Saturday, May 18 – Over on the eastern side of the North Cascades, on the edge of the Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness, and above the Methow River Valley lies the grand Sun Mountain 50k start line. Sounds like a fairytale; the characters of which include Katelyn, Alex and Shawn. They pranced (haha) along fields of wildflowers (not on, that would be rude), were hugged by the majestic snow-capped peaks of the Cascades, and took in calories along singletrack like modern day gretel and hansels. Craig Fowler of North Vancouver, BC won the race outright, several minutes ahead of 2nd place, finishing in a time of 4:16:19. Finishing her first 50k, Katelyn (who also won the Sunflower Trail 1/2 in Mazama on May 4th), took 1st F/6th OA in 4:54:06! Sean was 21st in 5:18:10, and Alex was 27th in 5:23:15! Full Results HERE!
Saturday, May 18 – At the SoCal Big Bear Beast, Alyson was 30th in an insane elite field, finishing in 3:35:52, with over 5,200 ft in elevation gain in just under 13 miles. The race took place at Big Bear Mountain Resort in So Cal, which meant major vert – taking racers as high as 8,200 ft. Full Results HERE!
Sunday, May 19 – Back in her hometown for a spell, Brittany raced the 41st Annual Rhody Run in Port Townsend, WA (that’s a start year of 1978 people!) and WON! Hometown hero raced the 12k, winning in 47:14, 19s ahead of 2nd place. The course is all things rural, featuring: mountains and woods and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Full Results HERE!