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).