Extra! Extra! Leadville Winter Sports Report
When you see a guy like Leadville’s Timmy Parr at the start line of any race, it’ll be no surprise that he’ll end up at the top of the pack. Or in first place, much like he did at last weekend’s Leadville Snowshoe Marathon. Parr is a Leadville Trail 100 Run Champion and had a nearly 55 minute time lead (3:49:40) on Dan Ligerfeild (4:46:15) who took second among the 10 marathon racers. Third place overall and first place female went to Darcy Piceu (4:49:20), a multiple Hard Rock 100 winner.
Women fared well in the half marathon as well, with Brandy Erholtz (1:46:39) taking second place behind winner Andrew Adamowski (1:39:02). Erholtz is a Snowshoe National Champion. Eric Pence (1:52:45) rounded out the podium in third place among the 20 half marathon racers. FULL RESULTS.
“Even though the courses conditions were near perfect,” said race organizer Smokey Burgess, “racers commented on what a challenge a marathon is on snowshoes. They also commented on how amazing the volunteers were and what a special place Leadville is!”
Head Lights and Fat Tires Make for a T-Pass Night Jam!
Ninety-seven head lamps lit up the start line at the Tennessee Pass Night Jam last Saturday, Feb. 7 Near perfect conditions made for a fast start as cyclists headed out on the groomed nordic ski trails and snowmobile trails, off through the trees, picking up some single track.
But it was Brad Bingham of Steamboat Springs who keep ‘em spinning through the snow, in the dark, the fastest, taking top honors with a time of 53:45. The registration lists saw a strong showing from Colorado Springs and of course the hometown racers, as well as front range riders. For complete race results: LINK.
“Ginormous THANKS to the crew at the Nordic Center and all the volunteers that made this race so great!” said race organizer Sterling Mudge via the Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series (LWMBS) Facebook Page.
The Tennessee Pass Night Jam is one of four unique and exciting races that are part of the LWMBS held in and around Leadville, Colo. Proceeds from the races benefit Leadville local bike club, The Cloud City Wheelers.
Vroom! High Riders Put on Great Show at SnowDrags
The Second Annual Leadville High Altitude Snow Drags Races were held at Mt. Massive Golf Course last Sunday, Feb. 8. It was a picture perfect bluebird day for the High Riders Snowmobile Club (HRSC), who sponsor event, bringing in snowmobilers from around the state, to compete for fun and prizes.
Contestants competed in a double elimination, divided into three classes: under 800cc, 800 class, and pro modified classes. For complete race results, check their official website.