PORT ANGELES — Nearly 240 runners from Washington and states beyond ran through the woods and the hills west of Port Angeles this weekend in the annual Great Olympic Adventure Trail run.
The GOAT run, put on by Peninsula Adventure Sports, was a 50K race Saturday that began at Lake Crescent, climbed into the mountains as high as 1,620 feet (with 3,800 feet of total climbing over several mountain ridges) then ended east of Snug Harbor. Runners came from as far away as Georgia, Boston and Buffalo, N.Y.
Winning this 30.8-mile event among the women was Olivia Haesloop of Sequim. She took first place in a time of 4 hours, 49 minutes, 2.16 seconds. She was the only local winner, though several other Olympic Peninsula runners finished in the top five in age categories.
There was a 50K, a marathon and a half-marathon (actually 14 miles). Seventy-four runners ran the 50K, 31 ran the marathon and 133 ran the half-marathon in a pair of waves, for a total of 238 runners.
Winning the 50K overall for the men was Jake Logar of Denver with a time of 4:09:48.54. He also won the men’s 30-39 category.
Winning the marathon was Tyler Quinn-Smith of Seattle with a time of 3:05:52.33. The women’s winner, and second overall, was Katrin Larusson of Seattle, with a time of 3:45:47.98.
The top local marathoner was Muir Black of Port Angeles. She finished eighth with a time of 4:25:54.27.
Winning the first wave of the half-marathon was Trevor Taylor of Renton with a time of 1:28:44.35. The top women’s runner in the half-marathon first wave was Dan Hall of Port Angeles, who finished fourth with a time of 1:46:40.96.
The top women’s time in the half-marathon’s first wave was a local runner, Katherine Braun of Port Angeles, with a time of 1:50:30.45.
The winner of the second wave was Stephen O’Neal of Portland, Ore., with a time of 1:37:39.69. The best women’s time was Clara Froeschner of Tacoma at 1:43:29.00.
The best local time in the second wave was Zack Yanik of Port Angeles with a time of 1:56:36.03.
The next race in the Peninsula Adventure Sports series is the Big Hurt, a mountain bike/kayaking/road cycling/running mega-race held in and around Port Angeles on Sept. 25.
Winners in each of the 50K and marathon categories include:
2021 GOAT Run
18-29 — Matthew Mitnick, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 4:28:08.48.
30-39 — Jake Logar, Denver, 4:09:48.54.
40-49 — Matt Lautzenheiser, Missoula, Mont., 4:44:52.91.
50-59 — Russell Harmon, Seattle, 5:22:23.20.
60-69 — Dave Cook, Bella Vista, Calif., 5:29:20.58.
18-29 — Shelby Traeger, Bellingham, 4:46:38.65.
30-39 — Olivia Haesloop, Sequim, 4:39:02.16.
40-49 — Kristin Marshall, Centennial, Colo., 4:53:26.41.
50-59 — Yumiko Hiebert, West Kelowna, B.C., 5:46:40.04.
18-29 — Tyler Quinn-Smith, Seattle, 3:05:52.33.
30-39 — Joe Felz, Hephzibah, Ga., 3:51:40.36.
18-29 — Katrin Larusson, Seattle, 3:45:47.98.
30-39 — Robyn Ramsay, Covington, 4:44:55.42.
40-49 — Muir Black, Port Angeles, 4:25:54.27.