Hot Time, Summer in the Trophy SeriesRacking up points in the 2012 Trail Runner Trophy Series Presented by GORE-TEX
With a little over four months left in the 2012 Trail Runner Trophy Series, we’ve tallied points from 42 race results (received by June 7).
Leading the men’s Ultra Division is Jeremy Bradford of Denver, Colorado, who most recently completed the Rocky Mountain Double Marathon in Laramie, Wyoming, on July 27. Despite relentless wind, Bradford says it was an enjoyable day. Due to the multiple-out-and-back format of the course Bradford was able to see and cheer on his wife (who was running her first marathon), other friends and racers.
His win, though, was a surprise. “Looking at past performances for that course, I really did not expect to place so well,” says Bradford, who clocked the 12th fastest time in history on the course, 8:19:05.
“In the first out-and-back, at least 15 people were ahead of me. I was shocked to find out that everyone ahead was actually in the marathon. From that point on, it was all I could do to hang on to first. Second place was gaining on me considerably in the last 13 miles.” The second place finisher finished than five minutes back.
Next up in the series for Bradford? South Dakota’s Black Hills 100 Mile on June 23.
Photo by Frank Sikora