Monday, July 22, 2013

Prepping for October - Looking back at 2012

Vin Kelley - hot dogging on last year's descent,
courtesy of M. Mujynya and
Organization for this year's race is well under way. We're sorting out a few stellar race-t options as I type this. It seems appropriate then to take a quick glance back at last year's race as October grows nearer.

We had fantastic weather for last year's run and an even better turnout of runners. The best in the twenty-eight year history of the race in fact. For this reason the annual donation to WINGS of America generated from the race was $1,000 - a highwater mark. What made this great confluence of events even more brilliant yet, was the overall victory by Dustin Martin, WINGS' current program director and first WINGS champion up at Big T.

More, you say? We've got more. We had 10 top-ten age group times put up last year, including a big new record in the W50-59 age group by Claudia Bergshon of Albuquerque. Vin Kelley (above) continued his assault on the M60-69 age group alltime list, and we had two new overall champions in Dustin Martin and Katie Gillen of Santa Fe.

Get excited about this fall's Big T. It's approach will be here quicker than a 2,000ft climb to the Sangre de Cristo ridgeline.

Related Information:
  - Prior year Big T results
  - Max's photos from last year's Big T