Run race 1:01:29  14.76 km (4:10 / km) +371m 3:42 / km
shoes: Inov8 Rocklite 280 (yellow v3)
Bare Creek Trail Run 15k - 3rd overall, 61:29, winner 60:06
Started pretty fast with the top guys and once we hit the Cascades trail I let my legs go and created a solid gap before we hit the creek crossing. I knew I was gonna lose time on uphills so tried to gain some seconds early on. I had Charlie and Glenn back on my heels soon into the first big hill and decided to let them go into a 50-100m lead. I thought I would reel them back in on the second downhill but that plan was gone with crowds of 6k runners. So instead of hammering it down, I was zig zagging between kids and shouting to keep to one side. Really annoying. Still, managed to close on Glenn a bit but once we hit the final hill, my legs just switched off and I suffered through it.
Lost 80 seconds on the two hill segments so there you go...
The course itself was a bit dull, wide fire trails, over 2km on streets, definitely a lot more potential in this area but I understand that for the occasional trail running folks it was great. The creek crossing (up to me knees) in full speed was fun though.