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Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 11:36 AM
Subject: Incline Club V5 TH21 PARTY!!!
Hi again ICers!
Oh boy this is a long one!!!! Have fun:-)
Here is the first batch of things done right, things done wrong stories for the PPA/M. There is/was a lot of confusion as to some of the Ascent times. At this point I am copying from the latest results (which are still unofficial). After the PPA/M reports there is an Leadville section where the ICers were also cleaning up:-) The Incline Club party info is also reposted at the bottom of this mail because I got a lot of reports of a global email problem on Monday. There is also some regular IC stuff down there somewhere including a Dr. Rocket!
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Neal T reports:
I ran the Leadville Trail 100 last weekend.
As for my race:
I started > I ran > I finished.
The amazing thing to me is the help a runner receives from other people. The runner has the easy job. There are many more people, including other runners, who will do almost anything to make sure the runner finishes.
For me and the crew, this year was marked by equipment failures. Our crew van, a.k.a. the breakfast van, broke down completely at Winfield (50 miles); could not have been further away. My flashlights burned out or broke FOUR times during the run. Thanks to the hard work of the crew and the help of many others, these things had no effect on my run. These wonderful people did an awesome job!
Teresa Taylor crew, pacer, driver, chief mechanic, race chef, coordinator, wife........etc. Got the jobs done!
David Steffes crew, pacer, son. Great help, great pacer.
John & Jeanne Mills He is an ICr, She is the other one that was cooking pancakes at the van feed earlier this year. Pacer, camp chef, beer, bed. They picked up the pieces of our stranded crew and let us camp with them at LV. Great pacer!
Steve & Suzanne McDermett He is an ICr, and a good fast pacer at the end when I needed it. They also gave great support, camp chef, more beer. Always there for anything we need.
Fred & Liz Creamer Maybe unknown to the IC, but these two are professional pacers. They have paced many people at both Leadville and Hardrock. Although they were not pacing me (they were pacing the ultra-world famous Monica Scholtz), they provided much needed transport when the van broke down.
Barbara & Miles Frie (last name not sure ???) These two are from Florida and are ICrs through the e-mail and web site. They knew more about the club than I did. She was running, he was pacing. They were there for David and I when both of our flashlights went out. They did not mind at all helping us out and letting us tag along using their light until we could get to our crew. That is the spirit of ultra-running at its best!
Unknown helpers and van pushers Would you believe a RUNNER stopped to help push the van off the road! After running 50 miles!!! Amazing!!!
This is only a small portion of what these fine people did to help ME finish. It touches me greatly.
THANK YOU! Neal
Cereta G reports:
Paul DeWitt 19:52:32 !!!!!:-)
Keith Grimes 22:08:05 !!!!!:-)
Neal Taylor 24:51:09
David Wick 28:12:04
I couldnt find Carolyn, Kim or Rick in the Finishing results.
Forwarded to me for the Leadville site I would guess. NOTE that Carol S lead the race at one point!?
August 19, 2001: Leadville, CO
The 2001 Leadville Trail 100 was a fantastic race and test of endurance once again this year! This was the 19th running of the Race Across the Sky. 166 runners finished the race this year out of 392 starters (a 42% finishing rate). Weather conditions were excellent this year with clear blue Rocky Mountain skies. Only a small rain shower with a bit of hail fell on Hope and near Twin Lakes. Yet given the perfect running conditions only 42% managed to complete the race.
Overall 2001 Leadville Trail 100 and mens champion was Steve Peterson of Boulder, CO with an outstanding time of 17:40:53!!! Steve now becomes the only person to have won 5 Leadville Trail 100s! And what a battle for the championship it was with Chad Ricklefs, Hal Koerner, Joe Kulak, Paul Dewitt and Peter Bakwin providing the high drama by pushing Steve to his all-time best performance. Steve had wrestled control of the lead with only 5 miles remaining in the race! 2nd place went to Hal Koerner of Parker, CO with an excellent time of 18:35:32 (good enough to win in years past). Third place was captured by Joe Kulak with a break-through time of 19:12:41.
The womens 2001 Leadville Trail 100 race turned out to be just as exciting as the mens. A succession of fast runners challenged for the lead from the very start. At first the 30 year old runners dominated the race into Twin Lakes (Amanda McIntosh, Emily Loman and Rebecca Johnson). Upon the second arrival back at Twin Lakes the race had changed even more with the 40 year old runners now taking control, led by Carol Sauceda at this point. But as dusk fell the lead would change time and again in this battle for the coveted Leadville ore cart trophy. At the 70 mile aid station (Half Moon) there was a new leader Janet Runyan held a slim 2 minute margin over Jill Case. The relentless attacks by the trailing runners was to no avail as the 1st place woman in the 2001 Leadville Trail 100 was Janet Runyan from Boulder, CO, placing 10th overall with a stellar time of 21:47:44. Second place woman was Jill Case (22:10:16 and 12th place overall) and third place went to last years LT100 champion Amanda McIntosh with a time of 22:33:53.
Four very special grandisimo 1,000 mile gold and silver buckles (10 Leadville Trail 100 mile finishes!) were awarded this year to Theresa Daus-Weber, Daniel Munoz and Wendell Robison. These three runners join the very elite group of runners who have finished at least 10 Leadville Trail 100 mile races. Congratulations!!!
Congratulations to all of the finishers and competitors in the 2001 Leadville Trail 100!
Results at www.leadvilletrail100.com/2001runr.html
REGULAR CLUB MAIL:
Cindy O writes:
Matt, Please forward to the club. Congratulations on an excellent PEAK weekend to all who challenged the mountain. But as you know this year I couldnt even watch. My thoughts were with everyone on Saturday and Sunday. I was very happy to find out that the out-of-key Twinkle Twinkle song was sung(?) by the Incliners outside our house. I thought it may have been the Summit House Ministry kids till Yvonne and Larry said otherwise. Thanks! I look forward to some runs with the Club next year. The e-mail support I have gotten really has lifted my spirits. And I will be BACK (pun intended):) Cindy O
Steve G writes:
Since were mentioning helmets, the Air Force Academy is cracking down on bicyclists wearing helmets while on Academy grounds.
This includes the portion of the Santa Fe trail that goes through the Academy.
If you are stopped while not wearing a helmet, they (Academy Police) WILL make you get off your bike and walk until you are off the grounds or back at your vehicle, whichever comes first.
Paul S writes:
You should also mention that another IC runner, Scott Lincoln, had a near-death experience in June riding his mountain bike. His injuries, mainly nerve and muscular damage to his hip area, curtailed his summer season. Importantly, Scott was wearing a helmet which cracked in half due to the impact.
(Paul S adds: Addendum: Scott Lincolns current status. Actually, worse than I thought. A fractured vertebrae; L4. The result is a mal-aligned pelvis, hip pain, sciatica, and back spasms.)
Joe C writes:
We are having adult day hikes next week, August 22, 23, 24 from 8:30 to 4:00 if anyone is interested. They will be different each day and are $20.00 per day. You can sign up for one, two or all three days. The hikes are ranger led and will be in the neighborhood of 10 to 12 miles each day. Leave a message and someone will call you back. Depending on the turn out we may do hikes on Wed., Thurs., Fri., each week throughout the Fall and Winter. Thanks!! Joe Cowell
Fred W writes:
A few of us less than elite I/Cers were talking about some training in the Autumn down time. If you are sending out one more e-mail, would you add a note to the effect that we will do Sunday relaxed EASY runs, of a couple of hours, starting September 2nd. Soda Springs at nine oclock. We could do a Thursday w/o too, brisk but not flat out hard. That can be discussed on 09/02, a safe site will be needed.
The intent, from my perspective, is to have down time, but not to be so out of shape come November that it takes two months to catch a breath! Like this year!
Input as to the idea is welcome, as always.
And now Incline Club boys and girls and every thing, it is once again time to bring this season to a close. Its time to put this baby to bed. Yes, after 9 or so months of hard labor, we finally gave birth, and for some of you, it was a BIG one. And I understand that a few even had twins!
Congratulations to all of the IC members, both new and used, who completed their season race goals this past weekend. And if you didnt, well suck it up Milk Puff. Dont be disappointed if you didnt quite achieve the goals you had set forth when there was still ice on the trails dust on the old rocket parts. It is sometimes easy to feel, when searching the goose that lays the golden eggs, that we end up instead with a lemming from some used pet store. Do not despair. Any time you push the bar higher, you end up reaching higher, even if you dont quite get over. Well get over it! Show up next season for more fun and food related games, not to mention the running and racing camaraderie. Heck, it took NASA 4 or 5 tries before they finally landed a successful unmanned Surveyor probe on the moon. Actually, they were trying to crash into Mars, but thats not the point. The point is, youve got too much time on your hands, you are obsessive compulsive, and have a high threshold for pain. Youll be here next November. In the mean time, relax, enjoy the down time, and lets not forget the fun and food games at the year end IC party on Thursday...
Well, I guess thats it for the season. Oh, well, OK. One more for the trail...
Dear Dr. Rocket,
I ran in and completed both the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon this year. The fact is, I paid $50 bucks for the privilege of running up and down the mountain a couple of times before realizing I could have ridden up in the Cog Rail for $25. In any case, I do have two very nice shirts to show for my effort. The problem is, one is for the Ascent, and one is for the Marathon. To get one that shows I did both, I have to shuck out another $18. Any ideas?
Dear Troubled Doubler,
Congratulations on your achievement. You are sick. You are almost as sick as those lunatic runners that attempt to prolong the sensation of nirvanic agony of the feet by running Leadville every year. Next time you feel the urge to try something like that, try filling the bathtub with cold water, dump 6 or 7 ten pound bags of ice into the tub, and stick your head into the ice water for 15 or 20 minute until the thought goes away. If the thought doesnt go away, go ahead and run the double anyway since you are already brain dead, and thus, no further damage will be done. At least none that you will be able to think about.
As far as your shirt dilemma goes, I would be happy to refer you to a special specialist, assuming he is covered by your HMO. Dr. von Frankenzehrer has special procedure, available to qualified doublers, using the latest technology in Lasik shirt surgery. For a mere $17.95, he will be happy to take your Ascent and Marathon shirts and transform them into Doubler shirts. This new procedure involves surgically slicing each shirt in half with a high powered 1.5 BigaWatt laser, and re-attaching an Ascent half to a Marathon half (CAUTION: a half marathon shirt can be substituted, but could result in the shirt being shorted), via an specially manufactured rag-weed fabric interface bandage. The result is 2 Doubler shirts for the price of 3. So double your pleasure, double your fun, theyll take a stitching and keep on itching.
Take care and happy trails. Oh, and forget those words of wisdom passed on to me by my friend, the Thesaurus Offender Probation Officer: Its not the size of the word that matters, but how well you use it.
p.s. Good luck also to those doing Imogene Pass or the Discovery Trail
Barr Trail Mountain Race
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At this point the party notice from Great job ICers!!!! was reposted.
Go out hard, when it hurts speed up...
p.s. Good luck also to those doing Imogene Pass or the Discovery Trail Marathon.
Barr Trail Mountain Race
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