Repeat Victories and Awesome Running Weather!
ASC Training Center (Donner Summit, CA): It’s hard enough to win a 50 kilometer race one time, but this year’s Sierra Crest Ultra Run demonstrated that determination, training and experience really do pay off as both the Men’s and Women’s 50k titles were held by last year’s winners, Nick Sterling and Kati Clark. Perhaps it’s the rarified air, familiarity with the challenging terrain, or just something special that comes from being raised in Truckee, as they both were!
Participants in the event held August 5th, which also boasts a 30k and 15k component, were blessed with a cool day and a spattering of drizzles and downpours, but fortunately no thunderstorms. Ninety-two runners tackled the 50K course, which gains 4,660 feet in elevation and loses over 4,000 feet in elevation as it winds through the magnificent peaks and valleys between Tahoe Donner’s Alder Creek Adventure Center and ASC Training Center on Donner Summit. “We were happy to see an increase in runners this year and got lots of positive feedback about the course tweaks we made,” said ASC Race Director Meg Seifert. In all, 269 competitors finished the three runs, ranging in age from fourteen to sixty-eight and coming from as far away as Pennsylvania and British Columbia.
“We could not have had a better day for an Ultra Run,” said race organizer and ASC Biathlon Director Glenn Jobe. Sierra Crest Ultra Run is hosted by ASC Training Center and serves as a benefit for their popular Nordic and Biathlon programs. Hard work from a long list of ASC volunteers makes the event possible as well as the following generous sponsors: Tahoe Mountain Sports, Salomon, Darn Tough, Brewing Lair in Blairsden, Ultimate Direction, Hammer Nutrition, Camelbak, Adventure Sports Journal, Sierra Symmetry Tahoe Donner and the US Forest Service.
Complete results and event photos here.
Women’s 50K Podium
1st Kati Clark (31) Truckee 5:02:23
2nd Alina Edwards (38) Grass Valley 5:03:35
3rd Rebecca Anderson (39) Truckee 5:22:49
Men’s 50K Podium
Nick Sterling (33) Truckee 4:23:32
Mason Osgood (22) Reno 4:32:44
Bryan Powell (38) Granite Bay 4:45:22
Men’s 30k Podium
Tom Sullivan (23) Reno 2:21:48
Chris Cloyd (31) Truckee 2:24:58
Adam Broderick (32) Truckee 2:26:20
Women’s 30K Podium
Leigh Moffett (21) Truckee 2:40:36
Lenka Sterling (33) Truckee 2:47:03
Christie Jackson (32) Truckee 2:56:47
Women’s 15K Podium
Jennifer Kobert (30) Kentfield 1:16:45
Jenna Rohlf (19) Truckee 1:16:47
Stephanie Downey (38) Palo Alto 1:18:13
Men’s 15K Podium
Jeff Huxhold (38) Reno 56:57:9
Tyler Smith (24) Park City 57:03:00
Peter Holmes (21) Tahoe City 59:46:2