December 20th - Brad named an All-American by Inside Triathlon magazine, one of ten for M70-74 (eight from U.S.A., two from Canada).
December 18 - Rocky Mtn. Masters Slalom, Copper Mountain. Brad - 2nd M70-74.
November 7 - Noosa Triathlon, Noosa, Queensland, Australia. Sue - 3:18:07, 11/13 55-59; Brad 3:13:22, 3/5 70-74. Noosa Triathlon is world's second largest triathlon, with a field of almost 10,000, including teams. It rained, heavy at times, first time in 22 years of Noosa triathlons. This was a very well-run race culminating Noosa Multi-Sport Week We had a good time during the week, racing, watching races, acclimatizing to sea level, and taking surf boarding lessons. #166
November 5 - 5K fun run, Noosa, Queensland, Australia. Sue - 27 minutes, Brad - 31 minutes. Run into Noosa National Park, then back out to Noosa Pt. and back along beach.
November 5 - Eyeline 1000 meter Ocean Swim. Sue - DNF, Brad, 7/7, M70+, 29:47. A thunderstorm moved in as we were swimming. Sue and most of the field were sent back to the beach when lightning starting hitting nearby. Brad was in an early wave and finished. It got very dark, 2 meter ocean swells with whitecaps kicked up by strong wind, thick sea weed near shore, pelting rain, difficult to see turn buoys, a real "why am I doing this?" race!.
October 31 - Run-Swim-Run, Noosa, Queensland, Australia. 1.5K run, 1 K swim, 1.5K run. Sue - 42:34, 5/5 F50-59 Brad - 42:53, 2/2, M70+. Run was in soft sand at high tide, swim out and then parallel with beach, quite a strong wind kicking up whitecaps.
October 3 - 9 - Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, 3,000 feet above sea level. 10K run: - Sue - 53:45, 2nd F55-59; Brad - 61:58, 5th M70-74; bike hill climb, 3.1 mi. with elevation gain of 1,000 ft.: Sue - 24:30, 2nd F55-59; Brad - 21:54, 3rd M70-74; bike time trial, 20k at 5,300 elevation: Sue - 42:07, 2nd F55-59; Brad - 36:28, 3rd M70-74; 5k run: Sue - 23:50, 1st F55-59; Brad - 28:17, 4th M70-74; 1500 meter swim: Brad - 32:57, 3rd M70-74; triathlon - 500 yard swim, 12.4 mi. bike, 3.1 mi. run: Sue 1:24:53, 2nd F55-59, Brad 1:21:41, 1st M70-74. Fantastic weather, well-run races, very competitive, particularly in Brad's age group. High point for Sue was winning 5k run; for Brad, winning triathlon and being first across finish line due to being in the starting wave. Sue won a gold and 4 silver medals, Brad a gold and 3 bronzes.
September 18 - USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship, Shreveport, LA. 1575 meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run. Sue 3:18:13, 15/16 F55-59; Brad - 3:27:17, 6/9 70-74. Brad's race a disaster, swim a minute a hundred yards slower than at elevation, run one and one half minutes slower per mile than he ran a week earlier at 10,000' elevation. Brad was faster at the Boulder Peak Triathlon, a slightly longer, hillier, harder race at a mile above sea level. Sea level, heat and humidity his downfall? #165
September 12 - HealthQuest 5K, Copper Mountain, CO. Brad - 31:54, 1/2 70+, 26 of 61 overall. A race at my training elevation -- 10,000 feet above sea level.
August 29 - Rattlesnake Triathlon, Aurora, CO. 500 meter swim, 12.4 mile bike, 3.2 mile run. Sue: 1:31.32, 1/7 F 55-59, 84/175 women. Brad: 1:29:36, 1/3 M 70-74, 142/181 men. Great race in the hills east of Denver. Awards were pewter belt buckles of a coiled rattlesnake. #164
August 14 - Socorro Chili Festival Triathlon, Socorro, NM. 400 meter swim, 12.4 mile bike, 3.1 mile run. Sue: 1:23:18, 1/6 F55-59, 34/101 women. Brad: 1:23:14, 3/6 M65+ (1/1 70+), 105/156 men. Nice race on a mostly closed course. Brad finished ahead of Sue by 4 seconds, but she was closing fast. #163
August 8 - Boulder Peaks Triathlon, Boulder, CO. 1500 meter swim, 26 mile bike, 10 k run. Sue: 3:30:56, 7/12 F55-59, 1199/1335 overall. Brad: 3:24:05, 1/3 M70-74, 1138 of 1335 overall. Outstanding race, national club championship, fantastic expo, awards 5 deep, pro's racing too, a true celebration of multisport. Bike course included 1400' climb to the top of Old Stage Hill. Brad improved time over last year by 27 minutes; Sue by 2 minutes. #162
August 1 - Evergreen Town Race, Evergreen, CO. 5K running race. Sue - 24:08, 2nd F50-59, 36/251 women; Brad - 28:59, 2nd M70+, 194/289 men. A very well-run race with a slightly downhill course at 7,000'.
July 29 - Stroke and Stride Series, Boulder, CO. 1500 meter swim and 5K run aquathlon at the Boulder reservoir. Sue - !:13:43, 134/143 overall. Brad 1:16:02, 136/143 overall. Interesting and fun race, with a few odd twists, like the run turnaround not being marked and people turning around kinda' when they felt like it. Brad, being sure he'd come to an orange cone and never did, ran a few extra minutes, but, what the heck, it was a good workout.
July 25 - Wray Wroad Wrace, Wray, CO, Wray to Haigler, NE, and back, 34 miles at 3300'. Sue: 1:53:00, overall women's winner. Brad: 1:41:31, 1st 70+, 11th of 17 overall. Very nice local bike road race. Sue won the huge travelling trophy as the women's winner of the long race (short race of 14 miles the same day). Brad won 70+ by 3 seconds after being a mile behind another 70-year-old at the 17 mile turnaround and catching him on the last rise coming back into Wray, demonstrating that the competitive spirit doesn't diminish with age (even if common sense does).
July 22: Great Adventure Sports Time Trial #3, Frisco to Copper up Ten Mile Canyon, 5.5 miles, 600' elevation gain from 9100' to 9700'. Sue: 24:27, 3/3 F50+, 65/69 overall. Brad 22:50, 5/5 M50+, 62/69 overall. Legs tired from trail race day before. No rain!
July 21: Nike Summit Trail Running Series #5, Breckenridge, CO. 5 mile trail run: Sue, 56:24, 11/16 F36+; Brad 59:00, 8/8 36+. Strenuous race starting at 9600' elevation and rising 800' in first two miles.
July 17: XTERRA Snake River Scramble, Keystone, CO. 11k trail run: Sue, 1:09:46, 2nd F50-59, 53 of 65 overall. 5+k trail run: Brad, 36:30, 1st M60+, 57th of 72 overall. Tough, scenic trail runs at 9500' elevation.
July 11: Spring Meadow Triathlon, Helena, MT. 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run. Sue 3:17:47, 60/64 overall, 1st F55-59; Brad 3:14:17, 58/64 overall, 1st 70-74. Great small race at 4,000' altitude. Bike started with a steady 7 mile uphill against the wind. Sprint race of about the same number started an hour after the Olympic distance race. #161
July 7: Nike Summit Trail Running Series #4, Breckenridge, 5k. Sue, 26:47, 4th women 35+; Brad 30:15, 7th men 35+. It is beginning to occur to me that it is not an advantage to be 70 in a 35+ age category. We finished just ahead of the p.m. t-storm.
July 3: Gore Creek Gallop 5K, Vail, CO. Sue 25:54, 2/19 F-50-59, 14/143 women; Brad 30:52, 1/3 M 70+, 53/82 men. "Low altitude" race for the week at 8,000', great weather, very nice first time race.
June 26-27: Colorado Senior Games, Greeley, CO. Greeley Triathlon counted as the Senior Games triathlon. 10K time trial: Sue - 19:50, 2nd 55-59; Brad 18:06 - 2nd, 70-74. 20K road race: Sue - 40:02 - 2nd F55-59; Brad - 36:39 - 1st M70-74 CO, 2nd Overall. 5k run: Sue 24:03, 1st F55-59; Brad - 29:30, 2nd M70-74. 500 yard swim: Sue - 10:01, 1st F55-59; Brad - 9:49, 2nd M70-74. Very nicely run competitions. Felt particularly good about the 20k bike road race because the last time I tried one of these, I got left in the dust in the first 100 yards. This time I took the lead for more than half the race and pushed the pace, maybe not smart race strategy for me personally, but gave us all in the 65+ age groups better overall times.
June 20 - Greeley Sprint Triathlon, Greeley, CO, 600 meter swim, 13 mile bike, 3.1 mile run. Sue - 1:36:09, 1st 55-59, 41st of 105 women, 124th of 226 overall. Brad - 1:36:55, 1st 70-74, 86th of 119 men, 129th of 226 overall. Race through the neighborhoods of Greeley, started in a cold drizzle, finished in the warm sun. Triathlon #160 for Brad.
June 17 - Great Adventure Sports Time Trial #1, Frisco to Copper, 6 miles up Ten Mile Canyon. Sue - 26:50, 2nd 50+, 68th out of 71 overall. Brad - 24:24, 6th 50+ (lst 70+), 64th out of 71 overall. Wind, rain, 600' elevation gain over 6 miles starting at 9100'. A real lung-buster.
June 16 - Nike Summit Trail Running Series #2, Breckenridge, Baker's Tank Loop 3.1 mile run. Sue - 29:18, 26th of 36 overall. Brad - 32:19, 33rd of 36 overall. Very scenic trail run starting at 10,400', going up to an elevation of 10, 679' before the return to the start.
June 13 - Race the Rockies Sprint Triathlon, Boulder, CO. Half mile swim, 13.3 mile bike, 3.1 mile run. Sue - 1:47:32, 8/10 F 50-59, 94/105 women. Brad - 1:44:17, 2/4 M60+ (1st 70+), 103/116 men. Very nice race at Boulder Reservoir, 5400 ft. above sea level (pleasant to race at these low elevations) with special waves on newbies and moms.
June 12 - Run the Rockies 10K, Copper Mountain to Frisco, CO. Sue - 52:15, 2/15 F50-59, 69/213 overall. Brad - 64:14, 9/15 M60+ (1st 70+). Cool run down Ten Mile Canyon, 9600' to 9100'.
June 2 - Nike Summit Trail Running Series #1, Breckenridge, Highland Flume 3.5 miles. Sue - 38:05, 25th of 37 overall. Brad - 41:15, 33rd of 37 overall. A lung-buster.
May 31 - Bolder Boulder 10K, Boulder, CO. Sue - 53:54. Brad - 62:21, 8th 70-year-old. Clear, sunny, windy, 72 degrees. Small, intimate race of 45,000 through the streets of Boulder.
May 23 - Lakewood High School 5K Tiger Prowl, Lakewood, CO. Sue - 25:24, 1st 50-59, 39/131 overall. Brad - 28:58, 1st 70-99, 70th of 131 overall. Clear, sunny, 72 degrees. Delightful race in suburb of Denver.
May 8th - ITU Triathlon World Championship, Madeira, Portugal. Sue - 1500 m. swim - 41:41, T-1 - 10:16, 22+ mile bike - 2:17:13, T-2 - 4:15, 10k run - 51:09, total 4:05:16, 26/34 women 55-59. Brad - swim 36:08, T-1 6:49, bike 2:05:21, T-2 3:57, run 62:18, total 3:54:31, 12/20 men 70-74. A rough ocean swim, a bike course with over 3200 feet of vertical climbing (all of it was either up or down), and a flat run along the Funchal waterfront. Probably the most scenic triathlon we've ever done.
March 28th - Orphans of Violence 5K, Denver, CO - Sue, 26:06, 3/16 50-59, 27/141 all women; Brad, 30:47, 5/8 60-69, 112/138 all men. Getting ready for tri world championship May 8th, where Brad will move up to 70-74 age group.
Jan.-Mar. - alpine ski racing: Rocky Mtn. Masters, 4 slaloms, 2nd in 65-69 slalom standings; Copper Mtn. Business League, 6 slaloms and GS's, Copper Mtn. Ski School, 4 races; NASTAR, 16th in 65-69 expert division nationally. Passed exam for PSIA Level 2 ski instructor certification.
November 27 - Turkey Trot 5K, Albuquerque, NM - Sue, 26:02, 1st 55-59; Brad 31:55, 2nd 65-69. A mile and a half up hill, a mile and a half down hill, at a mile above sea level. Sunny, cold, and clear.
November 15 - Weekend 5K, Auckland, New Zealand - Sue, 24:02; Brad, 29:27. Another sea level race.
October 18 - Harvest Festival 5K, Westport, MA - Sue, 24:23, 2nd, 50-59, Brad, 29:55, 5 of 8 60+. Back to sea level for a race on a cold, cloudy, damp morning.
October 4 - USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship, Shreveport, LA - Sue - 3:04:56 - 16th 55-59; Brad - 3:15:00 - 20th 65-69. We qualified for the 2004 World Championship in Madeira, where I move up to the 70-74 age group.
September 28 - Lupus Loop 5K, Denver, CO - Sue, 25:08, 4th, 50-59; Brad, 30:37, 8th, 60-69. Nice to get in a 5K at Denver's mile-high altitude
September 20 - USATriathlon World Qualifier, Menomonie, WI - Sue - 3:26 - 4th 55-59, Brad - 3:38:10, 7th 65-69. 37 degrees early, but warmed up by the time the race finished.
September 13 - Lyndon Ellefson Memorial 5/10K, Barron, WI. Sue - 10K - 52:52, 1st 50-59, 3rd woman overall. Brad - 5K - 30:35, 2nd 60-69. Small race, fun to run near sea level.
September 7 - HealthQuest 5K, Copper Mountain. Brad: 33:37. Rain, a 5K up and down at 10,000 feet.
August 27 - Time Trial, Up Vail Pass from the Vail side, rain! Sue 27:00; Brad 29:00
August 10 - Boulder Peaks Triathlon, Boulder, CO, 1500 m. swim, 41K bike, 10K run at roughly 6,000 feet. Sue 3:32:56, Brad 3:51:01. Brad's worst race result ever. Got lost in the swim heading directly into the rising sun, Sue passed me on the 14% grade of Stage Coach Hill, and I couldn't run worth a damn.
August 3 - Evergreen Town Race, Evergreen, CO, 5K, Sue 24:26; Brad 31:04. Very well organized and administered race down Little Bear Creek at about a 7,000 foot elevation..
July 31 - Great Adventure Sports Time trial up Copper Mtn. to the top of Vail Pass, 5 miles, 900 ft. elevation gain. Brad - 27:40, an improvement of 2:30 over June 26th despite headwind and light rain, 58/66 overall.
July 27 - Run for the Hills, Vail, CO. 10K - Sue - 58:58. 5K - Brad - 31:33. Back to running at altitude. Neither this nor the next listed race gave age class results, just overall winners.
July 12 - Queen Anne Hill Run, Seattle, WA. 3.3 miles. Sue 26:54: Brad 31:48. Nice to run near sea level for a change.
July 6 - Palmer Lake Triathlon, Monument, CO. 500 yd. swim, 16.4 mile bike, 3.2 mile run. Front Range heat at 7,000 feet. Sue 2:06:12, 4th 50-54 women, 191/251 overall; Brad 2:01:30, 2nd 65-69 men, 174/251 overall. New, longer course this year, brutal hilly run, 80 and 90 degree heat, Brad 2nd oldest in race at 69, got beat by a young 65-year-old whippersnapper.
July 4 - Leadville Firecracker 5K, another hilly lungbuster at 10,200 feet. Sue 28:36, 1st 50-59 women; Brad 36:02, 5/5 men 60+ (but 1st 65-69). Brad sprained ankle, gimped along to finish. Beautiful weather -- heat wave: it was 70 degrees!
June 28 - Slacker 5K Running Race, Silver Plume to Georgetown, 2 miles downhill and 1 mile uphill at 8,500 ft. Sue 26:05, 16/114 women, 2nd of 16 50-59; Brad 32:52, 41/55 men, 4/7 60+. Beautiful scenic run!
June 26 - Great Adventure Sport Time trial, Copper Mouuntain to the top of Vail Pass, 5 miles, 900' elevation gain. Brad - 30 minutes 10 seconds, 61/66 overall, 3/3 50+, - just couldn't catch that Ukrainian pro rider who did it in 17:45!
June 14 - Run the Rockies 10K from Copper Mountain to Frisco down Ten Mile Canyon - Sue, 57 minutes; Brad 74 minutes. Not really back to running at 9600 feet after three weeks at sea level!
May 25 - Annual Women's Run, Helsinki, Finland. Sue - 51 minutes, probably among the first 200 of the 14,000 women participating in downtown Helsinki.
March 28-29 - NASTAR National Championship, Park City, Utah - Brad - 4th, Expert Division 65-69. Also 10th in the national rankings, expert 65-69. Sue - 8th, Recreational Division 50-54, 10th in the national rankings, recreational 50-54.
July 28th - Xterra Triathlon, XT version, Keystone, CO - Brad - 3:02:22 - A cold 500+ meter swim, horrendous single track mountain bike from 9,300 to 10,900 ft. elevation at Packsaddle summit, 5+ kilometer trail run. Tough race. Beautiful day. Brad oldest finisher by 17+ years, 1st 60+, 215th out of 238 finishers beating 2 relay teams. Where have all the geezers gone?!
July 24th - Great Adventure Sport Time Trial - 5.8 miles. Sue - 17:46, 1st 50+, ; Brad 16:06, 2nd 60+, . Beautiful evening!
July 10th - Great Adventure Sport Time Trial - 5.8 miles. Sue - 18:12, 1st 50+, 80th of 88 overall; Brad 16:30, 5th 50+, 70th of 88 overall.
July 7th - Saturn Sprint Triathlon at Palmer Lake, CO - 400 m. swim, 15.5 mi. bike, 3.1 mi run. Yuckiest water for a swim we've yet encountered, but a wonderfully hilly bike and great out-and-back run. Sue 1:47:06, 4th 50-54, 454 out of 587; Brad 1:45:10, 2nd 65-69, 439/587 overall. Sue had a great run.
July 4th - Firecracker 5K, Leadville, CO - 3 miles of hills at 10,152 feet above sea level. Sue 27:08, 3rd 50-59, 36th of 97; Brad 32:18, 4th 60-69, 59th of 97. Brad's running slow but steady, getting used to new orthotics.
June 29th - Silverthorne Mini-Duathlon, Silverthorne, CO. 5K run, 10K bike. Sue 49:37, 1st 50+, 19 out of 28 overall; Brad 51:38, 3rd 50+, 21/28 overall.
June 23rd - Cheyenne Mountain Triathlon, Colorado Springs, CO. 750 m. swim, 20K bike, 5K run. Sue - 1:45:26, 5th 50-54; Brad - 1:40:33, 2nd 65-69, 493 out of 687 overall. Brad the second oldest person in race. Great race, great day!
June15th - Run the Rockies 10K, Copper Mountain to Frisco, CO. Sue - 55:28, 5th 50-59; Brad - 62:53, 4 out of 5 60+, 170 of 233 overall. Brad having difficulty with running this year.
March 31-April 1 - NASTAR National Championship, Park City, Utah - Brad 7th, Expert Division 65-69. Also 6th in the national rankings, 65-69.
July 28th - Torchlight Run at Seafair, Seattle, WA. Evening 8k run through downtown Seattle with almost 2000 participants. Brad 46:10 watch time, 48:08 official time, 3rd of 5, 65-69.
July 21st - World Triathlon Championship, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 1500 m. swim, 40k bike, 10k run. Brad 3:11:46, 25th of 31 65-69. Swim and run were way off usual times. Time to revise training program!
July 18th - World Aquathlon Championship, Edmonton, Canada. 2k run, 750 m. swim, 2k run. Sue 43 minutes, 2nd, 50-54, Citizens Division; Brad 46 minutes, 1st, 65-69, Citizens Division. Slow, slow run and swim in the rain.
July 8th - Saturn Sprint Triathlon, Monument, CO. 600 meter swim, very hilly 15 mile bike, 5 K run at 7,000+ feet. Sue 7th 50-54 women, 471/566 overall. Brad 2nd 65-69 men, 408/566 overall. John Sturtevant passed me in the run again!
July 4th - Firecracker 5K, Leadville. 5K run up and down from an elevation of 10,152 (no level). Sue 1st 50-59 women in 27.22, 50th of 78 overall; Brad ? 60-69 men in 30:53, 64th of 78 overall. Great weather, but tough running hills at altitude.
June 30th - Silverthorne Duathlon, 5 K run, 10 K bike at 9000' elevation. Brad 1st (and only) male 50+, 14th of 34 overall; Sue 2nd female 50+, 16th of 34 overall. Beautiful weather, nice local race, more women than men.
June 24th - Cheyenne Mountain Sprint Triathlon, 750 m. swim, 20K bike, 5K run. Sue 4th, 50-54, 1:48:08, 193/243 women. Brad 2nd, 65-69, 1:42:05, 271/309 men. Large number of drop-outs. Good weather, but hot. Nice race!
June 9th - Hyannis Sprint Triathlon, 400 m. swim, 10 mi. bike, 3.5 mi. run. Sue 4th, 50-54, 1:24:21, 611th of about 900 overall. Brad 1st, 65-69, 1:19:31, 509th overall. Beautiful weather, great race!
June 2nd - Lake Placid World Qualifier, 500 m. swim, 40K bike, 10K run (course shortened due to cold water and threat of cold rain). Sue 8th, 50-54. Brad 4th, 65-69.
May 27th - Saturn Sprint Duathlon, 5K run - 20K bike - 5K run. Sue 4th, 50-54. Brad 1st, 60+.
May 12 - Barking Dog Duathlon, 5K run - 30K bike - 5 K run. Sue 3rd 50-54, 226 of 268 finishers (300 entrants, but 36 flatted out) overall, in 2:08:38; Brad 1st 65-69, 207 of 268 overall, in 2:03:22. Biked fast, but ran slow!
January to April - Alpine Ski Racing - Lots of GS's and slaloms, Copper Business League, Keystone Business League, Rocky Mountain Masters. 8th of 18, 65-69, at Nastar National Championships. 2nd, 65-69, in GS at Summit Senior Games (1st, 65-69, in speedskating).
The 2000 Season
December 10 - Copper Mountain Classic 10K X-C Ski Race - 5th, 60+, 62nd out of 70? overall. 2nd time on x-c skis this winter, found out about race day before, what the heck...
October 9 -16 - Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah: Heaven for the aging multisport athlete!
October 9: 10K run, Sue 1st 50-54 in 53:12; Brad 5th 65-69 in 52:55; 20K Cycling Road Race, Brad ? 65-69 in 38:08
October 10: Cycle Hill Climb 5K: Brad 2nd 65-69 in 19:56
October 11: Cycle Time Trial 20K: Sue 1st 50-54 in 39:44; Brad 4th 65-69 in 37:30
October 12: 5K run: Sue 2nd 50-54 in 23:54; 400 meter swim: Brad 4th in 8:28
October 13: 1500 meter swim: Brad 2nd 65-69 in 31:07; 50 meter swim: Brad 7th 65-69 in 45:09
October 14: Triathlon (500 m/20K/5K): Sue 2nd 50-54 in 1:26:30; Brad 2nd 65-69 in 1:16:03.
October 16: Mountain Bike Hill Climb: Brad 1st 65-69 in 13:45.
September 10 - Los Angeles Triathlon - sunny, low 70's, great course with the swim at Venice Beach, wide closed-off bike course thru Hollywood to downtown LA, hilly run up around Dodger Stadium and back downtown. Sue 3:26:10, 3rd 50-54, 823 of 876 overall; Brad 2:50:10, 2nd 65-69, 585 of 876 overall. Tight duel with Dave Ballentyne throughout the race, trading leads back and forth five or six times, with Dave pulling away in the last mile to win by 19 seconds.
August 27th - Tim Kerr 10K - Avalon, NJ - sea level, warm, humid. Sue 52:54, 2nd 50-54, 488/1043 overall; Brad 54:15, 2nd 65-69, 543/1043 overall.
August 19th - Ed Snell Memorial 10K - from Fairplay at 9,980 ft. to Alma at 10, 572 ft., uphill into a stiff headwind. Sue 65:45, 2nd, 51-60, Brad 66:15, 3rd, 61-70.
August 13th - Leadville Trail 10K - 3 miles down starting at 10,142 ft., .2 flat, 3 miles up. Sue 64:38, 61st of 88, 1st 50-59; Brad 62:54, 56th of 88, 5th of 9 60+. Lot of mountain runners prepping for the Leadville 100 and the Pikes Peak Marathon next weekend. Overall winner a woman in 42:38; overall male winner Bob Leonard, 56, in 43:16. Day after Leadville 100 Mountain Bike race.
July 30th - Boulder Peak Triathlon - S 1.5K, B 42K, R 10K - Brad 3:17:17 - 747th of 896, 3rd of 5 65-69. Intense sun and 1000' of climbing on the bike make this a challenging race. But it was nice to be racing down at 5400 feet above sea level.
July 29th - Miles for Miracles 5K trail run, Breckenridge (1.5 mi. and 640 vertical feet up Peak 9, 1.5 mi. down). Brad 35:03, 2nd 60+, 59 of 90 overall, Sue 35:56, 1st 50-59 69 of 90 overall.
July 23rd - Xterra Triathlon - Swim 1K (in 54 degree water) - mountain bike 26K (up and down Keystone Mountain on single track from 9,300' to an elevation of 11,640'), run 11K on a trail. Arrived at bike-run transition 5 minutes after the cut-off time, so did the run without aid stations and finished unofficially 212th of 252 entrants, last, 1st of 2 60+ entrants, in 5:16:35. This is one very tough race!
July 22nd - Xterra 11K - trail run. Sue finished 32nd of 40, 2nd 50-59, in 1:06.
July 8th - National Duathlon Championship, Sartell, Minnesota. Run 10k - bike 42k - run 5k. Weather hot and muggy (93% humidity, temp. in the 80's at race start). Sue - 3:11:53 - 6th 50-54, 312 of 353 overall; Brad - 2:53:54 - 4th 65-69; 280 of 353 overall.
July 4th - Firecracker 5K, Leadville, CO - Sue - 27:00 1st 50-59, 31st of 55 overall; Brad - 28:38 2nd 60+, 38th of 55 overall. Running the hills at Leadville's 10,152 ft. above sea level.
July 1st - Cabbage Head Duathlon (5K-30K-5K), Wiggins, CO - Brad - 1:54:45 - 82nd of 106 overall, 1st 60+.
June 25th - Albuquerque Women's Distance Festival 5K - Sue 24:30, Alma 24:23. Great race along Rio Grande.
June 18th - Cheyenne Mountain Triathlon, Colorado Springs - sunny, cool (water temp. 61 degrees) - Brad, 1:33:39, 3rd 60+, 230/394 overall; Sue, 1:49.14, 4th 50-54, 332/394 overall. Brad nursing pulled calf muscle from 10k the day before and assorted bruises from mountain bike race.
June 17th - Run the Rockies 10k, from Copper Mountain at 9,700 ft. above sea level down Ten Mile Canyon to Frisco at 9,100 ft. - sunny, cool (snow in the early a.m.) - Sue 52.41, 71/179 overall, 2nd of 8 50-59, Brad, 57:42, 97/179 overall, 2nd of 8 60+. More women than men in this race!
June 13th - Summit Mountain Challenge Series Frisco Roundup Mountain Bike Race - 200 racers over a steep, hilly, very rocky, expert cross-country ski trail and single track - Brad 42nd of 44 in the men's novice class (all ages, but all a lot younger than Brad)- 9 miles in 1:32:17 Slow! Fell 4 times -- ouch!
June 2nd - Turquoise Lake 20 K Road and Trail Run - beautiful day, tough course around the lake with 800 ft. of elevation gain at altitudes varying between 9870' and 10,200' above sea level - Brad 247th of 285, 2nd 65-69, in 2:23:37. Slow!
May 29th - Bolder Boulder 10 K - 40,524 finishers on a record hot day in Boulder - nice course with slight ups and downs finishing in the University of Colorado Stadium - Brad 5th of 40 men age 66 in 56:46, 9,325th of 40,524 finishers overall.
May 22nd - Denver Academy 5 K - Sue 5th among women, 23rd of 115 overall in 26:29; Brad 20th among men, 25th of 115 overall in 27:06.
April 30th - ITU Triathlon World Championship (Swim 1500 meters, Bike 40 kilometers, Run 10 kilometers), Perth, Western Australia. Brad 14th of 24 in age group 65-69 in a time of 2:57:18. Sue ran a 5 k in Perth the day before, winning the 50-59 age group in 24:29.
April 8 - 9th - NASTAR National Championship (alpine skiing), Beaver Creek, CO. Handicaps earned racing Nastar ranged from 15 to 42 (40 required for gold). Learned I qualified for national championships just a week before the race. Brad 4th 65-69 with a handicap of 33.5.
March 25th - Hula Moon Snowshoe Classic - 5 km. snowshoe race in the dark from the top of the North Peak lift (11,450') at Keystone up to the top of the North Peak ridge (11,800') and then over to the top of the lift on Keystone peak (11,440') in Hawaiian dress. Fantastic luau party after race!
Brad - 1st 60+, 45th of 134 overall, 51:15
Sue - 1st 50+, 62nd of 134 overall, 59:25
February 7 - 8th: Summit Senior Games:
Speed skating: Brad - 1st 65-69 and 1st overall (50+); Individual Giant Slalom: Brad - 1st 65-69 and 3rd overall (50+); Obstacle Race on Skis: Brad - 2nd 65-69; 5 km cross-country ski race: Brad - 4th 65-69 in 26:30 (no excuses!).