WinterStart 5K

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 long-ish 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!”

Start Location
Skyway

End Location
Skyway

Race Date: 12/2/2018

Starting Time: 11:00

Starting Temperature: 15

Place Time Name Age Gender Hometown
CLASSIC 5K
1 20:39 Roan Hall 20 M CMU
2 21:32 Cal Lindberg 20 M CMU
3 22:17 Koby Vinson 18 M CMU
4 23:14 Gwynn Barrows 31 F Grand Junction CO
5 23:23 Hannah Brown 18 F CMU
6 23:28 Meredith Bremner 32 F Grand Junction CO
7 23:47 Russell Bollig 55 M Glenwood Springs CO
8 24:01 Rudy Bolona 50 M Carbondale CO
9 25:24 Greg Randall 57 M Collbran CO
10 26:21 Martin Wiesiolek 53 M Grand Junction CO
11 26:52 Kellie Arthur 18 F CMU
12 28:13 Helen Carlsen 58 F Basalt CO
13 29:04 Retta Bruegger 35 F Grand Junction CO
14 29:14 Ken Pill 57 M Grand Junction CO
15 29:24 Steve Ela 55 M Hotchkiss CO
16 29:28 Brad Burritt 57 M Hotchkiss CO
17 29:54 Dan Schultz-Ela 62 M Hotchkiss CO
18 30:08 Tim Carter 83 M Grand Junction CO
19 30:10 Sam Thornhill 60 M Fruita CO
20 30:23 Tina Wilson 62 F Grand Junction CO
21 30:46 Patrick Hummel 0 M Fruita CO
22 31:16 Annie Mueller 0 F Grand Junction CO
23 31:31 Michael Hutton 61 M Carbondale CO
24 31:38 Susy Ellison 63 F Carbondale CO
25 31:56 Andy Gingerich 35 M Grand Junction CO
26 32:40 Chuck Bodie 65 M Grand Junction CO
27 32:56 Tom Lambert 68 M Grand Junction CO
28 34:47 David Maas 0 M Fruita CO
29 34:49 Mark Spoon 0 M Palisade CO
30 36:55 David Batten 68 M Montrose CO
31 39:02 Anky Von Schnoplau 64 F Hotchkiss CO
32 39:09 Lori Stone 55 F Fruita CO
33 40:22 Theresa Miner 53 F Mesa CO
34 41:31 Corey Hinman 43 F Fruita CO
35 42:54 Angela Johnson 44 F Fruita CO
36 43:01 Lilianna Patrick 18 F CMU
37 46:02 Don Metzler 64 M Palisade CO
FREESTYLE 5K
1 20:24 Koby Vinson 18 M CMU
2 20:34 Danny Sullivan 0 M Carbondale CO
3 21:13 Roan Hall 20 M CMU
4 22:07 Cal Lindberg 20 M CMU
5 22:49 Gwynn Barrows 31 F Grand Junction CO
6 22:54 Russell Bollig 55 M Glenwood Springs CO
7 23:14 Meredith Bremner 32 F Grand Junction CO
8 23:45 Christie Aschwanden 46 F Cedaredge CO
9 24:41 Hannah Brown 18 F CMU
10 25:11 Martin Wiesiolek 53 M Grand Junction CO
11 26:05 Lisa Moot 45 F Grand Junction CO
12 27:03 Vegard Soernes 0 M CMU
13 27:06 Brad Burritt 57 M Hotchkiss CO
14 27:47 Kyle Stone 50 M Fruita CO
15 27:48 Ken Pill 57 M Grand Junction CO
16 28:19 Michael Hutton 61 M Carbondale CO
17 29:54 Annie Mueller 0 F Grand Junction CO
18 32:49 Jim Whiting 71 M Mesa CO
19 35:42 Mark Spoon 0 M Palisade CO
20 39:34 Donnie Tietsma 0 M Fruita CO
21 41:32 David Mueller 0 M Grand Junction CO