Thursday, September 24, 2015

Little Devil Fun Run

Th Grand County High School Cross Country Team will be hosting the second annual
 "Little Devil Fun Run"
All proceeds will go to support the high school cross country team. 
October 10th @ 9:00 am
Rotary Park 
One and Two Mile Distances 
Timed Event/Participant Ribbons/Treats 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Children with Hope 5K/10K

June 20th/Grand Junction Colorado
A number of our runners participated in the Children with Hope race this past Saturday. All runners put in an excellent effort and it was a great way to kick off the summer season. Results are as follows:
Ryan Lewis 19:54 10th Place Overall/7th in Age Division
Ryan Reed 23:25 20th Place Overall/10th in Age Division
Alex Lacey 24:00 24th Place Overall/12th in Age Division
Auburn Jackman 25:47 40th Place Overall/2nd in Age Division
Elisa Caezar 30:48 88th Place Overall/9th in Age Division
Samuel Hansen 44:37 4th Place Overall/2nd in Age Division
Tyrese Stash 49:37 11th Place Overall/3rd in Age Division
Kris Hackney 1:07 46th Place Overall/2nd in Age Division
We want to thank Kris Hackney, parent extraordinaire for helping us out in our time of need!

Monday, May 4, 2015

2015 Amasa 6.5 Miler

On May 1st, two Grand County Running Club members ran the Amasa 6.5 Miler.  The Amasa event is a local trail run, directed by Chris Martinez.  The event encompasses three runs (6.5 miles/9.5 miles/15.5 miles). 

Our runners have been training predominately on trails and have trained on parts of this race course throughout the last few months. The course is a difficult trail run that includes technical single track and a large portion of the race being uphill. 

Evan Ellison and coach Trish Hedin ran the race.  Their results are as follows.

Evan Ellison was 3rd overall/3rd male with a time of 56:20.  His time was the 9th fastest time clocked in the six years that the event has been run.

Trish Hedin was 6th overall/1st female with a time of 1:03:56.  Her time was the 4th fastest time clocked in the six years that the event has been run.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Moab Half Marathon and Five Mile

The runners and past runners of the Grand County Running Club made an impressive showing at the Moab Half Marathon and Five Mile this past weekend.  

Jayelen Knowles was the first female to cross the finish line in the five mile, an outstanding effort by this phenomenal runner! Jayelen crossed the finish line with a time of 37:41.  She is the first female and 15th overall in a field of 602 runners.  

Five Mile Results (Field of 602 Runners):  

Evan Ellison   1st in Age Group/5th Overall    31:54  
MacKay Wakefield   2nd in Age Group/13th Overall   37:25 
Ryan Reed   3rd in Age Group/26th Overall    39:13 
Tyrese Stash    5th in Age Group/30th Overall    39:36 
Josie Wakefield    14th in Age Group/357th Overall    58:24 

Half Marathon Results (Field of 2120 Runners): 

Jackson Knowles    1st in Age Group/70th Overall   1:32 
Cameron Wakefield    5th in Age Group/306th Overall   1:48 

Very proud of our runners! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring Session to Begin

Grand County Running Club to begin spring session.  Spring session will run from March 9th until May 2nd.  $25 Registration includes coaching three days per week, a running item embossed with Grand County Running Club and fees to sanctioned races once a month.  The GCRC meets Monday and Wednesday at the Aquatic Center at 4:00pm and Saturday mornings at the Acquatic Center at 8am.  Please come to our opening practice on March 9th and a registration form for the spring session will be provided.  

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sweet Heart Run - Valentine's Day 2015

We had only two runners from the Grand County Running Club participate in the Sweet Heart Run in Fruita Colorado on Valentine's Day 2015; however, both runners not only had a great race competitively, but beat their last year's PR by leaps and bounds.  Congratulations Evan & Tyrese. 

5K (434 Finishers/Average time 40:00) 

Evan Ellison 4th Place overall/1st in age division 20:00 (6:27 pace) 
Tyrese Stash 23rd place overall/4th in age division 24:45 (7:59 pace) 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Appleton Freezer

The Appleton Freezer that took place on January 24th in Grand Junction is a very small race, sponsored by the Mesa Monument Striders Running Club.  It is a fun race, in the fact that everyone is friendly, there are home-baked cookies, and it is very low-key.

We had two Grand County Running Club runners participate.  The temperatures were a bit chilly, with a stiff head wind causing the wind chill to drop dramatically and slow overall times for the day.  One of our runners came into the race feeling a bit sick, so we are happy to see her participate at all.

Evan Ellison came in with a time of 27:23 for the four mile course (pace of 6:51 per mile) and Jayelen Knowles posted a time of 32:01 for the four mile course (pace of 8:00 per mile).