Monday, August 03, 2009

Pua set a new course record "Wins Wilderness 101"

Here is what they have to say!

Pua & Schalk win Wilderness 101

Ron Sawicki

9:12 AM
Pua stopped off in Coburn, PA to do the Wilderness 101 on the way to Vermont for the next Pro XCT race. Her plans were to go out strong and see if the legs were back from her recent sickness and crash. After about 4 hours she would settle back into recovery.

The legs were back!  Pua not only won the race but set a new course record for the women. She road in the top ten of men for most of the race, at about 15 miles to go she flatted, when she looked at her saddle bag she found the zipper had opened and all her co2s had fallen out. She waited for the next rider and he helped her out with a co2 and inflater. After that she lost one spot but still finished 8th in men and about one hour up on the second place female, Sue Haywood.


1) Pua (new course record of 7:43 with a flat tire in final 20 miles)
Pua had a 17 minute lead at check point 2 and stayed with the top 10 men to finish 8th overall.

2) Sue Haywood (about an hour back)
3) Betsy

"WN - This is a great improvement over the early season.  Yet another notch in her career."

1 Schalk
2 Christian
3 Eatough
4 Tostada
5 Beck

Ron Sawicki

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