Warning: the following words and images will allow you to vicariously see the world with the eyes of Sultan. Read at your own risk. The name Sultan has many meanings, but derives from the peak Sultan Mountain in Silverton, CO!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

4th Roan Adventure Marathon - RAM

This years Roan Adventure Marathon brought out friends from three states. North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. It was the best weather I have seen thus far. No long horn appeared. We camped out on top of Round Bald the night before, which made for an amazing sunrise glow that you usually only see out West on big mountains, and set the tone for a special run a week before the Bighorn 100.

Sultan, David Petroski, Paul Geist, Jinnie Austin, Stan Austin, David Pryor, Psyche Wimberly, Barbara Babb, Sara Sibley, Kristin W, Bruce Babb, Jeremy Hargroves, Adam Hill, and Michael Jackson

14 runners attempted and completed the RAM.

Finishing Order:

Adam Hill
Jeremy Hargroves
Mike Jackson
Kristen W (half)
Jinnie Austin
Stan Austin
Sara D. Sibley
David Pryor

Psyche Wimberly
Paul Geist

David Petroski
Barbara Babb
Bruce Babb

Gail Leedy put on an aid station this year at 19E. Without her help, many of us would have suffered more. Thank you Gail!

The RAM has over 28 miles of the most beautiful section on the Appalachian Trail. We run it in early June to see the rhododendron bloom. This year Adam Hill broke the record and ran the entire RAM in just over 5 hours, which is frankly redonkulously fast.

I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story….


Mark Connolly said...

Thanks for the report and awesome pictures! I must attempt this run in the future!

Psyche said...

Thank you for putting on this run- it totally ROCKED!

Good luck to you at Big Horn. Can't wait to hear about it!