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Discussion: 2010 Rocky Mountain Goat Results

in: The 2010 Rocky Mountain Goat (Sep 6, 2010 - Laramie, WY, US)

Sep 7, 2010 4:50 AM # 
Weather conditions: cool and windy at the start, with winds picking up as the day progressed until towards the end of the race the winds achieved extreme dust winds status, according to the official State of Wyoming Winds Classifications Table.

Game report: there was one non life threatening badger sighting and one mountain lion sighting (yes!). Also several racers noticed the curious occurance of a detached elk foreleg on a small stone right by one of the controls.

The Short Goat was 6.4 kms with 11 posts, while the official pre-race Long Goat was 13.2 kms with 21 posts. However, by actual race time the course setter had re-considered one control on the Long course which consisted mostly of a climb followed by a rocky descent, and the course setter ultimately decided to strike the control out of safety concerns, making the course about 13.1 kms long with 20 posts.

The map was exceptionally excellent (note: this section was provided by the mapper himself, so you should adjust for considerable amounts of bias.) As was the terrain. Of course, by definition, all terrain in Wyoming's Laramie Range is generally judged to be exceptionally excellent, even the occasional areas consisting largely of wide swaths of cow clipped, high altitude, short grass prairie terrain nearly devoid of any discernible details.

Fortunately, even though one control went missing before the race, during the race itself all controls were present and available for duty. There were numerous refreshment stops, liberally provisioned with delicious Mountain Dew, which is widely accepted as the most complete race drink yet to be devised by PepsiCo. And we think Dolly Parton would approve of that.

The overall winner was Leif Anderson, but after thorough review of all finishing racers, his race was marked down a few artistic points for exhibiting several unnecessarily gory shins, and Leif will be remanded to remedial O' attire school, wherein, among other things, one learns methods of properly girding one's shins to do battle with the sage.

Results follow.

2010 Rocky Mountain Goat, Long
1 Leif Anderson 82:10
2 Graham Baird 85:52
3 JP Ingebrigtsen 96:11
4 Mikael Backlund 104:17
5 Troy Bozarth 108:25
6 Ian Harding 111:43
7 Alison Campbell 123:02
8 Dennis Carney 123:26
9 Cristina Luis 123:48
10 Adam White 130:20
11 Mike Minium 130:33
12 Gavin Wyatt-Mair 139:56
13 Mark Parsons 140:03
14 Doug Berling 141:09
15 Orlyn Skrien 141:15
16 John Crowther 172:00
17 Joe Maffei 190:59
18 Brooke Mann 196:00
19 Bob Ellis 201:30
20 Ioana Sell 201:37
21 Peg Davis 215:02
22 Ardis Dull 219:35
23 Marina Keating DNF

2010 Rocky Mountain Goat, Short
1 Ulrika Backlund 55:36
2 Steve Levin 59:37
3 Ken Lotz 74:15
4 Carol Johnson 83:10
5 Steve Dornseif 85:34
6 Sheryl Lehman 99:15
7 Sam Listwak 107:48
8 Janie Peel 111:25
9 Randy Peel 111:26
10 Valentina Shcherbinina 128:40
11 Claire Kalman 140:20
12 Carol Nugent 140:29
Sep 7, 2010 5:25 AM # 
Ooh -- who saw the mountain lion, and where???
Sep 7, 2010 6:11 AM # 
Not sure where on the course it was, but it was Clair and Carol.
Sep 7, 2010 1:11 PM # 
Several of us also saw a bunny rabbit, which (as every Monty Python fan knows) can also be life threatening.
Sep 7, 2010 1:55 PM # 
I was about to ask was it white?
Sep 7, 2010 6:43 PM # 
Elk Leg?

"curious occurance of a detached elk foreleg" and "The Short Goat"

Surely not coincidence!
Sep 7, 2010 6:45 PM # 
There was also a fabulous cow carcass on the long course. It truly was a day where we could be AOWN.
Sep 8, 2010 8:06 PM # 
There were no pelicans in Pelican Bay. That is, unless pelicans are black and have 4 legs and go MOOO! As they seemed reluctant to move out of my path, I let loose a threatening shout of "BEEF - IT's WHAT'S FOR DINNER", and the herd reluctantly parted to let me pass.

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