Time Trials

Every other Thursday evening we meet for a handicap time trial ascent. Towers Road is the usual route but we occasionally run Horsetooth Rock, and there has also been talk of taking the time trials to other popular ascents in the area, including Arthur’s Rock, Greyrock, and Round Mountain.

**The 4/19 time trial will be held on Horsetooth Rock starting from the upper Horsetooth Trailhead at 6pm.

Unless we announce otherwise, this is the regular Towers Time trial plan:

Start: Soderberg Trailhead at Horsetooth (The lower trailhead off of Shoreline Dr)
Time: 6pm is the standard 50min ascent start. If you think you need more time to get to the top, plan to start out a little earlier.

Everyone starts out based on their best estimated ascent time with the goal of getting everyone to the top at approximately the same time. After we regroup at the top, we jog back down at a casual pace.

The official Towers start is the trailhead sign next to the bathrooms. The finish is the corner of the building across the clearing at the first set of towers (left fork at the top). The route is 3.4 miles to the top with about 1,700ft of climbing.

Vert Stats:

Start: 5459′
Finish: 7146′

Vertical feet per half mile:

0 – .5 (Swan Johnson Trail + a tiny bit of Towers) = 89′
.5 – 1 = 341′
1 – 1.5 = 301′
First full mile on Towers = 642′

1.5 – 2 = 278′
2 – 2.5 = 128′
Second full mile on Towers = 406′

2.5 – 3 = 350′
3 – 3.4 = 195′
Last .9 on Towers = 545′

More Towers stuff from the archives here.

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Towers Top times:

Sam Malmberg: 28:32
Nick Davis: 29:09
Brian Erb: 29:12
Nick Clark: 29:20
Eric Bergman: 29:37

Masters – Brian Erb: 29:12

High School – Caleb: 31:58

Women

Jenn Malmberg: 34:05
Stephanie Lynn: 34:30
Sarah Hansen: 36:10
Maggie Flanagan: 37:00
Cherilyn Sackel: 37:07

Masters – Marie-Helene Faurie: 39:32

Top Dog – Clyde: 30:45

Horsetooth Top Times (From Upper lot by trailhead map to summit by any (on-trail) route of your choosing)

Sam Malmberg: 23:41
Nick Clark: 23:42
Nick Davis: 23:45
Pete Stevenson: 25:42
Scott Slusher: 27:25

Women

Jenn Malmberg: 29:40
Stephanie Lynn: 27:01
Mary Boyts: 33:44
Cat Speights: 34:49
Kristina: 34:49

2011 Towers & Horsetooth TT Times

Complete 2012 Time Trial Results

NameTowers PR12-Jan26-Jan9-Feb23-Feb9-March22-March 5-April3-May17-May31-May14-June (Round)28-June12-July26-July09-August23-August13-Sept27-Sept11-Oct
Aaron Marks0:35:34Gold*0:36:34
Alanna0:50:31
Alex Alvarez0:38:07
Alex Clayton0:43:00
Alexina0:54:00
Alex May0:35:030:49:040:42:081:01:460:48:340:42:480:37:070:35:300:35:030:39:400:35:480:36:240:36:190:45:07
Alison Seabeck0:49:300:49:30
Amy0:42:00
Andrew S0:43:460:46:030:43:460:45:01
Andy C0:54:320:54:32
Arren0:47:20
Barb H0:51:440:51:44
Bard Parnell0:39:29
Beth Hyland0:43:550:45:440:45:20
Bill0:54:01
Brad Wells0:37:500:37:50
Brent B0:36:32
Brent W0:37:49
Brian B0:37:580:58:490:47:100:40:550:39:240:37:58
Brian Erb 0:29:120:29:12
Brian K0:37:12
Brian Stefanovic0:37:570:38:48gold *0:52:300:46:300:41:250:38:580:39:180:41:300:43:000:41:50
Brian Walter0:44:520:53:050:51:271:08:000:57:310:52:390:46:05gold *0:53:300:51:050:49:130:53:300:53:450:53:270:54:170:56:240:56:08
Caleb0:31:580:31:58
Carson0:40:18
Cat Speights0:41:480:48:18Gold*0:42:190:42:010:42:380:41:480:46:000:45:010:42:08
Celeste O'Connor0:44:23
Cherilyn Sackal0:38:190:38:280:40:000:41:500:43:21
Chris?0:38:50
Chris C0:35:53
Chris Hinds0:40:110:43:300:48:181:00:170:44:090:43:400:43:440:44:100:46:400:45:000:47:060:43:300:47:07
Chris K0:43:21
Chris S0:38:260:40:15
Corrie S0:50:15Gold*0:56:000:56:ish0:55:200:53:590:52:580:53:030:51:420:50:150:50:400:51:20
Craig Nagel0:41:310:41:310:41:04
Dakota Jones0:30:30
Dan?0:42:05
Dana0:43:58
Dan Blackenchip0:44:56
Dan Burnett0:41:210:41:55
Dan Jones0:35:58
Dan L0:41:000:41:00
Danny0:44:30
Dave Seabeck0:38:001:04:400:46:550:43:08
Dave T0:44:47Gold*
David Kennedeck0:35:000:35:000:35:29
Debi Powell0:57:230:57:23
Dennis Vanderheiden0:35:340:35:34
Diana Hassel0:42:09
Don0:44:06
Doug Nash1:01:20
Dustin0:40:56
Ean May1:01:42
Eddie0:32:37
Eddie Metro0:38:33
Elijah0:35:470:39:370:38:110:36:510:35:470:38:47Gold*0:36:00
Elizabeth0:44:40
Ellen Silva0:42:090:45:000:44:350:42:090:43:560:42:49
Emmet Costen0:43:110:43:11
Eric0:38:15
Eric Bergman0:29:37
Eric S0:42:200:42:520:42:200:45:24
Erlend0:31:360:31:360:31:38
Felix Wong0:36:09
Florian Fiebig0:44:030:44:03
Forrest0:36:4000:36:40
Fred Abramovic0:47:20
Gareth M0:43:450:45:040:44:030:44:340:43:45
Glen Garner0:40:560:42:020:43:320:42:520:46:410:45:190:43:440:40:56
Glenn Pierce0:39:48gold *0:45:390:42:540:42:54
Grant0:37:550:38:450:44:54
Greg0:49:55
Guy0:35:000:35:00
Heather0:52:00
Jaime0:55:00
Janet0:42:12
Jason Sagan0:42:40
Jean Marie0:54:00
Jeff K0:37:43
Jeff Seligman0:36:490:44:00Gold*
Jen J0:43:240:45:040:43:24
Jenn B0:54:30
Jenn G0:43:360:43:360:44:070:45:47
Jenn Malmberg0:34:050:39:270:35:580:40:000:41:50
Jenn S0:51:12Gold*Gold*
Jerry0:50:00
Jessie Wilburn0:41:060:45:200:48:120:41:06
Jim Stanley 0:49:320:49:320:43:34
Jo0:54:01
John C0:43:570:43:57
John Clark0:50:00
John F0:40:58
John Korfmacher0:37:320:43:060:53:040:47:210:38:070:37:320:41:270:39:46
John W0:36:00
Jonathon Garcia0:30:050:30:05
Jon Haukaas0:44:330:44:33
Jordan0:46:55
Joselyne Perry0:52:40
Josh0:50:30
JT0:42:00
Julie1:02:00
JZ0:38:45
Kadie0:48:04
Karin Rager0:47:110:47:11
Katie Robinson0:42:100:52:010:49:251:15:000:56:290:48:300:45:110:43:300:47:090:48:340:43:070:43:250:42:100:46:02
Kelly Christiansen 0:29:460:29:46
Kevin Castle0:47:250:47:25
Kevin H0:39:540:50:240:43:41
Kevin Labus0:32:02
Kirsten0:57:300:57:30
Kristel Liddle0:44:150:44:15
Kristina0:42:420:46:070:42:42
Kyle Fanning0:33:080:34:430:42:110:34:130:34:55
Kyle Gilliam 0:45:27046:300:45:27
Lance0:47:00
Lane Eskew0:44:420:46:560:44:49
Laura Backus0:39:370:42:57
Lauren AndersonGold*Gold*
Lee Anderson0:48:420:48:42
Lee Roberson0:34:400:39:030:36:520:34:40
Leora Garcia0:38:200:39:270:40:050:38:20
Lila H0:43:080:44:050:43:080:44:02
Lilly Peterson1:03:00
Lindsay Martin0:45:470:45:47
LucasGold*Gold*
Maggie Flanagan0:37:000:37:000:37:53
Marie Faurie0:39:32gold *
Marji Nash1:20:00
Mary Boyts0:40:04gold *0:42:16Gold*Gold*0:41:060:44:000:41:130:41:040:40:040:42:21
Mary Gilbert1:10:591:10:59
Matthew Freeman0:41:440:41:44
Matt J0:38:020:40:000:38:400:38:020:44:000:42:230:40:18
Meagan IrvineGold*Gold*
Melissa Wren0:51:42Gold*0:51:420:61:01Gold*Gold*
Mike C0:39:08
Mike E0:42:150:48:180:52:200:44:280:43:520:42:400:42:15
Mike Hinterberg0:31:000:31:430:31:000:31:08
Mike L0:40:300:42:15
Mike Le0:44:00
Mike M0:41:140:43:55
Mike N0:35:45
Mike R0:40:140:42:550:40:14
Mike T0:45:06
Mindy Ch0:50:00
Mindy Clarke0:49:210:52:060:53:57Gold*0:58:06Gold* Gold*Gold*
Mitch Wood0:43:200:43:20
Molly Gutilla1:01:02
NatalieGold*Gold*
Nick Clark0:29:200:38:000:32:250:39:390:34:050:29:330:29:370:29:200:31:030:52:100:36:540:32:530:31:010:35:200:31:400:33:17
Nick Davis0:29:090:29:590:29:300:29:170:29:230:35:200:29:09
Nick Michaelson0:34:55
Nicole0:42:00
Pablo0:42:55
Peter Parker 0:48:380:48:38
Pete Stevenson0:31:310:41:470:35:220:59:360:45:000:40:230:35:210:31:31Gold*0:41:270:35:520:34:550:42:240:36:260:40:50
Philip Jones0:39:100:39:10
Ramon0:44:110:48:560:48:150:48:270:45:570:46:430:45:000:45:340:44:520:48:000:45:230:46:200:44:11
RayGold*Gold*
Rob B0:41:15
Robert G0:55:000:55:00
Ron0:44:34
Ron Michaels0:49:29
Ross0:45:00
Ryan Burch0:29:500:32:30Gold*Gold*0:36:450:31:150:29:570:29:500:38:570:38:000:35:50
Ryan Schaap0:40:000:45:000:51:000:40:000:42:000:43:000:43:000:44:000:40:35
Sam Malmberg0:28:320:35:000:28:510:34:000:30:450:32:410:29:240:31:31
Sarah Hansen0:36:10
Shannon Price0:34:150:39:410:40:200:34:150:36:230:38:500:40:130:35:490:38:490:41:00
Shaun Blair0:43:290:45:130:48:13
SimmonsGold*gold*gold*
Slusher Scott0:31:000:44:250:35:22
Steph Lynn0:34:280:43:300:36:481:00:270:42:400:34:300:43:44Gold*0:47:100:34:280:44:30
Steve G0:58:30
Steve Saleeby0:30:330:30:33
Tim Burns0:42:270:42:27
Tim Burrell0:35:060:35:06
Tim Erickson0:46:330:50:470:54:000:49:340:46:33
Tina0:40:270:49:100:44:501:20:000:43:24
Tom Fisher0:42:000:42:000:42:00
Tom K0:48:55
Tony M0:43:300:46:000:44:55
Tori Royle0:55:060:55:060:58:01
Travis0:40:59
Uadynn Powers0:57:000:57:00
Victoria Funk0:39:140:39:14
Will Hickey0:34:440:35:350:34:44
Woody0:44:30
Zach Kauffman0:38:280:55:000:40:000:38:28
Horsetooth Time Trial results from 2012.
NameHorsetooth PR19-April30-Aug
Aaron0:27:580:27:58
Alex M0:33:02
BrettGold*
Brian S0:32:50
Brian W0:39:06
Cat0:34:490:34:49
Celeste0:42:53
Chris C0:30:59
Chris H0:33:410:33:41
Dave Seabeck0:32:40
Dave T0:37:52
Diana H0:37:52
Lane0:38:45
Kristina0:34:490:34:49
MarleneGold*
Mary B0:37:53
Mindy ClarkeGold*Gold*
Mike Hint0:28:02
Mike Min0:35:00
Nick Davis0:24:450:24:45
Nick Clark0:23:420:23:42
Pete0:25:420:25:42
Phil A0:36:14
Ron0:39:52
Ryan B0:29:30
Shaun0:37:30
Steph0:27:010:27:01
Sam Malmberg0:23:410:23:41
Will Hickey0:28:400:28:40

3 thoughts on “Time Trials

  1. I ran 29:47 for a single ascent at 24 hours of Towers in 2011 and was 40 at the time. Do I have to do it at an official time trial to claim the record? I’ll come out one night this spring when the snow melts if need be.

  2. Brian – did you time from the trailhead? Where did you top out?

    No need to prove it on a Thursday night, but would be good to see you out there to help push the pace when the conditions are good – maybe see if we can get a few of us together and take a stab at Sam’s time.

    Nick

  3. I will definiely be out when the time changes and it dries up a bit. I started at the sign at the bathrooms and touched the building at the top.

    I can’t figure out how I would shave any more time. That last pitch was just hell – I was sliding all over the place. It was so painful last time I swore I’d never do it again. I was dead for days after that. Maybe a better shoe (I did it in a road flat – Adidas Rockets – before, may use a light trail shoe next time like A Saucony Peregrine). I think you could probably get Sam’s time.

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