Sunday, June 29, 2008

Xterra Snowbird 8K 2008

My dad and I ran in the Xterra Snowbird 8K this weekend. The elevation was a factor for both of us, not to mention the long uphill portions of the course. I was just happy for us to finish in the top 10 in our age groups without acquiring any injuries along the way--others weren't so fortunate. Of the 35-39 year olds, I came in 6th, with a time of 46:42. I was 18th overall.

My dad was the oldest runner there, finishing 2nd in the 60+ category. His time was 1 hour 7 minutes, and was 68th overall. There were about 80 runners total. After I crossed the finish line, I ran back to snap some shots of my dad coming in.
Mountain trails

Slippery snow bank

Home stretch

He scored some Xterra socks for being the oldest runner in the race.


Nichols Family said...

Congratulations to you and your Dad on the run! Glad you got to come to AZ to see your family. I know, the heat is crazy, makes me miss Utah (but only a little...I lived in Vernal, ha ha).

Anonymous said...

Good pictures and memories - thanks. Now I am famous. It was a good experience and removed a lot of the fear I had for speedgoat 50K. Now on to more training so I can finish that. Dad.

Allred's said...

Way to go Dad and Shane!