MTC Weekly News: 10/5/2015

Here's the latest in trail running around Montana:
Jumping for joy at the Blue Mountain 30K - Credit: @margaretmenendez via Instgram

MTC Mount Jumbo Trail Work Party: Read all about the 10/10/15 (next Saturday) work event and get signed up here. Space is limited so if you're on the fence, better get on it. Should be a fun morning helping out on a local trail.

Crown Traverse: Missoulians Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote are closing in on Banff, Alberta, on foot after running from their front doors and venturing off into the mountains a few weeks ago. Whitefish photographer Steven Gnam joined them and will undoubtedly have some stunning images to share from this epic adventure. You can follow their location here. But if you haven't done it yet, check out their Instagram feeds for some spectacular ridge running shots.

Flagstaff Sky Race: An impressive bunch of Montanans made the trek down to Flagstaff this weekend for the U.S. Skyrunning season finale. Bozeman's Corrine Malcolm took 3rd among women in the 39K, Bozeman's Ted Farley finished 4th among men (5th overall) in the 39K, and Whitefish native Matt Shryock (now of Anchorage, AK) took 5th in the 55K. Kristina Pattison was also on hand to accept her second place award for the U.S. Skyrunning Ultra Series. Malcolm finished 4th overall in the Sky Series and Missoula's Forrest Boughner finished 5th overall in the Sky Series. Another impressive weekend for Montana athletes. Endurance sports photographer extraordinaire Myke Hermsmeyer was on hand and shared these images. Thanks Myke!

Since breaking onto the scene at this year's Bridger Ridge Run, Bozeman's Ted Farley is on a roll. Credit: Myke Hermsmeyer Photography 
He's an Alaskan now, but Matt Shryock is as Montanan as it gets. Credit: Myke Hermsmeyer Photography

Missoula's Forrest Boughner, running his 3rd Sky Race in less than a month, ended up dropping. Credit: Myke Hermsmeyer Photography
Bozeman's Corrine Malcolm moving steady on the steeps. Credit: Myke Hermsmeyer Photography

Blue Mountain 30K: Much closer to home, 100 lucky runners took part in this local event on some of Missoula's favorite running trails. Jeremy Scheid took the win followed by Greg Friedman in second, and Amy Friedman, fresh off her win earlier this month at Mount Helena, as top female in third overall. Jeffrey Friess finished third among men and fourth overall. The women's podium was rounded out by Debbie Gibson and Sharon Bywater-Reyes. Amy Friedman's winning time of 2:27:22 is solid. She won by 12 minutes and broke Nikki Kimball's course record by about 10 minutes.

Tuesday Run: A few of us are planning to run Sentinel on Tuesday at noon from the Clark Fork trout statues. The usual "Mountain Monday" run looks to be on hiatus for a while, so we'll probably mix things up this fall with updates on here and via our Facebook page.


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