WINTERSTART 5K RACE – SKYWAY, DEC 2, 2018

What a difference a year makes! Instead of a cancellation we had some of the best snow conditions in memory with all trails open and excellent skiing for our WinterStart Races. The downside was that more snow was falling and rather horizontally as the races started. A nice turnout of tough skiers were unswayed by the challenging weather and launched off for a longish 5K, first classic style then skate.

Roan Hall, skiing for the Colorado Mesa University ski team, put a nice gap on everyone else in the Classic race and turned in a fast time on slow snow and a hilly course. Two teammates followed but then here came the women! The next 3 finishers were women in a pretty close pack with Gwynn Barrows leading the way. The rest of the field flowed in behind, young and old, citizen and collegiate, all enjoying excellent Grand Mesa competition.

The guys traded places in the skate race with CMU’s Koby Vinson moving up from third to first pushed by citizen racer Danny Sullivan and then his two CMU teammates. Once again the women couldn’t keep up with Gwynn Barrows as she cruised to the win.

We were pleased this year to again be able to offer racers an extra boost with samples from sponsors Four Points Energy Bars and Justins Nut Butters. LOKI Outdoor Wear and Enstroms Toffee also again came through with some excellent door prizes. It great to be on snow again and skiing and we can say “Yes, Winter has started!”

5K CLASSIC RESULTS

Place Name Age Gender City State RaceTime
1 Roan Hall 20 M CMU CO 20:39
2 Cal Lindberg 20 M CMU 21:32
3 Koby Vinson 18 M CMU 22:17
4 Gwynn Barrows 31 F Grand Junction CO 23:14
5 Hannah Brown 18 F CMU 23:23
6 Meredith Bremner 32 F Grand Junction CO 23:28
7 Russell Bollig 55 M Glenwood Springs CO 23:47
8 Rudy Bolona 50 M Carbondale CO 24:01
9 Greg Randall 57 M Collbran CO 25:24
10 Martin Wiesiolek 53 M Grand Junction CO 26:21
11 Kellie Arthur 18 F CMU 26:52
12 Helen Carlsen 58 F Basalt CO 28:13
13 Retta Bruegger 35 F Grand Junction CO 29:04
14 Ken Pill 57 M Grand Junction CO 29:14
15 Steve Ela 55 M Hotchkiss CO 29:24
16 Brad Burritt 57 M Hotchkiss CO 29:28
17 Dan Schultz-Ela 62 M Hotchkiss CO 29:54
18 Tim Carter 83 M Grand Junction CO 30:08
19 Sam Thornhill 60 M Fruita CO 30:10
20 Tina Wilson 62 F Grand Junction CO 30:23
21 Patrick Hummel 0 M Fruita CO 30:46
22 Annie Mueller 0 F Grand Junction CO 31:16
23 Michael Hutton 61 M Carbondale CO 31:31
24 Susy Ellison 63 F Carbondale CO 31:38
25 Andy Gingerich 35 M Grand Junction CO 31:56
26 Chuck Bodie 65 M Grand Junction CO 32:40
27 Tom Lambert 68 M Grand Junction CO 32:56
28 David Maas 0 M Fruita CO 34:47
29 Mark Spoon 0 M Palisade CO 34:49
30 David Batten 68 M Montrose CO 36:55
31 Anky Von Schnoplau 64 F Hotchkiss CO 39:02
32 Lori Stone 55 F Fruita CO 39:09
33 Theresa Miner 53 F Mesa CO 40:22
34 Corey Hinman 43 F Fruita CO 41:31
35 Angela Johnson 44 F Fruita CO 42:54
36 Lilianna Patrick 18 F CMU 43:01
37 Don Metzler 64 M Palisade CO 46:02

5K FREESTYLE RESULTS

Place Name Age Gender City State RaceTime
1 Koby Vinson 18 M CMU 20:24
2 Danny Sullivan 0 M Carbondale CO 20:34
3 Roan Hall 20 M CMU CO 21:13
4 Cal Lindberg 20 M CMU 22:07
5 Gwynn Barrows 31 F Grand Junction CO 22:49
6 Russell Bollig 55 M Glenwood Springs CO 22:54
7 Meredith Bremner 32 F Grand Junction CO 23:14
8 Christie Aschwanden 46 F Cedaredge CO 23:45
9 Hannah Brown 18 F CMU 24:41
10 Martin Wiesiolek 53 M Grand Junction CO 25:11
11 Lisa Moot 45 F Grand Junction CO 26:05
12 Vegard Soernes 0 M CMU 27:03
13 Brad Burritt 57 M Hotchkiss CO 27:06
14 Kyle Stone 50 M Fruita CO 27:47
15 Ken Pill 57 M Grand Junction CO 27:48
16 Michael Hutton 61 M Carbondale CO 28:19
17 Annie Mueller 0 F Grand Junction CO 29:54
18 Jim Whiting 71 M Mesa CO 32:49
19 Mark Spoon 0 M Palisade CO 35:42
20 Donnie Tietsma 0 M Fruita CO 39:34
21 David Mueller 0 M Grand Junction CO 41:32