Defn: a human male displaying evidence of devolution - exhibits distinctive "caveman-like" tendencies. This man often dribbles in public places; cannot drink a beverage without spilling it on himself, the floor or someone else; may also run into objects like lampposts & bushes; has a definite "sloopish & short legged" running style that is slow and low to the ground, often resulting in the dragging of knuckles.

These throwback neanderthals, along with their questionable diet, should clearly be avoided.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Pikes Peak Ascent Competitive Entries

Was looking over Pikes Peak stuff - trying to figure out how and if I am going to make it and ran across the Ascent competitive entry list with Mario Macias predicting a 2:03.  7 predictions to go under 2:10 include Max King, Michael Aish. 

Full prediction list has 40 people thinking they can go 2:30 or better including Tommy Manning, Simon Guterriez, Alex Nichols, Rickey Gates, Peter Maksimow.

Some Competitive entry bios

Is a possible course (2:01:06 Matt Carpenter) record ripe for the taking?  Makes me want to be at the Summit for the finish of these guys - would be incredible to see a few of them challenge it.

My guess is Rickey Gates for the win.
Fellow Kiwi Michael Aish - I've never met him - to come in second.
Mario Macias - 3rd
Max King - 4th
Simon Guterriez - 5th

As for me - don't wait at the top, I just want to beat the 6 1/2 hour cut off.  (But 4:30 would be ideal considering unable to train for 2 plus months prior).


  1. I think the most folks that have gone under 2:30 in the ascent was 12 ... last year, but that was with 3 or 4 guys going off course at the Pitt. That should be broken this year for sure (assuming all these guys show up and that the weather is good).

    I am going to say the CR stands though.

  2. Would be cool to see about 3 or 4 guys working their way up the last couple of miles separated by a few steps, fighting for first and with a shot at a CR.