Gnar Slam

The Grand Gnar Slam award is recognition for those runners who complete all Gnar Runners trail running events in one calendar year. The Gnar Slam consists of the following four races:

  • Quad Rock 50 mile (14 hours)
  • Never Summer 100km (24 hours)
  • Black Squirrel Half Marathon (5:30 hours)
  • Blue Sky Marathon (9 hours)

The 2017 season will be the first year that we ‘officially’ recognize the completion of this Northern Colorado trail running series. Since 2015, the first year of the Never Summer 100km, we have had four completers.

  • 2015
    • Rob ‘The Pioneer’ Raguet-Schofield (33:11:55)
  • 2016
    • Elijah ‘The Prophet’ Flenner (27:14:14)
    • Aaron ‘Double A’ Youngberg (31:24:40)
    • Brian ‘Double B’ Boyes (37:06:13)

This year, we will be keeping track of times and standings of Grand Gnar Slam participants as the season progresses, with updates after the results of the Never Summer 100, Black Squirrel Half and Blue Sky Marathon have been posted. To weight each race equally, in-season standings (points) will be calculated based on a percentage of the winning time (male/female) of each race.

After 3 races, Chris Hall has moved into 1st place for the men just a fraction of a point ahead of Aaron Youngberg. Rob Raguet-Schofield has moved up 2 places into 3rd. Kristen Kovatch still leads the women’s field with Diane Bergstedt closing the gap with a strong half marathon finish. It’ll be a close race in both the men’s and women’s field at the Blue Sky Marathon.

2017 Gnar Slam Standings

Men QR50 Points NS100K Points BSH Points BSM Points Total Points
AA Youngberg 86.21 87.1 76.88 84.00 334.19
Chris Hall 76 80.5 94.48 77.40 328.38
David Boyd 72.99 78.91 90.69 81.82 324.41
Ed DeLosh 73.67 75.78 87.45 80.08 316.98
Brett Harkey 71.63 80.74 87.7 73.31 313.38
Jeremy Bradford 69.11 71.63 82.85 67.72 291.31
Joshua Andert 61.86 65.81 79.74 76.02 283.43
Rob Broomfield 55.78 68.95 75.69 66.00 266.42
Alex Steidler 55.01 58.61 75.15 67.86 256.63
Women QR50 Points NS100K Points BSH Points BSM Points Total Points
Kristen Kovatch 71.28 80.14 79.87 77.30 308.59
Diane Bergstedt 65.2 75.9 83.81 77.04 301.95
Elise McKnight 62.79 68.81 76.66 74.88 283.14
Megan Cruise 62.23 70.37 74.44 68.97 276.01

Past Gnar Slam Finishers

Finisher Year QR50 NS100K BSH BSM Total Points
Elijah Flenner 2016 86.01 94.05 89.10 92.10 361.26
Aaron Youngberg 2016 77.37 76.53 85.13 89.66 328.69
Rob Raguet-Schofield 2015 71.17 79.30 88.88 85.26 324.61
Brian Boyes 2016 63.93 64.69 81.14 77.22 286.98

You do not have to register for the Slam to be included. Awards will be distributed at the Blue Sky Marathon awards ceremony.

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