Congratulations to the five female athletes for conquering Palomar Mountain’s Nate Harrison Grade on Saturday, January 9th and for setting the 3 WORLD RECORDS – FIRST, MOST and FASTEST up Palomar Mountain on the MSUB. The primarily off-road course climbed 4800 feet to the summit in 12.5 miles with an average grade of 8.2%, including some patches of snow and ice. Everyone put in inspiring performances, especially Rachelle Crumrine, mother of three, who absolutely smashed the course in a time of 1:53:48.
Here were their finishing times:
- Rachelle Crumrine 1:53:48
- Crystal Thakkar 2:09:35
- Denise Korenek 2:12:49
- Kelsie Baker 2:19:30
- Christine Aurigemma 3:08:51
Thank you athletes for inspiring us all. Something tells us this won’t be the last race up Palomar’s Harrison Grade. Also, thank you to Bill Pinnell for taking photos.