Sunday, July 20, 2014

Annual "Active Spectating" at the SpeedGoat 50K at Snowbird UT with Photo Album

I was lucky enough to be recruited by Bryon Powell and Meghan Hicks of iRunFar to help with coverage of the SpeedGoat 50K at Snowbird. I was joined by Park City running friends Jason and Stuart. We left the base and fast hiked over Hidden Peak at dawn.
Gad Valley at dawn
Our post was at the bottom of Mineral Basin, the Larry's Hole aid station. The runners came through Larry's twice at about 10 and 20 miles.
Jason and Stuart Ready to Report for

And the real Larry was there running a first rate aid station with anything a runner could want on a day that turned hot for the slower runners.

Larry and his crew took care of everyone!
Sage Canaday (Hoka) reaching for his bottle to refill at this cup free race.

Sage Canaday took the $1000 prime for first over the top of Hidden Peak at about 8 miles and led the rest of the way in a commanding performance. He was wearing the Hoka Huaka I like so much and reviewed here. He was hard to catch on film or on foot. So fast!

Kasie Enman (Salomon) 
Kasie Enman, a world mountain champ from Vermont, in her first Ultra, came through Larry's in the lead at 10 and 20 but in the end the incomparable Anna Frost from New Zealand took the win.

Anna Frost (Salomon)

Working her way through the field, ultra road specialist Ellie Greenwood moved up to take 3d place.

Kasie Enman (Montrail)

Many runners had a neat temp course elevation tattoo 

Back at the top of Hidden Peak we found this wild Red Bull truck. Red Bull is a sponsor of the race. We got some... 
Ultra legend and Race Director Karl Meltzer and Sage Canaday at the finish
Many more pictures at this iCloud Album. (125 pictures)
iRunFar's results coverage here

My 2013 SpeedGoat 50K post here
My 2012 SpeedGoat 50K post here 

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