Kremmling’s Roadkill Run a hit with competitors
September 14, 2008
Seven-year-old Tyler Scholl took no prisoners Saturday.
“I went as hard as I could to the three-mile turnaround, and then I sprinted back,” he said, after winning the 3-mile, 14th Annual Roadkill Run in 23:13, and setting a new record for himself.
His sister, Tabor Scholl, 11, also was the first person to cross the finish line in the 5-mile run, at 37:05.
“I was happy to see the top of the hill,” she said. “I kind of sprinted on the last little part of the uphill and just came down easy.”
Tyler said the cool breeze felt good during the race, adding that it was “not too hot, not too cold.”
“I really enjoyed it,” said Tabor, who runs with the Middle Park High School Cross Country team. “It was fun.”
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Tyler planned to eat lunch and take a cool bath to “soothe” his muscles after the race.
The two train with their parents, Shawn and Stephanie Scholl of Parshall, who also ran in the Roadkill Run and directed it.
“Most of the stuff we usually do is together,” Tyler said.
“We do a lot of different things,” Tabor added.
Outside they work on hills and uphill; speed and technique at the track; and sometimes run on the treadmill and lift weights. Their parents limit them to running no more than five miles at a time, they said.
About 40 runners competed at the Roadkill Run, which included 3- and 5-mile runs and a half-marathon. The run took place on County Road 14, one mile north on U.S. Highway 40 from Kremmling.
Dave Mackey, 38, of Boulder won the half-marathon in 1:16:07.
“Turning around and coming downhill,” he said was his favorite part of the race. “It’s a grind to get up there.”
Mary Schuette, 34, of Steamboat was first the first woman to cross the line in the half-marathon run. She is in second place in the Steamboat Running Series.
“I haven’t been to this race before,” she said. “It was a good day. It was gorgeous ” it couldn’t have been more perfect.”
John Schlieken, 57, ran the five-mile race in 47:08.
“It was wonderful,” said Schlieken, who has been running for 40 years. “I just wanted to get out and get some mileage in. I feel bad for all the people who chose not to show up ” because this was fun.”
Afterwards he planned on eating burgers at the barbecue in Kremmling Town Square.
This was the third race in Kremmling’s Center of the Universe Trail Running Series and part of the Steamboat Springs Running Series.
The fourth race in the Center of the Universe Series, The Gore Grind, is set for Oct. 12. For more information about the series or to sign up visit http://www.runkremmling.com/goregrind.htm.
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