Another cool thing with TransRockies, especially for a fan of the sport, is that there are tons of elite ultra and mountain running gurus competing against you during the day and then hanging out with you at night having dinner or hanging around the camp fire.
|Hanging around the camp fire. |
(Photo Credit: Kevin Arnold/Courtesy TransRockies)
Now it is hard to tell who is on what team because the entry list only shows the team leader with the team name/division and the other team members are listed below that in alphabetical order but with no team affiliation. However through some trial and error you can guess which runners are running together...and of course seeing a couple articles helps too!
Here are some of the teams and individuals that are running TransRockies, but I can't list them without a disclaimer stating that I could be wrong with some of these match ups! (?) Denotes a guess.
Max King - Andy Martin - Defending Champions (Open Men)
Anna Frost - Rickey Gates - Team Salomon (Open Mixed)
Nikki Kimball - Tracy Garneau - The North Face Betties (80+ Women)
Peter Maksimow - Alex Nichols - Colorado Runner / Inov-8 (Open Men)
Sean Meissner - Jill Perry - FootZone/Finger Lakes Running (Open Mixed) (?)
Sabrina Moran - Amy Lane - Team inov-8 GORE-TEX (Open Women) (?)
Jason Wolfe - Mike Smith - Team Run Flagstaff (Open Men)
Ian Torrence - ??? - Pearl Izumi/Nathan (Open Men)
Sara Wagner - ??? - Flagstaff SALOMON (Open Mixed)
Gordy Ainsleigh of Western States fame will also be there competing!