Friday, February 19, 2010

Team Member Bio: Rich Bolt

Rich Bolt

Primary sport(s): 
mountain running, trail, snowshoe, road, cross country skiing

The Harley School 1988 (Rochester, NY)
St. Lawrence University 1992 (Canton, NY)

CMS MORT Team member since: 

City/state of residence: 
Portland, OR

Director of Operations

Goals for 2010: 
Not get injured, discover the perfect espresso, find a race in Oregon that doesn't have a division for dogs

Notable achievements/memories/PR’s in your sport: 

  • 1999 & 2002 US Mountain Running Team Member
  • 1992, 1994 & 1998 US Olympic Trials for Cross Country Skiing
  • 1992 NCAA Division I Cross Country Skiing National Championships - 3rd place
  • 1987 High School Cross Country Running State Champion (New York)
  • 1 mile - 4:19
  • 5k - 14:49
  • 5 miles - 24:48
  • 10k - 31:06

List one thing others may not know about you: 
When I first met Dave Dunham in 1995 he thought I was a dumb-ass.

Your favorite workout: 
Anything that involves a long, tough climb.  The more vertical climb it has, the more I like it.

Your favorite race(s) and why? 
The Mt. Washington Road Race.  It's the standard by which all other mountain races in the country are measured.
The Mt. Ashland Hillclimb.  While not as steep as Mt. Washington it climbs 5600' in 13 miles.  The hardest half-marathon you'll ever do.

Website/Blog Address: 

1 comment:

  1. I really did think Richard was a dumb-ass. He was this 25 year old punk with a mohawk. Richard showed up at the Sapienza 5m and took it out like mad, that is when I figured him to be a dumb-ass. Later I found that I was the dumb-ass as he turned out to be one to the top CMS runners.