Monday, September 1, 2003
Labor Day "RUN TO THE TOP"
8 miles to get from 6,000 feet to the top at 10,000 feet!

Welcome Runners!
Dr. Chuck Sohaskey & Michelle at 7 AM at the starting line.

This was the first time Michelle ran this event.  There were 559 competitors.

Dr. Alec Hull and Michelle
Chuck and Alec
Up the desolate backbone trail.
Always up.
Getting near the top.
Wow!  Some SNOW left over from last year!
Dr. Alec Hull at the top. 

Alec was 2nd place in the 35 - 39 age group (out of 66) and was 15th overall.

Michelle and Gregory McPheron at the 10,000 foot summit. 

Michelle finished in 1 hour and 41 minutes and earned 3rd place in her age division. 

Charles with his buddies!  Happy finishers.

L-R David Wathen 2:07, Gregory McPheron 2:12 and Charles Felix 2:10 (Little Michelle beat all these strong guys!)

Runners can ride the chairlift after running half way down where the awards ceremonies are held.
Michelle, Chuck and Alec didn't want to wait in the long line for the chair lift ride down and opted for more good hill training for the upcoming BULLDOG 50k on the following Saturday - just 5 days later!
Alec, Michelle and Chuck back at the bottom.

Chuck finished in 1:29 for 7th place in the 40 - 44 age bracket (47th overall).

Michelle with her 3rd place award.

 Doug Malewicki DMalewicki@cox.net

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