Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sunrise to Summit - Results

Once again, the good folks at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation pulled off an excellent set of races to the 9000' summit of Mt. Bachelor. Starting in Bend, the Bend to Bachelor duathon featured a road bike leg out Century Drive to Sunrise Lodge followed by a run to the summit. While the cyclists made their way out Century Drive, the Sunrise to Summit running race started at Sunrise Lodge climbing 3 miles and 2500 vertical feet to the top of a cool wind-swept Mt. Bachelor.

The women's race was won by Lisa Nye (Bend, OR) in 39:45 - a time good enough to earn her 4th place overall. Finishing 2nd for women and 6th overall was Katie Caba in 41:22 followed by Jen Sventek in 43:29.

The men's race was won by Richard Bolt (Portland, OR) in 36:47. Richard was followed by Thomas Ferrell (Portland, OR) in 37:45 and Ian Torrance (Ashland, OR) in 39:13. Richard, Thomas and Ian also competed earlier this month in the Mt. Ashland Hillclimb Run; another rare uphill only mountain/trail race in Southern Oregon.

Complete results can be found at:

Race photos can be found at:

147 runners completed the Sunrise to Summit including 9 runners over 60 years old and 7 runners under 12 proving that mountain running can be a approachable challenge for all ages. This was also the 3rd race in the inaugural La Sportiva USATF Oregon Mountain Running Series. The 4th and final race of the series will be the NW Mountain Running Championships held on September 21 at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Richard.
Great reporting on what's going in your new neighborhood. The more attention to mountain racing in the US the better!! Thank you.
What's up with the 3rd person perspective? ;)