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Discussion: Great Race

in: OutdoorsMama; OutdoorsMama > 2015-10-31

Nov 1, 2015 1:01 PM # 
There were some really tough, slippery climbs and descents in there! It would have been much easier in summer when you could see your feet. Congrats!
Nov 1, 2015 1:02 PM # 
Great job!!!!
Nov 1, 2015 2:01 PM # 
At least it was daylight for that ~9k section where the 25k event started! Whew! I can't imagine how much slower I would be in the dark (if that is possible).

I kept thinking that if this was an AR or O-meet, I would've made different route choices.....ones that didn't involved climbing and descending the steepest parts of the terrain, repeatedly! In fact, hiking right alongside (or in) the Maitland River was looking like a good idea a few times (I had lots of time to think out there :) ). But it was a Trail Race, so the trail it was.
Nov 1, 2015 7:56 PM # 
I hear ya! At Trans Rockies I was constantly thinking where did I drop my map? Wait, it's a trail race. Why can't I cut across that field? Wait, it's a trail race...yup that thinking for 60 miles.
Nov 2, 2015 1:34 PM # 
Myself and the two girls I ran with were lantern rouge in the 50k! That was a tough course for sure. Sorry I missed you! :-)
Nov 5, 2015 2:07 AM # 
coach ld:
Way to go OM - sounds like "character-building" stuff.

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