in terms of excitement, getting to race headquarters - the putnam vfw hall pictured here - was a a great way to kick off the morning. emmy and i left early enough that even with a handful of wrong turns, we still made it with barely 10 minutes to spare before the start!
the finish, just in front of the statue of sybil ludington. this is a tough course, and today it got the better of me. my 5:13 was one of my slowest finishes in a non-trail 50k. emmy and i ran the entire race together, occasionally joined by other runners for a few miles. emmy was the second woman overall! my finish was good enough for third place age group award.
meredith, me, emmy, and anthony in front of the sybil statue. meredith, eddie (taking this photo) and anthony manned the aid station at mile 16.
rob and i grab a few minutes of rest before walking back to the vfw hall for post-race food and drinks (which included captain lawrence beer)!
here is my race report.
here are more of my race photos.