Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Run to the Shrine attracted nearly 1,200 people this year, and the race offered a few surprises for everyone, from a slight change in the course, to a young child who more than held her own.
The run to the Will Rogers Shrine spans nearly 1,400 feet in elevation, and Saturday morning participants were enthusi
For seemingly endless hours Saturday 300 determined trail runners sprinted, jogged, galloped and wound their way through Cheyenne Mountain State Park.
One by one they crossed the finish line of Epic Endurance Events’ Cheyenne Mountain Trail Race with white-crusted sweat glued to their joy-infused faces.
Amanda Ewing was one
It’s hard to believe now, but 30 years ago women didn’t run Olympic marathons.The International Olympic Committee considered races longer than 1,500 meters to be “too strenuous for women,” according to the book “Olympic Marathon” by Charlie Lovett.
The women in the 1984 Games in Los Angeles prove
When she first came to Colorado, an accomplished athlete and flat-land runner, Nancy Hobbs was daunted by the high peaks of the Rockies.
“I was like, ‘I don’t think I could ever do that,’ looking at Pikes Peak,” she recalled.
But like the thin air that forces a body to work overtime, mountain running
Runners of all ages and skill levels were left gasping for air and stretching extremely sore legs after the XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series’ challenging Cheyenne Mountain Trail Run at Cheyenne Mountain State Park on Saturday.
The Cheyenne Mountain Trail Run, the first of four XTERRA races in Colorado this year, featured 5K, 12K an
Spring break in Summit County meant running on snowy trails. And my feet got really wet each time out.
On my last run, I started thinking about socks. You know, the dirty, smelly, nasty things on your feet that you don’t want to touch after exercising.
But good socks are key when it comes to comfortable running. I thought a
Downtown was jammed once again Saturday for the 5K on St. Patrick’s Day as nearly 2,700 scrambled down Tejon Street for the kickoff of the Grand Prix of Running.
The race began in Acacia Park with overcast skies and a chilly breeze. Fifteen minutes later, the sun emerged as did the top runners.
Fort Collins resident Scott D
The last three miles.
Veterans of the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon talk about it in hushed tones — the stretch of Barr Trail that bursts above timberline and climbs brutally above the clouds to the summit. The air is thin and when the weather turns nasty, as it usually seems to on race day, there’s nowhere to hide.
Manitou Springs resident Matt Carpenter won the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon so often, his name is synonymous with the races.
He owns the top times in both, feats that have withstood the challenges of many younger runners.
For the record, Carpenter said he never used performance-enhancing drugs. But as the sports of cycling and
Whether it’s the common cold or worse afflictions such as the flu, bronchitis, or pneumonia, even the most healthy get sick.
Sickness found me this winter in a big way, and I learned a valuable lesson: Don’t keep running when you’re sick.
I simply was not able to shake the bug during February. I went through cyc
Eighty-two-year-old Ed Mighell was beginning to catch his breath at the finish line Saturday morning after the Pikes Peak Road Runners Winter Series 10K at Black Forest when a fellow runner gave him a quick pat on the back.
“Ed, you are a tiger,” the woman said in amazement before walking away.
The third leg of the Winter series lived up to its reputation Saturday.
“Our nickname for this is ‘the dreaded windy course,’” race co-director Michael Shafai said. “It lives up to its name.”
“It’s always cold here, even when the sun is shining,” added John Gardner, the other
The winners of the short race at the second Winter Series event weren’t any different from the first. But as the Beatles sang in 1967, they each did it “with a little help from my friends.”
Air Academy High School freshman Katie Rainsberger won the women’s four-mile event in 24 minutes, 12 seconds. James Burns won