My Brilliant Career in “Multisport” 1997-2007

Multisports=trail run/mountain bike/kayak/road bike etc.

Multi-sport racing” emerged as a distinct discipline in the early 1980s in New Zealand, Sacramento (California) and Yakima (Washington). Mountain climbs are part of several races, including:

1982: Speight’s Coast to Coast Race traverses the South Island of New Zealand from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. In this annual event, competitors cycle 140kms (3 stages of 55km, 15km and 70km), run 36km (including a 33km mountain stage that crosses the Southern Alps) and kayak 67kms of the grade two Waimakariri River through the “Grand Canyon” of New Zealand.

1994: The New Hampshire S2S Race runs from the Atlantic Coast, 12 miles up the Piscataqua River by kayak, then 90 miles by bike to the Tuckerman Ravine Trail, then run/hike 8.5 miles to the peak of Mt. Washington (El. 6,288’) highpoint of the US east coast. No support provided–competitors must organize their own support teams!

Peter Marsh Results

June 2007: 2nd* Over 50 Gap to Gap,Yakima (1st N.W. Points Champion)

Sept 2005: 1st Over 45 Bellingham Traverse

Aug. 2005: 1st Over 45 Rogue River Triathlon

Oct. 2004: 3rd Over 50 The Chase, Hagg Lake

June 2004: 2nd Over 50 Gap to Gap, Yakima

Oct. 2003: 1st Over 50 The Chase, Hagg Lake

Oct. 2002: 3rd Over 50 The Chase, Hagg Lake

June 2002: 2nd Over 50 Gap to Gap, Yakima (3rd fastest 50+ time ever)

Oct. 2001: 1st Over 40 The Chase, Hagg Lake

June 2001: 2nd Over 50 Gap to Gap, Yakima .

Oct. 2000: 1st Solo–Run, Row & Ride, Waldport, Or. (second in team race)

Sept 2000: 3rd Over 50 The Big Hurt, Port Angeles.

Sept 1999: 3rd Over 50 The Big Hurt, Port Angeles.

Sept 1998: 3rd Over 50 The Big Hurt, Port Angeles–(tied C.G. 4-man team)

( I was first Oregonian 50+ in every race 1998-2007)

Duathlons (run/bike/run)

Oct. 2007: Kayak 4 miles across Columbia in 1:00, ran back in about 46 mins

Oct. 2006: Kayaked 4 miles across Columbia in 53 mins, ran 10k back in 46 mins

July 2003: 1st Over 50 Hagg Lake Duathlon.

May 2003: 1st Over 50 Blue Lake Duathlon.

July 2002: 1st 55-59 Hagg Lake, Or.

June 2002: 2nd Over 50 Pacific Crest Half Ironman, Sunriver.

Mar 2002: 3rd Over 50 Spring Duathlon, Portland.

July 2001: 6th Overall Big Dog “Ironman” Du, (run 13.1/bike 112/run 13.1)

Aug 2000: 1st Over 50 Rugged River Duathlon, Monument (off-road)

Apr 2000: 4th Over 50 Vancouver Lake Duathlon, Vancouver, Wa.

Oct 1999: 1st Over 45 Rumble at the Flying M Ranch Duathlon (off-road)

Aug 1999: 1st Over 40 Frenchman’s Bar Duathlon, Vancouver, Wa.

July 1999: 1st Over 40 Rugged River Duathlon, Monument, Or. (off-road)

May 1999: 2nd Over 50 Red Robin Duathlon, Hillsboro, Or.

July 1998: 4th Over 50 Blue Lake Duathlon, Troutdale, Or.

1995: The First Willamette Paddle-Pedal

Kayaking the free-running Willamette River 180 miles to Portland, returning to the put-in by bike–all in 5 days.

Distance Running

1980: The Portland Marathon in 3:09 (winter wind and rain)

1981: first 10 miles of Portland Marathon 59:59

1999: 20-mile run during the Portland Marathon 2:45

2000: 20-mile run during the Portland Marathon 2:52

2001: 2nd Over-50 in 37th Spray Rodeo Half Marathon (oldest race in Oregon)

July 2001: 2nd Over-50 Gorge Games Half Marathon Trail Run

Cycle Marathons

1969: Solo Bike Tour Across England in One Day: Bristol Channel to Thames Estuary -125 miles

1991: The Seattle to Portland bike ride – Kingdome to St Johns Bridge 196 miles in 10 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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