Daily Archives: May 3, 2008
Last month I became a member of the newly-formed Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team. The team came about from an idea Scott Mason had to put together a nationwide, grassroots running team consisting of readers of his website that are dedicated to the sport of trail running. Scott, and co-director Tim, have lined up a great group of sponsors and the team is starting to roll.
What kind of runners make up the team? Olga said it best …this is a team for regular folks, mid-pack (ok, there are some at the front, some aspire to be at the front and some used to be there) … The important part – we get to be who we are! The exciting engaging communicating eyes-popped-hooray trail mountain ultra junkies! … the camaraderie is amazing! Look out for us at the races and say hi, we are YOU!
I am definitely in the aspiring to be at the front of the middle, or back of the front category. I’m in awe of my teammates’ accomplishments and hope to learn as much as I can from them. Having only been running for a year and a half, I’m very lucky to be part of such an amazing group! There are 17 runners in total, with representation from California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, New York, and New Hampshire. The ‘goats are everywhere!
Take a look at the team results and schedule. That is one serious list of races! I’m very happy to be part of the team and am looking forward to meeting everyone as we race together. It’s a great bunch of guys and gals – hats off to Scott and Tim for putting it together, and to our sponsors for lending their support!