Saturday, January 8, 2011

2011 mhrrc "recover from the holidays: 50k: race photos and results

the mhrrc "recover from the holidays" 50k was a snow and ice filled affair. this is the second weekend in a row that i've run a race on snow (last saturday was the new year's half marathon at van cortlandt park). in addition to the snow and ice, it was cold - the temperature never rose above the mid-20's. while running in these conditions is not fun - the event itself was fantastic, and the organizers are incredibly generous. this is an old school fat ass event (and free), yet the runners were surprised to discover long-sleeved tech shirts waiting for them at the finish!

under the circumstances, i was more than pleased with my 5:21:28 finish. all in all, the 50k only had 20 finishers from the starting field. the highlight of the day was our post-race warm-up and "recovery" at the hyde park brewing company. emmy, francis, seth, and i went there to rehydrate with some locally brewed beer!

short race report to follow. and i'll add link to results once they're posted.

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