Bestwick finishes top of leader board in Big Mountain Run

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  • Mike Bestwick, overall winner with his dog, Pearl runs up Big Mountain during the 36th Annual Big Mountain Run. (Courtesy photo)

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    Participants begin the Big Mountain Run Saturday at Big Mountain. (Courtesy photo)

  • Mike Bestwick, overall winner with his dog, Pearl runs up Big Mountain during the 36th Annual Big Mountain Run. (Courtesy photo)

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    Participants begin the Big Mountain Run Saturday at Big Mountain. (Courtesy photo)

Ninety-four runners competed in the 36th Annual Big Mountain Run on Saturday.

The race begins at the Danny On Trailhead in the Upper Village near the Hellroaring Saloon and participants run or hike 3.8 miles with 2,434 feet in elevation gain to the summit of Big Mountain.

Earning King of the Mountain was Mike Bestwick with a time of 40:54. Queen of the Mountain went to Leah Handelman with a time of 46:32.

Prince was Finn Davidson, 14, finishing at 48:24. Princess was Madelaine Jellison, 13, with a time of 53:09.

For Birthday Club winners, men must beat their age and women must beat their age plus 10 minutes. Birthday Club winners included Paul DeWitt, Franz Ingelfinger, Jason Michel, Tor Gudmundsen, Vonda Garcia, Kelly O’Brien, Paul Conrad, Michelle Weiler, George Shyrock, Steven Pleasants, John Shyrock, Russell Mallams, Mike Muldown, Cameron Blake, Jan Metzmaker and Ruth Neff.

For complete results, visit www.glaciernordicclub.com.

Top 20 Overall

1. Mike Bestwick 40:4

2. Paul DeWitt 43:00

3. Casey Schneider 43:12

4. Franz Ingelfinger 43:25

5. Jason Michel 43:32

6. Bridger Gaertner 43:35

7. Josh Kroll 44:28

8. Tor Gudmundsen 44:38

9. Leah Handelman 46:32

10. Parker Barrile 46:52

11. Jeff Metsky 47:17

12. Colton Bom 48:18

13. Finn Davidson 48:24

14. Luke Thies 48:51

15. Vonda Garcia 49:11

16. Kelly O’Brien 50:23

17. Craig Prather 51:35

18. Nikki Griffis 51:36

19. Owen Kennedy 52:00

20. Caroline Fichter 52:19

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