Buena Vista, Colorado was the stage town for the start of the 8th annual PepsiCo TransRockies Run today. Over 400 athletes from 17 different countries started their Run3 or Run6 journey across the Rockies.
Stage 1 (RUN6 & RUN3): 20.9 miles, 2,550 feet elevation gain
I want to congratulate all the PACE athletes for their finish to stage one! The first day is now in the bag!
It appears that the PACE gals all had solid runs today. I didn't hear personally from all of them so I don't know the details but based on their finish times and considering it was a HOT day out there, I am going to go with a mega-thumbs up for day one!
I did get a chance to correspond with James from Vancouver and although he had a tough day battling the heat out there, his spirits are high and he is ready to toe up again tomorrow. I can't tell you how cool this guy is. He has an awesome outlook on running and racing and I wish him all the best with tomorrow's stage.
Our fellow Canadian friends from Salmon Arm - the Ellis Bro's had a smashing day by the looks of things too, taking 3rd place in a time of 3:20:21. Keep it up guys!
Here is a quick recap of the PACE gals results from today. Full results can be found here.
Sherry Cote - 3:16:08 2nd in the Run 3 Open Women's category. Way to go Sherry!
Carolyn Hawes - 3:53:17 7th in the Run 6 Open Women's category. Nice work Carolyn!
Carri Lawrence - 4:42:45 23rd in the Run 6 Open Women's category. Strong Start Carri!
Terry Downs - 5:14:29 44th in the Run 6 Open Women's category. I know the heat is the worst thing in the world for you Terry. Without even talking to you I know how hard getting through today would have been. Proud. Way to press through and keep moving. xo