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This page is meant for folks to post their thoughts on the Saturday group run. I (Neil) will post a blurb about who showed up and where it was held. From there, I hope that other runners will share their thoughts since we often have different experiences on the same run. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Gaspin in the Aspen 2012

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The sold out Gaspin in the Aspen 15K brought out Flagstaff's trail elite runners. Chris Gomez (Flagstaff Summer Series defending champion) and Jenny McCarthy (Imogene Pass Run winner) took the men's and women's 15K. Other faces in the crowd included five time Soulstice Mountain Trail champion Sara Wagner, former Ultra Grand Slam champion Ian Torrence, and Team Run Flagstaff Coach Michael Smith (Trans Rockies, Soulstice and Imogene Pass Run defending champ) provides analysis for the Kid's Dash! Race results posted at Virtualroster.com

The story of the race was lack of dirt on Chris Gomez. He sailed to victory trying to keep up with Wendell's ATV and then found a large fox to draft off. Between Elk, cattle and fox sightings, "wildlife" has played a crucial role in the past three Gaspin in the Aspens!

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