Alaskans cruise at Surf City Half Marathon

February 8, 2017

Eight Anchorage runners sped to stellar performances on Feb. 4 at the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, California.

Chad Trammell, who has made a name for himself in obstacle course racing, led the way by placing 7th in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 47 seconds, a pace of 5:34 per mile. He was followed by Ryan Cox (8th  in 1:13:39), 41-year-old Jerome Ross (9th in 1:14:27), Corbyn Jahn (11th in 1:14:53) and Ryan Beckett (15th in 1:15:54).

For the women, former Anchorage runner Anna Dalton, who now lives in Bozeman, Montana, showed she’s regaining form after recent injuries by taking 6th  in 1:25:06.

Taylor Ostrander was 7th in 1:25:38 and Abby Jahn matched her brother’s result with 11th in 1:27:39.

All five aforementioned men, along with Dalton, are signed up to run the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17, leading perhaps the strongest Alaskan contingent ever at the granddaddy of all marathons.

In other endurance sports news, Silas Talbot, another Anchorage athlete living in Bozeman, won Idaho’s Boulder Mountain Tour on Feb. 4, finishing the 34-kilometer Nordic ski race in 1:33:42. Talbott edged Brian Gregg, a 2014 Olympian and former University of Alaska Anchorage skier, by one second. – By ASB Correspondent Matias Saari