The Golden Ultra day 1 results: Blood and Climb

Top results for the first stage of the 2019 Golden Ultra

September 21st, 2019 by | Posted in Trail Running | Tags: , , , , , , ,

On Friday afternoon, fresh legs flocked to Golden, BC to kick off the 2019 Golden Ultra weekend, and we have top results. Runners toed the line for the vertical Blood and Climb stages–either as part of the 85K or 45K stage races, or as an independent vertical kilometre race. The Blood race runs up Kicking Horse Mountain Resort over 4.5K and gaining 1,050 metres, while the Climb race covers 3K with 750 metres of ascent.

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Start line feels for the climb ahead. Photo: Alicia Woodside

Blood Full Pint

Some runners in the full three-day stage race want to save their legs for the rest of the weekend. Other runners taste blood from when the gun goes off, and never look back. Regardless of how athletes are approaching the weekend, the results are already impressive.

Female
Kelsey Knoll – 58:52
Alicia Woodside – 1:05:29
Nicki Seaborn – 1:07:21

Male
Georg Jalkotzy – 54:35
Phillip Milner – 55:48
Charles Perrot-Minot – 56:06

Climb Half Pint

Female
Kathryn Durell – 37:33
Anna Koevoet – 38:11
Yvette Ballesteros – 40:49

Male
Tom Guiot – 29:48
Patrick Sperling – 36:04
Tyson Newell – 36:09

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on Day One. Photo: Alicia Woodside

Vertical Kilometre

Female
Kelsey Knoll – 58:52
Cathleen Bell – 1:05:16
Alicia Woodside – 1:05:29

Male
Jan Hruska – 48:46
Chris Cheremata – 53:10
Georg Jalkotzy – 54:35

This morning runners headed off for the Sweat (55K) and Conquer (32K) stages. The debut 113K ultra racers began with the Sweat runners, but will be adding on an extra 58K afterward. The new ultra distance also gains over 6,000 metres of climbing–running more like a 100-miler than a 100K. Full results can be found here.

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