One of PRTC’s earliest members, Matt Byrne, has qualified for the US Mountain Running Team. Matt will compete with the team at the World Mountain Running Trophy Championships September 14th in Sierre Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Although an official press release has not yet been issued, Matt was offered the spot earlier this week.
Matt earned his spot with great performances at both the Mt. Washington Road Race and the Berry Picker Trail Run in Vail, CO. A newcomer to the sport of Mountain/Trail running, Byrne has made the transition from the roads look easy. At Mt Washington he finished in 6th place, gaining valuable insight into uphill running. That insight would prove invaluable at the Berry Picker Race, where pacing and mental toughness would place him in 2nd, and secure his spot on the team.