This weekend saw another running of the southern Utah
favorite, 6 Hours of Frog Hollow, mountain bike race. Held each year on the
IMBA recognized Jem Trail and Hurricane Rim Trail the 6 hour race is a fun,
challenging climax to many riders race seasonís.
Frog Hollow offers up a roughly 12-mile loop including some
of the best trail on the planet. A combination of ripping-fast desert hardpack
and technically demanding broken sandstone the Frog Hollow course is a non-stop
The race started with a very short run and solo rider Theron
Jeppson jumping into the lead followed by his brother Brian who was competing
in the co-ed duo category.
Theron was focused on the solo win and his plan involved
starting hard and getting the early lead, which he did. After three laps he was
well clear of second place and briefly had held the position of fastest person
on course solo or team.
Jeppson faded in the last three laps but he had accumulated
such a lead that it didnít matter.
Second placed rider Dave Byers had the opposite approach
completing 5 laps at almost the exact same time.
Womenís solo leader Cait Dmitriew also started hard and was
able to keep it going completing 5 laps all under 1 hour 10 minutes.
Second place female finisher Janelle Stewart spent most of
the race in third until dropping her skunk costume and moving into the
runner-up spot. At the end, Stewart and Dmitriew were the only solo women to
complete 5 laps.
The fastest laps of the race went to Jen Hanks who turned in
a 1.00.05 as part of the victorious female duo team
MTBRaceNews.com/HoneyStinger. While Bob Saffell of the
MTBRaceNews.com/Revolution duo menís team clocked the fastest male time with a
52.11 on his first lap.
Brian and Chanda Jeppson won the co-ed duo category.
1, Theron Jeppson 6 laps
2, Dave Byers 5 laps
3, Las Vegas Cyclery 5 laps
1, Cait Dmitriew 5 laps
2, Janelle Stewart 5 laps
3, D.J. Morisette 4 laps
1, MTBRaceNews.com/Honeystinger 5 laps
2, Las Chikas Rapidos 4 laps
3, Over The Edge 4 laps
1, MTBRaceNews.com/Revolution 6 laps
2, Rock Star Las Vegas 5 laps
3, Team LAX 5 laps
1, Team Jeppson 6 laps
2, Adamaxine 5 laps
3, Matthew Lydens 4 laps
Click here for full results from all categories