Newbould, Goldstein claim wins

Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2005

 

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  Shelli Furlong hugs her son Brooks as he catches his breath in Friday┐s warm air following the Everything But the Red Run at Tsalteshi Trails behind Skyview High School. Photo by M. Scott Moon

Shelli Furlong hugs her son Brooks as he catches his breath in Fridays warm air following the Everything But the Red Run at Tsalteshi Trails behind Skyview High School.

Photo by M. Scott Moon

On a pleasant summer evening, Soldotna's Brandon Newbould toasted the field to win the fourth annual Everything But the Red Run Friday at Tsalteshi Trails.

Newbould, along with his canine training partner Dexter, completed the Tsalteshi Trails circuit in 18 minutes, 5 seconds, beating runner-up Aaron Dickson, a former Palmer High School standout, by 50 seconds.

"It's nice to run out here. These trails are where I put in a lot of my miles. It's fun. I know a lot of these people," Newbould said.

Indeed, the race atmosphere was quite genial as participants chit-chatted prior to the start and congratulated each other after finishing.

Dickson actually set the pace early in the race, but Newbould pulled to the front about halfway around the course, which this year measured just a smidgen longer than 5 kilometers. The course covers several of Tsalteshi's color-coded loops, but always avoids the red loop — which includes the biggest hill on the trail system — thus spawning the race's name.

Even without the red loop, Tsalteshi still has plenty of ups and downs to challenge runners.

"It was a good race and a good workout," said Dickson, who is serving at Solid Rock Bible Camp in Soldotna for the summer. "It kicked my butt on some of those hills."

 

Shelli Furlong hugs her son Brooks as he catches his breath in Fridays warm air following the Everything But the Red Run at Tsalteshi Trails behind Skyview High School.

Photo by M. Scott Moon

Dickson said it was fun to run with Newbould, knowing that if he faltered in the least, Newbould would break away.

Rachel Goldstein, another former Soldotna High School standout, was the top women's finisher, crossing the finish line in 24:12.

"It was great. It was a really fun training run," said Goldstein, who is a member of the Montana State cross-country ski team. "It's nice that the community puts something together like this. It breaks up the monotony of training."

Goldstein also was impressed with the improvements made to the trail system. In addition to preparations under way for the Arctic Winter Games next March, new sections of trail have been added over the past couple of years.

"I grew up running on these trails and skiing on them. It's nice to come back and see the improvements," Goldstein said.

Goldstein also noted that just about anywhere else in the country, a fee would be required for the use of a developed trail system. Goldstein expressed her appreciation for the volunteers who maintain the trails.

Goldstein said it was good to get in some competition over the summer, and nice to do it with people she knows.

"It's really relaxed. It's a bunch of people that always see each other out here, and a little competition isn't bad either. It keeps me in race mode a little bit," Goldstein said.

Everything but the Red Run

Friday at Tsalteshi Trails

5.1 kilometers

WOMEN

12 and under — 1. Freya Chay, 41:40. 13-17 — 1. Laura Rooper, 27:02; 2. Greta Joy Danielson, 33:29; 3. Maya Johnson, 33:30; 4. Maya Chay, 34:27. 18-25 — 1. Rachel Goldstein, 24:12; 2. Heather Lopez, 24:42; 3. Elisabeth Habermann, 45:21. 26-35 — 1. Katherine Bowers, 37:46. 36-50 — 1. Kristin O'Brien, 25:45; 2. Jeanne Carver, 27:53; 3. Candy Goldstein, 28:46; 4. Charlotte Harvey, 29:27; 5. Shelli Furlong, 30:39; 6. Elizabeth Scarlett, 30:44; 7. Tammy Strausbaugh, 32:37; 8. Penny McClain, 33:57; 9. S.J. Lee, 34:56; 10. Janel Gilles, 34:56; 11. Lisa Parker, 36:15; 12. Lisa Franzmann, 37:48; 13. Annette Pankoski, 37:48; 14. Karen Brewer, 38:06; 15. Bridgette Attleson, 38:17. 16. Trudy Saltz, 39:07; 17. Heidi Chay, 41:40; 18. Janice Habermann, 45:38. 51 and over — 1. Leslie Boyd, 37:57; 2. Maria Sweppy, 38:57; 3. Nanay Eoff, 1:01:02; 4. Alyson Stogsdill, 1:10:50; 5. Carol Freas, 1:10:54; 6. Bonnie Golden, 1:11:06.

MEN

12 and under — 1. Leif Danielson, 28:57; 2. Brooks Furlong, 30:40; 3. Kyle Scarlett, 30:40; 4. Scott Habermann, 45:20; 5. Collin Attleson, 1:01:31. 13-17 — 1. Tommy Honer, 24:09; 2. Wade Bowen, 37:44. 18-25 — 1. Brandon Newbould, 18:05; 2. Aaron Dickson, 18:55; 3. Adam Beach, 22:47; 4. Nick Horn, 36:15. 26-35 — 1. Mark Mench, 20:55; 2. Kent Peterson, 21:18; 3. Tim McFarland, 32:55; 4. Dane Gilmore, 42:21. 36-50 — 1. Jim Danielson, 21:23; 2. Marc Johnson, 24:55; 3. Pat King, 32:34. 51 and over — 1. Bill Coghill, 24:43; 2. Malcolm Rooper, 30:30; 3. Paul Knight, 32:45; 4. Alan Boraas, 35:54.



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