Silke’s Race Results

My passion for running started when, as a lightweight collegiate rower, I preferred to do my second workouts running on the dirt paths in St. Louis’ Forest Park than rowing on an erg in the windowless basement (can you blame me?!). I ran my first half-marathon in 2003 and a few years later I was toeing the starting line of the New York City marathon. But somewhere in between, while living in the Tetons, I fell in love with mountain running. I’ve pounded plenty of miles on the pavement but my heart sings on the rough ‘n rocky, beautiful trails. This sport has given me an immense sense of freedom and connection to the world around me — it’s allowed me to discover the most beautiful landscapes, create life-long friendships, and discover the possibilities within me.

I live in Boulder, CO where I co-founded the local running club, the Rocky Mountain Runners. I work full-time in the educational non-profit world trying to improve school for kids. When I’m not running or working I enjoy baking bread and embarking on overly ambitious DIY home remodeling & landscaping projects at my home, and I’m a novice beekeeper and aspiring chicken keeper!

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Trail Race Results

YearRaceDistanceTimeGender placeNotes
2016Ultra Trail Mount Fuji (UTMF)100M (rerouted to 47K)5:45:5713results | blog post
2016Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB)170K33:00:2114results | blog post
2016Big Horn Mountain Wild & Scenic Trail Run100M23:10:533results | blog post
2016Dirty Thirty50K6:29:408results
2016TNF Endurance Challenge Bear Mountain NY50M8:53:262results
2016Gorge Waterfall100K11:52:338results
2015Pikes Peak Ascent13M3:05:215results | blog post
2015Pikes Peak Ultra50M10:16:191results | blog post
2015Big Horn Mountain Wild & Scenic Trail Run100M24:131results | blog post
2015Dirty 3050K5:54:033results | blog post
2015Behind The Rocks Ultra50M9:22:001results | blog post
2015Sean O'Brien100K11:11:583results | blog post
2014TransAlpine Run - Day 834K4:25.4611 (mixed team)TransAlps2014 Silke Koester Results
2014TransAlpine Run - Day 742K5:54.358 (mixed team)
2014TransAlpine Run - Day 639K5:08.17 9 (mixed team)
2014TransAlpine Run - Day 5 Vertical K6.4K1:07.285 (mixed team) / 5 (female individual)
2014TransAlpine Run - Day 432K4:34.266 (mixed team)
2014TransAlpine Run - Day 330K3:16.547 (mixed team)
2014TransAlpine Run - Day 250K6:13.348 (mixed team)
2014TransAlpine Run - Day 150K6:04.229 (mixed team)
2014Pikes Peak Ascent13M3:00:1117results | blog post
2014 Western States 100M100M23:06:0217results | blog post
2014 Golden Gate Dirty Thirty50K6:29:304results | blog post
2014Quad Rock50M9:59:094results | blog post
2014Zane Grey Highline Trail 50M53K (modified course)6:55:432results | blog post
2014USATF 100K Trail Championship at Bandera100K11:01:444results | blog post
2013Mountain Masochist50M9:14:385results | blog post
2013Breck Crest Marathon23.5M4:24:385results | blog post
2013Pikes Peak AscentHalf-Marathon3:13:047results | blog post
2013Aspen/Snowmass Power of Four50K5:52:561results | blog post
2013Speedgoat50K6:52:167results | blog post
2013San Juan Solstice50M10:36:262results | blog post
2013Dirty Thirty50K5:38:194results | blog post
2013Quad Rock25M4:20:541results | blog post
2013Red Hot55K5:29:058results | blog post
2012Run Rabbit Run50M9:09:283results | blog post
2012Aspen Backcountry MarathonMarathon4:33:241results | blog post
2012Speedgoat50K7:31:596results | blog post
2012North Fork 5050K5:10:413results | blog post
2012Golden Gate Dirty Thirty50K6:08:344results | blog post
2011Turkey Track TrailHalf-Marathon1:57:182results | blog post
2011HURL Elkhorn50K5:53:212results | blog post
2011Mudders & Grunters5M0:55:03results | blog post
2011Hellacious Trail Challenge10M1:24:034results | blog post
2011Longshaw Sheepdog Trials Fell Race6M0:55:227results | blog post
2010Mountain Masochist50M9:21:206results | blog post
2010Mudders & Grunters5M0:49:089results
2010Mountain Madness50K6:25:401results | blog post
2010The North Face Endurance Challenge DC50M9:25:107results | blog post
2010Delaware Triple Crown Trail MarathonMarathon4:05:172results | blog post
2010After The Leaves Have Fallen 20KHalf-Marathon1:49:013results | blog post
2010Wild Iris Mountain Trail 21KHalf-Marathon2:17:213results | blog post
2010The North Face Endurance Challenge Bear Mountain50M11:22:027results | blog post
2010The North Face Endurance Challenge San Francisco50M10:24:4720results | blog post
2010Escarpment Trail30K4:37:3710results | blog post
2010Vermont 5050K5:20:157results | blog post
2010Seneca Creek Greenway50K5:14:142results | blog post
2009Delaware Triple Crown Trail MarathonMarathon4:34:013results | blog post
2009Mudders & Grunters5M0:49:0827results | blog post
2009Timberline Trail MarathonMarathon3:43:103results | blog post
2009NYARA Fool's RogaineOrienteering Race5:16:001female team
2009Wakely Dam50K7:10:333results | blog post
2009Mind Over Mountain Adventure RaceAdventure Race7:14:51mixed team | results | blog post
2009The North Face Endurance Challenge Bear Mountain50K6:22:293results | blog post
2009Mountain Madness50K6:25:001results | blog post
2009Mountain Masochist50M9:51:5111results | blog post
2008The North Face Endurance Challenge San Francisco50K6:44:4112results | blog post
2008Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon GlenfinnanOrienteering Race19:09:26female team | C category results
2008Curly's Trail MarathonMarathon6:10:305results | blog post
2008The North Face Endurance Challenge Bellingham50K7:16:225results | blog post

 

Road Race Results

YearRaceDistanceTimeNotes
2016Houston MarathonMarathon3:10:4278th place female | 408th place overall | results
2015Bolder Boulder10K0:45:14blog post
2015Colorado MarathonMarathon 3:18:475th place female | results | blog post
2013Loch Ness MarathonMarathon3:19:5625th place female | 19th place Open Female division | results | blog post
2012Mt. Evans Ascent14.5M2:28:0611th place female | 4th place AG | results | blog post
2012Platte River HalfHalf-Marathon1:40:0811th place AG | results | blog post
2012 Horsetooth HalfHalf-Marathon1:45:5511th place AG | results | blog post
2012Red Rock Relay MoabRelay9:06:003rd place female team | results | blog post
2011Auckland MarathonMarathon3:31:36results | blog post
2009NYRR Pride Run5M0:38:01results
2009 Boston Athletic Association HalfHalf-Marathon1:37:58results
2009NYC TriathlonOlympic Triathlon2:42:010:18:54 swim | 1:27:19 bike | 0:47:29 run | results
2009NYRR Team Championships5M0:37:33results
2009Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run10M1:14:05results
2008NYRR Team Championships5M0:37:56results
2008Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run10M1:15:20results
2008NYRR Grand Prix Half: ManhattanHalf-Marathon1:49:44results
2008Reach The BeachRelay25:20:0022nd overall | 8th Open Mixed team | results | blog post
2008NYRR Grand Prix Half: BronxHalf-Marathon1:45:06results
2008NYC TriathlonOlympic Triathlon2:46:090:20:25 swim | 1:25:40 bike | 0:50:46 run | results | blog post
2008NYRR Pride Run5M0:41:25results
2007NYC MarathonMarathon3:48:51results
2007NYRR Grand Prix Half: QueensHalf-Marathon1:48:45results
2007NYRR Grand Prix Half: BrooklynHalf-Marathon1:52:05results
2007NYRR Grand Prix Half: BronxHalf-Marathon1:47:37results
2007NYRR Grand Prix Half: ManhattanHalf-Marathon1:58:42results
2007Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run10M1:18:22results
2007Reach The BeachRelay25:23:5525th overall | 5th Open Mixed team | results
2007NYRR Marathon Tune-up18M2:36:21results
2007NYRR Team Championships5M0:37:31results
2006NYRR Healthy Kidney Run10K0:49:12results
2006NYRR Grete's Great GallopHalf-Marathon1:54:27results
2006NYRR Team Championships5M0:40:46results
2006NYC MarathonMarathon4:17:25results
2006NYRR Holiday Run5M0:39:29results
2006NYRR Joe Kleinerman Run10K0:50:05results
2006NYRR Grand Prix Half: BrooklynHalf-Marathon1:45:03results
2006Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run10M1:19:24results
2006NYRR Hot Chocolate Run10M1:26:21results
2005Reach The BeachRelay29:44:39127th overall | 41st Open Mixed team | results
2005Houston HalfHalf-Marathon1:56:32results
2005Teton Valley HalfHalf-Marathon
2003St. Louis HalfHalf-Marathon2:12:31results
Western States 100M 2014-498
WS100 2014