to all of you racing!