Amazing how fast a year goes by...This Sunday, the fifth annual GORE-TEX® TransRockies run starts in Buena Vista and a record 370 runners will do battle to decide the fastest team in the country to race over 125 miles of mountain trails.
Over six grueling days, competitors will do battle over several mountain passes in the Rockies as they wend their way to the finish on August 26 in the Beaver Creek resort for what promises to be another epic finish.
2011 will be the second year of competition for Team EverymanTri.com. In 2010 the team entered the male over 80 division and for 2011 we are mixing it up with a co-ed team. Team leader Paul Shippey will have Lori Lyons by his side this year's race and is super excited about the prospect of racing in the mixed division.
A big thanks to our sponsors for making this happen again. Gore-Tex, GU Energy Products; Hydrapak, Road ID, Ryders Eyewear and EverymanTri.com.
The exploits of Team EverymanTri can be followed right here starting this weekend.
Photojournalist Paul Shippey is a former elite triathlete and endurance sports competitor. He is also the gear editor for EverymanTri. Shippey’s racing accomplishments are varied and include; Ironman SA, Comrades Ultra Marathon, Boston Marathon, ITU Worlds, Bar One Adventure Racing Series and the Nissan Xterra Series. The South African native is the owner of Automotive Media Solutions – an automotive marketing and PR firm in Denver. He is also a former professional driver and racing instructor.
Lori Lyons has over twenty marathons to her name, including Boston, and with the addition of trails to her training repertoire, has recently entered the smaller community of ultrarunning. She is an occasional triathlete with the half Ironman as a favorite distance. Lori is an LA-based, independent consultant in the automotive industry, and dedicated mother to her three year old son and four year old bulldog (neither of which want to run with her).
Click HERE to visit Lori and Paul's race blog.