The 2012 Trek is in the books and Team Bike Masters had a great showing again this year. This year the team consisted of Daren K, Brad H, Dale R, Dan H, and Dave N, 3 first timers and 2 veterans. We finished 4th out of 47 teams in the community team division, only 3 seconds behind the 3rd place team. Ivan Marsh was the winner again this year, his 5th straight victory.
Full results can be found here: Race Results
The 1593 participants who made it up the 40 floors (870 steps) received a medal (pictured above), a towel and a much needed bottle of water. We were allowed to look out the windows at the top of the First National Building for a few minutes before the elevator ride back down. Whole Foods supplied yogurt, bananas and drinks for the climbers after their race.
This is an unusual event because there isn’t a way to train that replicates race conditions. It is harder on the lungs and throat than it is on the legs, the legs recover in a few minutes but the persistent “climbers cough” sticks with you for a day or so.
Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped put on the event , without them there would be no Trek.
Registration for the 2013 Trek Up The Tower Opens November 1, 2012. The field was full in less than 2 weeks this year so if you are interested in doing this event sign up early.