All posts by Mel Sirois

Senior Project

Read about running strong from a young age from club member Dylan Monti di Sopra. Go Dylan! We support you 100% and can’t wait to hear about Moab. We expect a race report.

 

My name is Dylan Monti di Sopra. I am a senior at Polaris Expeditionary Learning School and a XC/track runner at Rocky Mountain High School. Running has always been a passion of mine. Growing up, I remember joining my dad (Pascal Monti di Sopra) at his races, taking part in the kids’ races and loving it. I continued running in Elementary school, Middle School and all through High School.

At Polaris ELS we need to complete a Senior Project as part of our graduation requirement. With running being such a big part of my life, I decided I would base my project around my passion – I will be taking my running to the next level. I have signed up to run an Ultra Marathon in February – the Moab Red Hot 55K.

I have started a blog to tell my story and blog about my journey. It would be great, if you could share my blog site with the other members of the Fort Collins Running Club.

The blog name is:
“Dylan’s Senior Project – The road to running an Ultra”
www.dylansp.weebly.com

Member Spotlights

We have some members with great stories from this past week. Read below for what they shared with us.


Steve Mecklenburg ran the Silent Trails Memorial Race and placed 3rd in his age group!

See results and below is his priceless picture.


From Savannah (Savi) Brown, subject Encouragement:

Hi,  I’m a new member and my husband Chad has been trying to get me into running for quite some time.  My first ever event was the 4k at Rolland Moore. I was 3rd to start (after waiting an unintentional extra 30 seconds) and finished within the 20th to cross the line.

I tried not to compare myself to those who passed me, but was so appreciative to the many that saw my pain and gave me enthusiastic words of encouragement and support.  After finishing, I was surprised that after only a few minutes my breath was back to normal and the only pain I felt was in my foot from an injury a few weeks before.
My foot ended up swelling up enough for my first visit to a podiatrist who informed me that I had actually fractured my 3rd toe(where they flex within my foot) and my running had reversed the healing that was starting to take place.
What I’m saying is that I did it on a freaking broken foot! I don’t know if it makes me a bad ass or an idiot,  but I’m honestly looking forward to the go ahead to repeat the route and compare it.
Thanks for all who make up this great group of folks. I’m not sure how long I’ll be in ‘a boot’ or spectating, but I will be at all the events.

From David Huner:

So, I missed the first T&H run this season. I was out in Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada running the Royal Victoria Half Marathon. It was my first half in over three years, so I am very excited to have successfully completed it in spite of the the rainy, drizzly conditions. Great course along the waterfront, being at sea level may have helped. I finished in 1:35, was able to hang on to a 7:10 pace, good for 2nd in my 60 year old age div. Hoping there are more in my future. Look forward to the T&H in November.