Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Snow greets Redfish Lake Lodge runners

177 enjoy the holiday courses

It was a bracing and refreshing morning run in the Stanley Basin on Saturday, May 26 for the 177 participants in the second annual Redfish Lake Lodge Memorial Run on paved roads in the area around the lodge.

With temperatures hovering around 32 degrees Fahrenheit and early-morning snow coating the pine needles, the 13.2-mile half marathon and 10-kilometer and 5k runs took off from the lodge shortly after 10 a.m. and finished at the lodge.

There was light snow and winds during the event. That made the warm and toasty lodge even more appealing. Runners piled into the lodge for post-race hot chocolate, coffee and other refreshments.

Some of Idaho's best adult and youth runners took part.

Half-marathon winner was a 15-year-old up-and-coming Wood River High School distance runner named Alexis Gonzalez (1.27:41). The freshman won going away by nearly three minutes over Hailey's Ryan Yates, 30 (1.30:33).

Female winner of the 13.2-miler was Lauren Ryan, 23, of Pocatello (1.41:15). Hailey's Joanna Peters, 36, (1.45:38) was third female in the group of 53 half-marathon runners.

In the 10k race, Teton High School junior Caleb Moosman, 17, led the way in 38:28. Moosman had competed in the State 3A track and field meet over the May 18-19 weekend in Boise and was eighth kin the 3200m run and ninth in the 1600m.

Taking the women's 10k title in the field of 56 runners at the 6.2-mile distance was Ketchum's Angenie McCleary, 35, (44:22) ahead of second-place female Jessica Wasilewski, 32, of Ketchum (48:46).

Challis High School senior Tyler Jaszkowiak, 18, won the 5k event by over a minute—just one week after winning the State 1A 800m run and placing second in the 1600m event at Mountain View High in Meridian.

Meridian's Katy Kidd, 40, was the women's 5k champ ahead of the local 2-3 placing finishers, both at 25:40, of Darlene Young, 53, and Katherine Rixon, 39. There were 68 runners finishing the shorter distance.

Saturday start time for SV Half Marathon

The eighth annual Sun Valley Half Marathon and Team Relay are set for Saturday, June 2 at 9 a.m. starting and finishing the 13.2-mile course at the Sun Valley Resort Pavilion.

Race packets can be picked up Friday, June 1 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at The Elephant's Perch of Ketchum. Late registration is also available at that time. Timing chips and chipped batons will be offered during packet pick-up.

You can also retrieve your race materials Saturday morning from 7-8 a.m. at the staging area. Parking will be available in the lot across Dollar Rd. from pavilion.

In addition, a festive Kids' Zone will be open during and after the half marathon for family members of runners to enjoy. The kids' races will include several mini-race options. They will be staged at 11:30 a.m. around the Kids' Zone area.

Visit for more details.

Adams Gulch Run is June 9

The 35th edition of The Elephant Perch's Adams Gulch Run is Saturday, June 9 on a 4.2-mile course starting and finishing near the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood on Saddle Rd. across from the Wood River YMCA parking lot in Ketchum. It starts at 10 a.m.

Organizers will record finishing times at the end of the free family-oriented event. There will be no prizes given.

Last June, there were 54 runners paced by Colin Rodgers (26:06) and Makayla Cappel (32:07).

Redfish Lake Lodge Memorial Run results

May 26, 2012, the second annual 13.2-mile half marathon plus 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) and 5k races at Redfish Lake Lodge north of Ketchum. A total 177 runners (70 men, 107 women) including 53 in the half marathon, 56 in the 10k and 68k in the 5k. Top results listed by name with age and class finish (in parentheses), and then Wood River Valley-area runners. Finishing times in hours, minutes and seconds, and minutes and seconds for the shorter runs.



1—Alexis Gonzalez, 15 1.27:41

2—Ryan Yates, 30 1.30:33

3—Seth Goicoechea, 29 1.34:34

4—Jeff London, 36 (1) 1.36:03

5—Paul Daggett, 24 (1) 1.37:46

8—Dave Keir, 43 (3) 1.47:38

13—Alejandro Ponce, 33 (2) 1.56:45

18—Mark Cole, 49 (2) 2.31:41


1—Lauren Ryan, 23 1.41:15

2—Brittany Goicoechea, 26 1.42:40

3—Joanna Peters, 36 1.45:38

4—Kate Whitcomb, 31 (1) 1.52:12

7—Beth Stuart, 28 (3) 1.55:36

8—Gadrie Edmunds, 36 (1) 1.57:02

9—Annelies Ware, 42 (2) 2.00:02

12—Stephanie Olson, 41 (3) 2.05:04

13—Kristin Bigelow, 43 (4) 2.05:34

13—Gretchen Gorham, 46 (2) 2.05:34

22—Cathy Miller, 60 (1) 2.19:16

27—Kendall Nelson, 29 (13) 2.23:12

33—Annie Vandenberg, 44 (6) 3.02:12



1—Caleb Moosman, 17 38:28

2—Benjamin Black, 15 39:07

3—Erik Nordquist, 16 41:18

6—David Wright, 32 (1) 46:22

9—Stephen Vouch, 26 (3) 49:41

10—John Seiller, 45 (1) 50:36

16—Victor Vandenberg, 47 (3) 55:22

21—Ned Burns, 34 (6) 1.07:20

23—Robbie Miller, 62 (2) 1.26:17


1—Angenie McCleary, 35 44:22

2—Jessica Wasilewski, 32 48:46

3—Allison Bigsby, 36 52:08

5—Tricia Swartling, 46 (1) 53:13

12—Pia Shivdasani, 27 (3) 58:09

13—Leah O'Flynn, 27 (4) 58:30

14—Annie Alcid, 27 (5) 59:34

17—Sarah Torres, 39 (2) 1.03:02

24—Cathy Nikolaisons, 44 (5) 1.13:26

33—Sara Burns, 35 (12) 1.33:04



1—Tyler Jaszkowiak, 18 19:19

2—Nathan Nordquist, 13 20:25

3—Gabe Sanchez, 28 23:43

9—Arnulfo Gonzalez, 36 (4) 26:15

16—Isaac Gonzalez, 10 29:37

18—Jack Sept, 63 (2) 29:59


1—Katy Kidd, 40 25:09

2—Darlene Young, 53 25:40

2—Katherine Rixon, 39 25:40

8—Gretchen Basen, 52 (1) 29:12

11—Kara Ambrose, 39 (1) 29:32

12—Sarah Kolash, 30 (3) 30:00

14—Anna Edwards, 32 (4) 31:55

31—Kristy Kuntz, 31 (9) 39:00

36—Alli Burns, 34 (12) 45:30

39—Lindsay Wirfs, 24 (9) 45:43

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