In the 10 mile championship race, 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier, Tyler McCandless won in 52:09. Matt Thull (52:50) and Aaron Carrizales (53:44) took second and third place. Boulder’s Katie Blackett, a 2004 and 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier, took the championship title for the women, running 1:02:26. A talented mountain runner and relative newbie to the road running scene, Kim Dobson, trailed by less than 30 seconds, running 1:02:53. Heather Utratta came in third, besting her own time on the course from last month’s Frosty’s Frozen 10 Mile.
Charles Hillig took a strong win in the 5 mile race running 25:30. Hillig was the RRCA 5 Mile Champion at last month’s Frosty’s Frozen. Jason Glowney (28:04) and Thomas Brenner (28:34) followed. Scotland’s Susan Partridge, a 2:35 marathoner, flew through the 5 mile course in 28:44 placing first for the women and fourth overall. Second and third place went to Kylee Schuler (31:40) and Annie Howley (32:08).
The Snowman Stampede was the third and final race of this year’s Winter Distance Series.
All photos by Steve Glass.