Amazing how fast a year goes by...This Sunday, the fifth annual GoreTex TransRockies run starts in Buena Vista and a record 370 runners will do battle to decide the fastest team in the country to race over 125 miles of mountain trails.
Over six gruelling days, competitors will do battle over several mountain passes in the Rockies as they wend their way to the finish on August 26 in the Beaver Creek resort for what promises to be another epic finish.
2011 will be the second year of competition for Team EverymanTri.com. In 2010 the team entered the male over 80 division and for 2011 we are mixing it up with a co-ed team. Team leader Paul Shippey will have Lori Lyons by his side this year's race and is super excited about the prospect of racing in the mixed division.
'It's going to be interesting to see how my new partner Lori Lyons copes with this race. Coming from sea level can be a challenge, but Lori is super-strong both physically and mentally, so I think we are going to have a great race, against some new competitors this year. "TransRockies is one of those incredible events a competitor will never forget and for Lori to have the opportunity to experience this amazing race, is exciting."
A big thanks to our sponsors for making this happen again. Gore-Tex, GU Energy Products; Hydrapak, Road ID, Ryders Eyewear and EverymanTri.com.
The exploits of Team EverymanTri can be followed at EverymanTri.com and on this blog site for the duration of race week.