Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Trail Creek 12k in Sun Valley - Winners and Photos


Update (Nov 2, 2010): Full results now up.

It was a great morning at the Trail Creek 12k in Sun Valley, Idaho, an inaugural trail run put on by speedy La Sportiva mountain runner and friend, Brad Mitchell (sunvalleyrunning.com).  As one would expect from a Mitchell affair, it was a brutal, fun, and well-engineered race that featured at least one Olympian and a number of hopefuls.   Though shunned by some, costumes were the order of the day, with among others, Elvis, Bacon & Eggs, two Wonder Women (Wonders Woman?), Medusa, Shock Therapy, and Tarzan (yours truly) toeing the line.

The 12k course runs through the Proctor Mountain and Aspen Loops near the resort of Sun Valley and sports about 1700 feet of elevation gain.

Early Results (times approx.)
1st Male - Mike Sinnott (53:30)
1st Female - Morgan Arritola (1:00)

Wonder Woman at briefing
Medusa and tween soccer player post warm up
Elvis and Tarzan (yours truly), on a cold day in the jungle
Pipi Longstocking
Beginning the climb up Proctor
View of Baldy on final descent
Medusa taking second, having turned others to stone

3 comments:

julie said...

Great photos Hank! Thanks. And I am glad you didn't hit a tree while swinging!

Tizz said...

Way to go, Tarzan! But where the heck was Borat this morning?

Hank Dart said...

It was dangerous enough and cold enough as Tarzan, I can't imagine donning the Borat Speedo. Great fun yesterday.