Saturday, January 9, 2010

watchung winter 50k: race photos and results



the watchung winter 50k was probably the coldest trail race i've done! the course (three 10.7 mile loops) was tough on its own - but toss in the 22 degrees, wind gusts, sheets of ice that covered the first half mile of the trail - and the weather added an entirely new dimension! i went off course countless times - with one huge "oops" in the last 5 miles of the last loop! i finished up in 6:32 - and easily ran 35+ miles on the day!

will i be back next year - definitely!! here is my race report, and here are the race results.

here are some photos:



4 comments:

Just_because_today said...

and how many insane, I mean runners did this?

ChickenUnderwear said...

How do you run over 35 miles in a 50K?

rundangerously said...

myriam, i'm not sure how many finished all 3 loops, but there were 50+ starters!

michael, the course was just over 32 miles ... and i went off course and ran a few extra miles (a/k/s got lost)!

CTmarathoner said...

Michael -it's trail running!! all miles are 'approximate' --the David Horton 50Ks, held down in Virginia, are famous for being 34-plus miles? who knows why...
I told Joe that he and jill should try and plan for next year and hope that the weather more temperate...
with his knee issues, the icy trail might be tough....