Lori's Corner

TransRockies Camp-Living: In Case You Were Wondering....

In case you have been intrigued by the idea of participating in the GORE-TEX TransRockies Run, but are wondering about the basics of camp life, let me enlighten you.   My expectations going in were far more rustic than reality;  the well-planned infrastructure is geared toward making sure that you never feel like you are truly roughing it. 

TransRockies takes hygiene seriously.

Reflections From The Side Lines

So the 2011 Gore-Tex TransRockies is over.

FlagStaffers Take 2011 Gore-Tex TransRockies Title

Smith and Wolfe Take Five

Jason Wolfe and Mike Smith (Team Run Flagstaff) (pictured here) took control of the 2011 GoreTex TransRockies Run with a dominant performance in the penultimate stage of the race from Red Cliff to Vail today.

Elite Racer Interview: Jason Wolfe

Team EverymanTri caught up with Flagstaff's Jason Wolfe for an exclusive chat at The GORE-TEX TransRockies Run. Jason and his teammate, fellow Flagstaffer Mike Smith, are contenders to win the very competitive Open Men's category of the six-stage, 120 mile race.

High Noon In Redcliff

The pendulum kept swinging in stage 4 of the GoreTex TransRockies Run in Red Cliff today. The 14 mile stage, which included a 27 degree climb of four miles, was again a duel between the leaders Max King and Ryan Bak and chasers Jason Wolfe and Mike Smith.

King and Bak Take Charge On Stage 3

It took three stages, but finally the 'king' of the GoreTex TransRockies Run came good. Max King and Ryan Bak (Team Bend) blasted through the 24 mile stage from Leadville to Camp Hale in 2h47m and in so doing moved into the overall lead of the GC.

Stage Two Recap: the Wounded Warrior

Today's crossing of the Continental Divide was magnificent. The elevation map of the route was fairly straightforward, looking much like the bell curve. Based on dinnertime and pre-start conversations, I was not the only only one intimidated by the climb/descent of Stage Two; even Max King, who was not pleased about his second place finish yesterday, was concerned about his ability to retake first on this particular stage.

Stage One Recap - What Really Went Down

My friends know two things about me: 1) I have zero natural navigational skills, and 2) I am about as klutzy as they come. And while I didn't get us lost on yesterday's course, I did manage to catch a toe on some (real or imagined) obstacle, and eat some sand. I emerged from the tumble unscathed (plenty of practice) but Paul, who was directly behind me, leapt to the side to avoid stepping on me, and rolled an already weakened ankle. I was on the ground congratulating myself for not trashing my legs when I heard the painful groan (followed by #bleeeeep#) behind me.

Lightfoot Leads Over Hope Pass

Team Salomon runners Ricky Lightfoot and Tom Owens won the second stage of the 2011 GoreTex TransRockies Run from Victorville to Twin Lakes today in 1h52m.

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