Craig Kenworthy was doing a west coast trip a few weeks ago and figured out how to squeeze in a race. But, not just any race........................how about 5,600 feet of climb over 13.3 miles. Second only to Pikes Peak in vertical gain, the Mount Ashland Hill climb is in it's 32nd year of quad-busting, lung-searing, gut-puking fun.
With this area becoming a current hotbed of trail running activitiy, it's also a race that attracts some of the best of the US dirt and mud crowd - people like Erick Skaggs, Hal Koerner, Ian Torrence and Jenn Shelton. And, our very own Mr. Kenworthy.
Craig did the Big Sky proud with his 10th place overall (3rd place master) finish in 2:11:23.
See a good story in the local "rag" at http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090802/SPORTS/908020338
You can also see full results at http://www.mtashlandrun.com/results.html
I don't know. Makes a guy a bit nervous when someone from Bozeman is working so hard on big hill climbs like this. And, Bozeman is hosting the MT Cup. Does Craig know something that we don't about what the race course will be like this year? Ominous indeed!!!!
The Muddy Buzzard