Is/Is are well known to the local community at this point, but it seems like their small run releases of EPs and CDR’s have never quite captured the thunder the band create in the living setting. There is apparently a debut full length in the offing, which could do well to get this trio of talented ladies some well deserved attention. Listen below to two songs recently added to their soundcloud page for a taste of what they are all about. “Lie Awake” is as anthemic as anything they have released yet, with the fuzz guitars and driving rhtym measured in relation to past releases and the shimmering, psyched out vocals moving front and center. “Bomb Me” is a little more raucous, with a charging bass line and a deep groove that does the band evolving and powerful live sound at least a little justice. I am assuming these songs are part of the new LP, but not certain of that fact. Look for more news on Reviler as it becomes available. Until then, keep an eye on the bands soundcloud page for more new music.
Half-marathon favored climbers.(Sports)
Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO) May 22, 2006 | Rooney, Pat Byline: Pat Rooney, Special to the News Staff writer Clay Latimer contributed to this report.
On your mark . . . get set . . . climb.
That, essentially, was the rallying cry for the participants in the half-marathon at the Colorado Colfax Marathon.
While the full marathoners enjoyed a predominantly flat course for the first two-thirds or so of the race after setting out from Aurora, the half-marathoners, who began their 13.1-mile competition at City Park, endured an intensive climb that withered tired knees and made a mockery of pace times.
“From the start to mile 2 to mile 4, it was a gradual downhill, but after that it was all uphill,” said 40-year old Monument resident Mike Wasson, who finished second in the half-marathon.
“It was nothing real steep, but it was real gradual and steady. It was a grind.” Wasson finished almost 7 minutes behind half-marathon winner David Kirui of Kenya. Fort Collins resident Alyssa Shaw won the women’s half-marathon in 1 hour, 29 minutes, 15 seconds, finishing 56 seconds ahead of runner-up Tanya Poel of Boulder. web site boulder running company
While other runners faltered on the late incline, Shaw was happy to use it to her advantage.
“It definitely was a grind and there was a headwind, but it was kind of warm, so it balanced out nicely,” Shaw said. “I think I like the hill. I actually was in second place until about mile 11. That’s when it started getting hilly, and the hills helped me out.” FINAL TALLY: Officially, 5,081 people participated in the inaugural event, exceeding the goal initially set by event organizers. go to site boulder running company
Among that total were 385 relay teams comprised of 1,925 runners. The half-marathon featured 2,189 competitors while the full marathon drew 967 runners.
TEAM HONORS: The Colorado Colfax Marathon also hosted the USA Track and Field Club Relay Marathon Championships.
On the men’s side, the Boulder -Express A team, anchored by former University of Colorado runner Clint Wells, took the top prize, finishing in 2:13:43. A team from Raleigh, N.C., took the women’s team relay race.
The top teams earned $5,000 in prize money, followed by $4,000 for the runner-ups and $3,000 for the third-place finishers.
Anchor Wells was the hero for Boulder Express.
Starting 20 meters behind Boulder Running Company, the former University of Colorado star closed the gap within two miles, then won going away.
“I was really confident I would catch up,” he said.
With $30,000 at stake, the relay attracted clubs from across the nation.
COURAGEOUS COMPETITORS: Sunday’s field included five athletes from the the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes, including Joe Aukward, 45, who was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at age 6.
Also running was Renn Bailey, 17, who became blind at 9 when he fell from a tree and shattered his forehead, snapping the optical nerve. He started running competitively at age 12 and currently runs for his high school team in New Mexico.
One of their guides was John Reynolds, 11, a student at Littleton Academy.
“John was painting the picture, telling us about the most important information. It’s kind of cryptic, short stuff, like ‘curb,’ ‘turn,’ ” Aukward said.
“He did a good job.” Rooney, Pat