Sunday, May 9, 2010

2010 Larison Rock Hillclimb - Results

The second annual Larison Rock Hillclimb was held yesterday in conjunction with the Salmon River Run / Walk - a long time community event in Oakridge, OR. The field was small but several elite trail runners came from all corners of the state to see who would take the $150 award for first (woman and man). USATF-Oregon put up $100 and race director Alan Abbs put up another $50 courtesy of Sunsweet Growers. Series title sponsor La Sportiva also provided support including free trail running shoes. Race participant and Peterson Ridge Rumble race director Sean Meissner put his money where his mouth is by offer cash for anyone who broke 40 minutes.

The race started at Green Waters Park just off Rt 58 East of downtown Oakridge. After crossing the Willamette River on a foot bridge, the course proceeded along a half mile of flat single-track and half mile of dirt road before hitting the Larison Rock Trail. The Larison Rock Trail is 3.5 miles of continuous single-track climb up 2200 vertical feet to the tree topped summit of Larison Rock.

The race was won by Erik Skaggs and Jenn Shelton for the second year in a row. Both took home $150 in cash prizes and now lead the La Sportiva / USATF-Oregon Mountain Running Series.

Complete Race Results:
1 - Erik Skaggs - 27 (Ashland, OR) - 42:36 (USATF)
2 - Adam Booth - 27 (Eugene, OR) - 42:51
3 - Richard Bolt - 39 (Portland, OR) - 47:23 (USATF)
4 - Sean Meissner - 36 (Sisters, OR) - 48:34 (USATF)
5 - Jenn Shelton - 26 (Ashland, OR) - 52:07 (USATF)
6 - James Shanahan - 36 (Welches, OR) - 1:01:34 (USATF)
7 - Kristin Zosel - 35 (Eugene, OR) - 1:02:40 (USATF)
8 - Mario Tigli - 52 - 1:03:36
9 - Robert Yerex - 50 (Sandy, OR) - 1:05:50 (USATF)
10 - Sheron Rogers - 48 - 1:09:29
11 - Mark Bethel - 40 - 1:10:03

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

The next race in the series will be the Great NW Mountain Run at Mt. Hood on July 25.

1 comment:

RICHARD BOLT said...

Check out the blog post about the Larison Rock Hillclimb by runner / economist Robert Yerex: http://blog.everyoneseconomy.com/?p=50