This past weekend Platte Valley Invite was a great opportunity for EPXC athletes to test themselves against most of the teams in our league and region. There were some excellent individual performances, but our overall team finishes were impaired by a large number of absences. With a full and healthy roster, there is no doubt that EPXC will improve on the overall 3rd and 5th place finishes for the girls and boys teams respectively in regional and league competitions 2 weeks from now.
Among the more notable performances on the day were new life time PRs from Paul (-3s), Zoe (-27s), Hayden (-34s), and Sam (-42s)! EPXC also witnesses season PRs from Skylar, Piper, Eric and Blake. Course PRs from Finn and Harrison. And three top 10 finishes from Dylan, Finn, and Lily who was 1st place overall in the girls varsity race.
A big 'Thank You' to the Basch family for hosting this week's team dinner, to the Robinson's and Feree's for filling the snack bin, and to everyone who made the drive down to Kersey to support the team.
We have a busy week ahead, please read carefully and mark your calendars.
Loveland Marathon Aid Stations Tomorrow / Sunday (9-25):
EPXC will be responsible for managing the first two aid stations of the Loveland Marathon on US 34 again this year. It's an early start but a short overall volunteer time commitment. Please try to make it out tomorrow morning and dress warm (coat, pants, hat, gloves). See you bright and early!
5:55am Meet in Safeway Parking Lot
6:00am Depart from Safeway Parking Lot
-Aid Station #1 @ Mile 3
-Aid Station #2 @ Mile 4.2
6:30am Marathon Start Time
7:30am Clean up aid stations and go back to sleep.
EPXC 3rd Annual Color Run (9-30):
The 3rd Annual Estes Park Color Run will be held on Friday September 30th at 4pm. There is still time to register and get a pair of sunglasses and t-shirt. If you'd like to run this year and haven't registered, please do so before tomorrow (9-25) at 4pm. Click to register http://www.estesparkxc.com/colour-run-15/
Salida Meet Schedule (10-1):
Many of you have been asking about the schedule for the Salida meet next weekend on Saturday. EPXC will be running an unlimited girls and boys varsity roster in each race then hitting the road immediately to return with enough time for our athletes to make homecoming preparations. See schedule:
5:00 am Depart EPHS (4hrs)
8:00 am Check-in begins
9:00am Arrive in Salida
9:00 am Middle School Girls (unlimited runners)
9:30 am Middle School Boys (unlimited runners)
10:00 am High School Girls (unlimited runners)
10:45 am High School Boys (unlimited runners)
11:30am Depart Salida
4:00-4:30pm Return EPHS (4.5hrs) *No Lunch Stop
EPXC has a very full week ahead of us. In the next seven days we have the Loveland Marathon, the "Michigan" workout, the Color Run, Salida meet, and Homecoming. Please get caught up on homework today and tomorrow and get to bed early these next two evenings; especially since we have an early start tomorrow. This week will be much more enjoyable and manageable if you are prepared do what you need to this weekend. Looking forward to an exciting week!