Sunday, July 5, 2009

Corbett Hillclimb - The mountain race the wasn't......

The 3rd race in the La Sportiva / USATF Oregon Mountain Running Series was canceled because the County canceled their permits less than a week before the race. The Almost Vertical Corbett Hillclimb was to go down and back up Corbett Hill Road - a 1.5 mile paved road with 600' of vertical. Here is what race director Harry Simonis had to say:

"Multnomah County has decided to not issue the final permit to hold the 'UP-Down' race on Corbett Hill this saturday. ODOT also made us change the course for the 10k run. We cannot use the Vista house observatory loop road. Monday Doug and I got the new course laid and spent most of the afternoon trying to convince people to issue the final permits to no avail. The new 10k course has a long drawn out hill that will be quite challenging to runners."

The 10k race started at 8:15 AM on July 4 from Corbett High School with a small field of mostly local runners. The race results will be posted at: http://www.usatf-oregon.org/

Race photos can be found at: http://picasaweb.google.com/RichardABolt/Corbett10kRoadRace#

The next race in the La Sportiva / USATF Oregon Mountain Running Series will be the Mt. Ashland Hillclimb on August 1st. Sign-up soon because the race is limited to 250 runners and already 150 have registered.

2 comments:

RICHARD BOLT said...

Here are the results:
Place Name Time
1 Kim Fox 46:24.7
2 David Miller 47:38.7
3 Collin Olcott 47:39.7
4 Tom Franklin 50:01.8
5 Ryan Johannesson 51:13.7
6 Mike Moen 51:28.8
7 Molly Bainter 51:50.1
8 Samantha Welday 54:21.4
9 Maureen Childs 54:21.6
10 Michelle Lanter 54:35.2
11 Kim Smith 57:43.3
12 Jessica Helfrich 58:05.0
13 Jo Mellon 58:32.9
14 Sturart Childs 58:34.2
15 Margo Arn 59:08.8
16 Lisa Madzelan 1.00:20.8
17 Gabrielle VanKee 1.02:20.8
18 Jim Kunz 1.15:05.2

Rogue Valley Runners said...

Richard,

Perhaps they canceled because they heard that Ashland wasn't able to attend the event? Kidding! Hope all is well with your healing! Hope your Fourth was a good one!

See you on the trails soon!
Ian