Saturday September 30, 2017 – In the first of their series, Team Red Lizard hosted the Stumptown XC 5k at Portland Meadows in Portland, OR. Rachel is currently in PT school in Oregon, and repped us over there, coming away with a top 14 finish. Results can be viewed HERE!
Saturday was also host to the Baker Lake Classic 25k, which “…occurs in a beautiful serene fall setting. Stands of giant old growth trees draped in lichen and covered in moss are some of the highlights…from north to south, the trail contours the eastern shoreline of Baker Lake, offering glimpses of Mt. Baker.” Shawn was 2nd Overall, with a time of 2:01:03 behind Tyler Mitchell of Bothell, who finished 1st in 1:49:57. Nikki took 2nd F/8th Overall in 2:16:58 behind friend, Lauren Breihof, who was 1st F in 2:12:00. Results HERE.
Rounding out an eventful Saturday, Scarlett and Alex competed separately at the Island Quest AR, where athletes have to find the best route through the course which takes place along the rugged coastline and granite-capped mountains of the San Juans. The 12-hour event is part of the Cascadia Race Series and involves trekking, mountain biking and sea kayaking. Paired up with Mitchell Harter and Aaron Rinn, Scarlett and the two beasts made up Quest AR Right Behind You, and took 4th. Alex and his teammates Kevin “Navigator” Terpstra and Tommy Lingbloom of Team Tall competed against them and 17 other teams in the 12 HR category, placing 3rd. A 3 HR category also exists. Full results HERE. *If you want to check out a great race recap about her previous experience at the Bend 30 HR, check out Scarlett’s write up via Quest Adventure Races HERE!