Roundtop R.O.X. 2014 Ultra Race Results:

Roundtop R.O.X. Ultra Race Results 2014
Sun. Nov. 2. Vado, New Mexico.
Narrow single-track trails and old jeep roads at 4,200>4,420′.
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33.4 Mile (53.8Km)

1. Peter Livingstone, 50, Las Cruces, NM 6:11:41 C.R.
2. Silas Peterson, 38, Santa Fe, NM 7:19:09
3. Kathy Kirsling, 65, Tijeras, NM 7:50:47 (C.R., 1W)
4. Dr. Kelly Perky Garcia, 48, Albuquerque 8:54:35 (2W)

(6 starters)

27.1 Mile (44Km)

1. Catherine Pinkston, 30, Illinois 5:49:14 (1W)
2. Eduardo Huereca, 39, Ciudad Juarez, CHIH 6:04:11
3. Ulises Ricoy, 38, Espanola, NM 7:00:53

(4 starters)

The day and event was a success: nobody took a wrong turn/ got lost, nobody got hurt, nobody got overly dehydrated, the sleepy rattlesnake in the trail did not bother anyone, the many HUGE horned toads/ frogs did not get stepped on by anyone, and the runners and support crews all had good things to say about the course and races.

The particular 6.35 mile out-back section of the Sierra Vista Trail (a 35 mile long trail connecting El Paso, TX with Las Cruces, NM) we used featured a little bit of everything: deep, wooded arroyos, high flat grasslands with plenty of grazing cows, serpentine, narrow single-track trail through brushy high desert, and a well-stocked turnaround aid station on the slopes of Bishop Cap/ Balsam Cap Ridge which allowed 50 mile views of mountains in three states and two countries (as well as a clear view of the cars and start/ finish area 3 miles away!).

Thank you to all the ultra runners as well as the competitors in the companion shorter races who came out on a day that started out hot and sunny and ended up with continuous passing thunder/ lightning storms.

We hope all these great runners will come back Jan. 31st for the 5th annual Sugarloaves’ Ultra Vista (S.U.V.) that starts and finishes in the same spot, but which features trails going in several different directions as well as fancier aid and prizes.

Best wishes to all runners around the globe,

Mark and Helen and Family

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