The LWP (Lady Wolf Pack) heard their calling and headed to the mountains, strutting that sweet baby blue up 7.6 miles and 4,500 feet to the summit of Mt. Washington.
Abby Mahoney lead the charge, finishing in 5th place (1:25:49), followed closely by our top masters runner Dawn Roberts in 8th place (1:27:28). Ashley Krause fought her way to the top with a new Washington PR to finish in 1:28:46 and good for 11th place. These three were strong enough to place 2nd place in the Open Women team division (and top 25 team performance in the 53-year race history).
The ladies were joined by several first-time mountain runners, including Annie Parades (1:38:56), Vanessa Diana (1:50:46, 2nd WMDP masters finisher) and Janet Aronson (1:51:32, 3rd WMDP masters finisher).
The men’s team sent three runners up the mountain for a breath of fresh air. They took one look around and decided that it is their territory for the taking next year. All three men were fresh off great races at the recent Hollis 5k race, but figured that 36 hours of recovery is plenty. Weekend total elevation: 4,500 feet up, 220 feet down. Sean Duncan challenges the throne of the People’s Champ by finishing first Wolf now two races in a row, pacing the wolf pack with a sub 1:10 finish, good for 20th place. Finishing just behind him was John Messer finishing in 1:12:02 and Ivan Codero in 1:19:48.
Mt. Washington: 0
Your mountain is waiting…