Saturday, March 21, 2009

Chuckanut 50km 2009


today i volunteered at the chuckanut 50km as i have many times now. krissy and her crew, including her mom peggy put on a great race with an awesome vibe. this year was once again stacked with top notch talent, but the canadian montrail team crushed it! canadaaaaa!! (i'm waving my fist in the air right now). montrail canada team member aaron heidt won the mens race by a large margin with greg crowthler in 2nd and hal koerner 3rd. montrail canada team member elli greenwood who also won the orcas island 50km took the woman's race handily.

"the crew" - porsha, krissy and peg (oh and dagan who is not pictured)


top 3 males - hal koerner 3rd, greg crowthler 2nd, aaron heidt 1st



also check out glenn tachiyama's photos from the race - good stuff!

..and the bellingham times article on it.

10 comments:

Gary Robbins said...

Yeah CANAAADAAAA!! Right on Matt, good seeing ya again. Hope the Dr's can fix ya soon. Enjoy the ski tour tomorrow!
GR

Kurt said...

Great video Matt!! Glad to see I made the final cut! I sure looked better than I felt! Sure am hurtin today! Hope the backcountry was rippin and navigation was not an issue. Cheers,
Kurt

Ellie G said...

Awesome video Matt. Great to you you again and hope next time I see you are back out racing!

crowther said...

Very nice video! Too bad you missed my moment of glory, i.e., blazing through Aid Station #1 with the early lead.... As Aaron said, I just can't hack the single track!

Hart said...

gary - as always it was great to see and hang out with you. you have to come down and visit more often.

kurt your a machine!! congrats on your first 50km. so sweet.. oh and finishing with the red sox had - priceless.

ellie you are incredible. hopefully i can come up there and train with you crazy canucks soon. i find out wed my foots fate.

crowther - you got second! you can obviously "handle the singletrack". i saw you come through the aid station, gary and i were in the car that almost hit you!! sorry bout that but gary was driving and he's from canada so, ya know, i think they drive on the other side of the road or something. anyway awesome race. i love singletrack but i still would have been light years behind you. solid effort.

Aaron said...

Fun video Matt. To set the record straight what I really meant with respect to single track and Crowther is the single track was the only reason I beat him - and I am sure if he had a few more kms of the interurban trail the result would have been different. He went out and finished in blazing times - the fact that he has more than 17 minutes on me in a road marathon goes to show you what a beast he is.

Hart said...

aaron, please allow me to set the record straight - you guys are both fast as fuck!

Mark said...

What happened to the dude that ran into the aide station after he crossed the finish line?

Peter said...

I like your video, that is sweet, photos are nice, but a video is always better!

Hart said...

mark i think that guy ended up being just fine. i saw him sitting and chatting with people shortly after the fall.