Overcast skies with mildly threatening rain clouds provided a bit of relief from the heat Thursday night for the kick-off race of the Downtown Race Series, the West End 4k. The race series pits competitors of similar abilities in one of 4 waves. A shorter kids race,
When Callum Hawkins, an elite 10,000 meter runner from Scotland, came to Boulder on Tuesday, he found lodging with former marathon world record holder Steve Jones. Thursday, Hawkins did his household proud by outkicking Stephen Pifer to win the West End 4K. Hawkins clocked 11 minutes 42 seconds for the roughly 2.5 miles, four seconds up on Pifer, a former mile star at the University of Colorado. Ryan Poland was third in 11:57. “It was tough,” said Hawkins, a 28:49 10K runner, “with the uphill, altitude, heat, and Pifer pushing the pace.”
The iconic Downtown Boulder Race Series is back for 2015. Flatirons Running has revamped the series with a new collection of race distances for some honest and fun racing throughout the summer months. Races include the Flatirons 10k – June 28th, West End 4k – July 23rd, and the Pearl St Mile on August 12th.