2013 Recap and Results

Angel Fire Endurance Run

June 22, 2013 

Angel Fire Resort, New Mexico

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Last minute ( day before ) changes in the fire danger conditions required race directors and resort staff to make some tough decisions in order to make sure that the race would be a reality.  The Carson National Forrest was no longer an option, but the Greenbelt trails, and AngelFireMountain trails offered a very good alternative course with ample climb, single track dirt trails, and a very challenging climb up to the summit on Kit Carson, a very difficult downhill ski run. ( and more difficult uphill climb rated 25% grade with loose jagged rock )

 

All races started together, with 50k, 50 milers and 100 milers leaving the Lodge at 5:00 am. The course was 2 main sections: the 6 mile greenbelt trails (Bear, Deer & Elk ) and the 19 mile Mountain trail which started at the Start/Finish aid station, ran up the Enlightenment trail to Kit Carson road, then over the summit ,past the Chapel, and then down the mountain road Camino Real, to a turn around aid station manned by Larry Flies, Station Captain.

 

After runners refreshed and reloaded, they turned around and followed the same road and trail back to the Lodge (start/finish) for another Aid stop before another Greenbelt loop for 50km runners. The 50 milers would complete the full course twice and the 100 milers four times.

 

Although the day was warm and sunny, a steady breeze kept the air dry and mild with coolness in the shaded areas.  Runners were wise to cover in Sun block, because the rays were bright and strong otherwise.

 

The new course was not considered easier than 2012, however the runner’s finished at a higher rate this year. The 100 miler had 3 finishers this year compared to 1 last year. Christopher White, last year’s champion fought hard, but could not catch Peter Livingstone 27 hr 24 min for the victory in 2013. Christopher improved on his time though by  1 hr 26 min. Megan Dell is the only woman finisher in the 100 mile race, beating the cutoff with 23 minutes to spare. Her performance was overall one of the most inspiring due to her determinedness and strong will, especially in the final 5 hours of the race.    

 

Despite the changes, runners seemed very pleased with the course, and the race management. Belt buckle awards are presented to all finishers within the stated cutoffs, along with a Certificate of Completion with Name and Finish Time immediately after crossing the line.

 

Those that stuck around were treated to hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, hot veggie wraps, roasted potatos, and whatever else sounded good from the aid tables overflowing with ham & turkey, chips, crackers, cookies, ramen soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, and PBJ’s .

 

The race organization was extremely grateful to have Steve and Diane and the crew from Philmont Boyscout Ranch to organize, support, and stock the main aid station. It gave the scouts and their leaders the opportunity to interact with all of the runners, and lend the valuable service necessary to complete the run. We could not have done the race without them.

 

Also, special thanks goes out to Angel Fire Resort, and The Angel Fire, Fire Department who were accommodating and supportive, despite the chaos that the fire closures caused.

 

As an event director, I am extremely gratified and well rewarded with the sharing of the runners’ performances and comments about the race. We are making plans for the 3rd annual event in 2014, with the same expectations for an excellent venue and competition.

 

Results:

 

Angel Fire Endurance Run

Distance First Name Last Name BIB # Gender Age Finish Time / Status

100 Miler Peter Livingstone 9 M 49 27:24:53

100 Miler Christopher White 1 M 33 27:54:46

100 Miler Megan Dell 5 F 40 31:37:29

100 Miler Kenneth Armijo 2 M 32 DNF

100 Miler Arnold Begay 3 M 50 DNF

100 Miler Chisholm Deupree 6 M 46 DNF

100 Miler Chris Hasselback 7 M 41 DNF

100 Miler bobby keogh 8 M 64 DNF

100 Miler Mike McDonnell 10 M 56 DNF

100 Miler Tim Neckar 11 M 51 DNF

100 Miler Tyler Tomasello 13 M 29 DNF

100 Miler Frederick F Davis III 25 M 65 DNF

100 Miler Breanna Cornell 4 F 20 DNF

100 Miler Amy Rasor 12 F 34 DNF

 

50 Miler Lars Kjerengtroen 31 M 34 8:12:02

50 Miler Josh Vaughn 42 M 33 8:50:42

50 Miler Michael Bigelow 22 M 40 9:33:31

50 Miler James Breyfogle 23 M 31 10:20:41

50 Miler Michaeline Nelson 36 F 24 10:27:46

50 Miler David Sooter 39 M 43 11:35:53

50 Miler Ray Liberatore 32 M 25 12:00:06

50 Miler James Willis 43 M 29 12:00:06

50 Miler Steven Wray 44 M 39 12:18:28

50 Miler Matthew Crownover 24 M 40 12:34:50

50 Miler Chris Bergtholdt 21 M 36 13:13:56

50 Miler Veronika Mocko 35 F 36 13:15:16

50 Miler Joel McCarty 33 M 40 15:43:55

50 Miler Mike Sullivan 41 M 47 15:43:55

50 Miler Scott Asher 20 M 23 DNF

50 Miler Gregory Hamre 29 M 25 DNF

50 Miler Travis Hudson 30 M 33 DNF

50 Miler Adam Mitchell 34 M 23 DNF

50 Miler Michael Power 37 M 36 DNF

50 Miler Terra Deupree 26 F 34 DNF

50 Miler Nancy Shidler 38 F 54 DNF

50 Miler Jeffrey Dorko 27 M 60 DNS

50 Miler Dan Stake 40 M 57 DNS

50 Miler Bobbie Glasscock 28 F 59 DNS

 

 

50km Michael Bursum 56 M 39 5:26:45

50km Chris McClure 75 M 33 5:43:53

50km Stefanie Tierney 50 F 34 6:16:09

50km Spencer Shuman 80 M 18 6:29:24

50km Sarah Stein-Lobovits 82 F 30 7:18:50

50km Kevin Kinser 69 M 56 7:35:51

50km Keith Hulsey 67 M 45 7:39:26

50km Sarah Dufay 60 F 36 7:42:51

50km Kameron Straight 83 F 40 8:07:44

50km Amy Pannell 78 F 42 8:24:57

50km Cheryl Duran 61 F 51 8:27:18

50km Terry Rider 79 M 58 8:34:02

50km Bill Bennett 88 M 41 8:40:53

50km Cameron Wiggin 86 M 29 8:41:56

50km Jeff Elbert 63 M 44 8:44:51

50km Amelia Elbert 62 F 43 8:44:51

50km Rian Brown 54 M 41 9:08:02

50km David Townsend 85 M 39 9:10:50

50km Darlene Spry 81 F 45 10:12:53

50km Beth McCombs 76 F 52 10:15:00

50km Kim King 68 F 48 10:15:14

50km Randy Lexvold 70 M 43 10:31:12

50km dianna keogh 51 F 57 11:09:01

50km Brian Martin 72 M 44 11:33:58

50km rene martin 73 F 48 11:33:58

50km Carol Lindenblatt 71 F 66 12:05:42

50km John Longan 52 M 46 12:15:59

50km Erin Mayer 74 F 42 13:17:12

50km Lisa Meyer 77 F 39 13:17:12

50km Steve Hill 66 M 37 DNF

50km Tanya Brown 55 F 39 DNF

50km Julie Dolph 59 F 43 DNF

50km Peggy Wood 87 F 51 DNF

50km Mark Aragon 53 M 46 DNS

50km Cody Hanson 65 M 37 DNS

50km Ynette Colyer 57 F 45 DNS

50km Bonnie Cummings 58 F 34 DNS

50km Sara Feken 64 F 44 DNS

50km Carolyn Tanaka 84 F 44 DNS

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