Sierra Madre News Net logo image and link to News Net home page

A Sierra Madre Community Information Website,

designed, developed, maintained and sponsored by The Coburn Group

More than 4,000 pages of Sierra Madre info, photos and video archives. 

The net might not catch everything, but the fishing's half the fun, right?


"I check two things every morning, your website and the

Wall Street Journal." --  V.E., Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre News Net is online only, we are not affiliated with the

Sierra Madre News print media, old or new

Now in our Thirteenth Year Covering Sierra Madre!!

This site is optimized for newer versions of Internet Explorer.  For best  results, use Internet Explorer.  There will be less scrolling if you set your display resolution at 1024 x 768

Multiple Award Winning Website

To get on the News Net e-mail list and receive notices of updates, click here, then click send.  We don't give away (or sell) your address, and notices are sent bcc: to protect your privacy

Home of




Community Calendar SierraMadreCalendar.Info

Submit your event for the calendar here

SierraMadreNewsNet Blog - Care to share your thoughts?

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, just click on the link:   

Contact Us - Drop us a line and let us know what you think of the site

2010 Archives

2009 Archives

2008 Archives

2007 Archives

2006 Archives

2005 Archives 2004 Archives 2003 Archives 2002 Archives 2001 Archives 2000 Archives 1999 Archives 1998  Archives

Sierra Madre Local Business Web Pages

Sierra Madre Business Directory

Mountain Views News   Pasadena Star News Sierra Madre Patch Sierra Madre Weekly Sierra Madre Chamber Calendar

SierraMadreNews.Net on Facebook
Inside the News Net

Sierra Madre Business Web Pages  ($125/year, with dedicated domain name, add $50 - Sierra Madre businesses only)

Premium Advertiser Web Pages  ($250/year, with dedicated domain name, add $50 - non-Sierra Madre businesses allowed, includes premium link placement and logo)




Annual Sierra Madre Events

Arts in Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre Business

Community of Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre Real Estate

The Rest of the News Net

Local Business Web Pages

A Better Nanny

A+ Construction

Amperage Electric

Angels Everywear

Arnold's Frontier Hardware & Gifts

Bank of the West

Best Buy Drugs

Bill Traxler's Pool Service

Body Shop Private Fitness Studio

Cafe 322

Carmen Thibault, Sotheby's International Realty

Casa Del Rey Restaurant

Rambo, Century 21 Village Realty

E. Waldo Ward and Son

Epiphany California Realty

Four Seasons Tea Room

Gem Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning

Gwen Gordon, Fine Art/Graphic Design Solutions

Hands 2 Health Wellness Center, Dr. Teresa Smith, Chiropractor

Harlequin Art Gallery and Restoration

Highlander Jr. Market

Iris Intrigue

Janette Ledea, Tri-City ReMax

Joe Feeney Painting

Julia Rocks, Prof. Skin Care

Leonora Moss

The Louie Lucero Team

Lucky Baldwin's Delirium Pub

Mailbox & Postal

Moe's Automotive Service Center

Once Upon A Time

Real Estate Photography

Redstone Commercial Real Estate

Reni Rose, Prudential CA Realty

Rotary Club of Sierra Madre

Ruth Richardson, Fine/Portrait Artist

Savor the Flavor

Sierra Fitness

Sierra Madre Farmer's Market

Sierra Madre Grocery Company

Sierra Madre Homes For Sale

Sierra Madre Playhouse

Sierra Madre Self Storage

The Bottle Shop

The Coburn Group

The Destination Group

The Shabby Dog

Tres Immune, Inc.

Village Pizzeria

Webb-Martin Realtors


Click image to enlarge

 Copyright 2009, Mt. Wilson Trail Race Committee

The 43rd Mt. Wilson Trail Race

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Official Race Results

Pre-Race Pasta Feed (Friday Night) coming soon

Video (coming soon)  

Miscellaneous Event Photos from before, during and after race

Kids Fun Run

Finish Photos Page 1

Finish Photos Page 2

Award Presentation Photos


Official Mt. Wilson Trail Race Website

Back to main News Net Trail Race page


Click photo for larger, high resolution image

This section is still under construction.  I have more than 350 photos and videos to edit, format, re-size and caption, so please be patient.

Place Overall Male Female


10 - 14

Female  10-14 Male Sierra Madrenos Female Sierra Madrenos
1st James Timphony, 1:00:35, Arcadia James Timphony, 1:00:35, Arcadia Marianne Barrosa, 1:18:46 Glendora Tommy Bent, 12, 1:18:48, Pasadena Casey McAlary, 12, 2:05:07, Sierra Madre Brian Conroy, 1:05:53 Sharon Pevsner, 1:19:10
2nd Jon Clark, 1:02:18, Rancho Santa Margarita Jon Clark, 1:02:18, Rancho Santa Margarita Sharon Pevsner, 1:19:10, Sierra Madre Max Heefner, 12, 1:34:59, Sierra Madre Ashley Lancaster, 14, 2:13:10 Monrovia Simon Cooper, 1:10:09 Jill Liston, 1:24:55
3rd Brian Conroy, 1:05:53, Sierra Madre Brian Conroy, 1:05:53, Sierra Madre Anne Marie Cody, 1:20:47 Matt Broyles, 11, 2:37:30, Sierra Madre Grace Broyles, 14, 2:33:58, Sierra Madre Sean Keene, 1:11:48 Trish Marshall, 1:25:50

For Complete Race Results, Click Here

2009 Trail Race Schedule

Friday, 5/22 6:00P 8:00P Pasta Dinner in Kersting Court (runners can pick up their race numbers early)  Dinner by Cafe 322, Cost is $6.75 for salad, bread and two kinds of pasta.  A portion of each dinner cost will be donated to Sierra Madre Search and Rescue
Saturday, 5/23 6:00A Pick Up Race Numbers in Kersting Court
  7:20A Pre-Race Instruction
  7:30A MWTR Start
  7:45A Kids' Mile Fun Run Race Start
  8:30A First Runner Comes Down from Mountain
  9:00A Beer Garden Opens
  10:30A Awards Ceremony

Mt. Wilson Trail Race - An 8.6 mile course, that begins and ends on pavement. In between it's a dirt path most of which ia no more than 3 feet wide.  Elevation gain of more than 2,100 feet.  Turnaround point is at Orchard Camp, 4.3 miles from race start.  Much of the race is on the Mt. Wilson Trail, with occasional vertical drop-offs of several hundred feet.  Emergency support is stationed along the course to provide aid, if needed.  Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops provide water at two locations, the 2.3 and the 4.3 (turnaround) mile marks.

I apologize if I get names wrong, I'm mostly working off the race results website to match a bib number with a name.  I can fix it if you let me know...

I've compressed and re-sized most of these for quicker downloads. However, I have larger images, higher resolution, if you want them to make a print or oversize picture.  A  picture where you appear to be just part of the picture can often be cropped to focus on you, as the second row of images demonstrate...Contact me to find out about purchasing higher resolution images/prints (usually $10 - $15).


Re-sized for faster downloading on internet

Original size image

Cropped to emphasize runner

Entry 255 is in the background

Original image cropped to emphasize entry 255


History of the Trail Race booth was manned by volunteers Diane Sands and Jeff Lapides

Honorary starter Rob Stockly chats with Carol Canterbury

The Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society had a booth...

...where it sold shirts to raise money for the Trail Maintenance fund

Pre-race crowd shot

Sierra Madre Woman's Club ladies were on hand cutting oranges, per tradition

Elite Fitness Bootcamp should see this pic in high resolution

Race Announcer Lisa Spigai-Perez

Council member John Buchanan in pre-race warm-up

Spigai-Perez is joined at the announcer's booth by Trail Race Committee Chair Pete Siberell

Rob Stockly wouldn't pose with the gun the way I asked him to, so I settled for a starter's pose

Tom Augustin of San Marino in foreground, Dr. Bill White to his left, Trailblazer John Grace to his right

A closer shot of John Grace

Getting ready...

and Away They Go...(apologies to Trevor Denman)

A pair of future competitors/

Bob Matheson in his kilt

These folks brought their pony

Kiwanis VP Susan Henderson with Ward Calaway of Sierra Madre Playhouse

Volunteers working on post-race snacks

Staff makes sure there's plenty of liquids

SM Community Foundation was on hand

There were specialists on hand to help work out the kinks

Dr. Theresa Smith of Hands2Health

Savor the Flavor was open early

Sierra Madre Emergency Communications Team helps with logistics/communication

Registration table manned by volunteers

SMECT again

Race Central coordinates the timing

3 Sierra Madre business women - Emily Duggan of C-21 Village Realty, Sandy Lewis of Sierra Fitness and The Shabby Dog, and Yvonne Fata of The Center for Well Being

Noted author and San Gabriel Mountain historian John Robinson joined Sands and Lapides in the Trail Race History Booth

Salomon was one of the sponsors

The trophies

John, Lauren and Marta Capoccia pose for a pic

Heidi Hartman and Pam Kelly wait with water for the (presumably) thirsty runners

The Beer Garden was open

Adam Matsumoto consults with Race Central

An overview of Kersting Court


Lisa Spigai-Perez and City Manager Elaine Aguilar at the announcer's booth

Looking down from above, as the Broyles pose for a shot

A little closer look as Brent, Grace and Matt Broyles pose for a picture


Dr. Bill White shares his knowledge of Trail History with Police Chief Marilyn Diaz


Can't cover the Trail Race without a shot of longtime trailblazer Charlie Bell

The Beer Garden was sponsored by Denny Hartman and Star Brand Imports

There's Denny there, pouring up a cold one

Jim Liston makes his point




The Mt. Wilson Trail Race is Presented By
Mt. Wilson Trail Race Committee, Sierra Madre Community Services Department,
Sierra Madre Civic Club, and Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Team

Thank you to the 2009 Race Sponsors Asics America Running Patagonia Pasadena web page Lucky Baldwin's Delirum Pub


Sierra Madre News Net is not affiliated in any way with the Mt. Wilson Trail Race Committee. The Trail Race pages are provided as a public service by Sierra Madre News Net, with information generally provided by the Sierra Madre Sierra Madre Community and Personnel Department.

Copyright 1998 - 2011 by The Coburn Group, Sierra Madre. All logos, trademarks or product names mentioned or displayed herein are the property of their respective owners. All photographs and videos on this site Copyright 1998 - 2011, by Bill Coburn, Sierra Madre, CA unless otherwise noted Any reference to the City of Sierra Madre or Sierra Madre applies to the community of Sierra Madre and not the city government. The City of Sierra Madre, California government is not affiliated with Sierra Madre News.Net at this time. Any city government information provided herein has been previously published for public dissemination and is shown here as a public service of Sierra Madre News.Net without explicit permission of the government of the City of Sierra Madre.