Post by Nick Clark on Nov 17, 2009 20:15:39 GMT -5
Towers Road, in the Horsetooth Mtn trail system, is a well-established Fort Collins time-trial route - mainly for mountain bikers, but also for trail runners.
The FKT route begins at the trail map in the Soderburg (lower Horsetooth) parking lot. Begins with a .4 mile singletrack connector to Towers Road where you make a left and head up the mountain. Near the summit, Towers forks. Take the left fork, followed by a quick right at another fork. Route ends with a slap of the building through the clearing after the right fork. 3.4 miles with 1,800' of climbing.
Eric Bergman reset the fastest-known time at 30:15 (9/29/09) after Steve Folkerts bettered (30:36) his former record (30:47) a few weeks prior. I went up with Eric the last time out, running 10 seconds slower in 30:25 <http://irunmountains.blogspot.com/2009/09/autumn-towers-time-trial-quest-for.html>.
Those times are all recent FKTs. I've been told that John Sinclair used to train on Towers, so I am sure the all-time FKT is at least a minute or two under 30.