Thursday, September 2, 2010

Local duo completes TransRockies run

Here's an excerpt from a follow-up e-mail I received this week from Ken Bansemer, who recently completed the Gore-Tex TransRockies Run with friend Lynn Pettus (I blogged about them last month here):
"Wanted to share with you that Lynn and I completed the TransRockies Run last Friday! Ended up being about 118 miles over the six days, in nothing but beautiful weather (if not cold at night in the tents, with temps in the 30s). Finished in about 29:18 – good enough for 11th out of 21 in our age group. We had an absolute blast and would recommend this to anyone – the support crew was simply amazing and went out of their way to make all the runners feel comfortable. Great scenery, awesome trails, great mountains to climb and descend – couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
"We were able to make sure everyone out there knew about Emmah and our fundraising. Emmah’s parents (Jeff and Julie) did in fact make it there for the finish and were able to celebrate the moment with us.
"I continued to blog about it in the week leading up to and the days of the race, and have a few more posts to put up over the upcoming days. So if you want a recap, it can be found at"