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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!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Epic Brookbank Trail Run

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After a busy month of trail races in Flagstaff, 16 Northern Arizona Trail Runners took on the climbs of the Dry Lake Hills trail system including Brookbank, Upper Brookbank, Sunset and returning down Upper Oldham. Flagstaff Trail running icons Ian Torrence and Sara Wagner led the way with several newbies joining in the on the fun. The run was complete with fresh bear track sightings, 6 miles with1500 feet of vertical climbing and an amazing wipeout that left blood oozing from legs and arms of one tough nameless runner! We all returned to the kickstand to savor the beautiful run

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hearts 911 Mount Elden Ultimate Challenge

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The Inaugural Hearts 911 Mount Elden Ultimate Challenge and 10K was a smashing success. This benefit run for first responders heart screening tests was a challenging 10.3 mile run up and over Mount Elden, descending on the Heart Trail to Sandy Seep. The race also include a 10K out and back on Elden Lookout Road.

Gina Slaby of Tucson wins overall 10K in 44.01 with Harry Singer from Phoenix winning the men's race in 49.11. In the Ultimate Challenge, Art Keith's 1:16.28 and Leslie Grabel's 1:45.28 (both of Flagstaff) took top honors. Full results posted at http://www.virtualroster.com/index.cfm?action=dspClientHome&clientid=123&showBanner=1

With its great support team of first responders, hi-tech shirts, post-race party, and especially since it is a perfect tune-up for the Imogene Pass Run, it will sell out early next year, so don't miss out!