last night i capped off the 4th of july with a trip down to van cortlandt park for the vctc summer xc series relay. the day started off in mahopac for the wlf putnam county classic. it was still 91 degrees outside at the 7 pm start! a good many of the runners had done the 8 miler that morning and were wrapping up the day with another 2 in the park.
the relay is a fantastic event. in addition to the race itself, the vctc held a best costume contest. and there were also prizes for the teams that had also paired up for the 8 miler in the morning! by an informal show of putnam county classic tee shirts, there were quite a few teams that were doing the double.
i teamed up with emmy (we last ran this relay back in 2010). i ran the first two miles in 14:40 and, at the partner exchange, she literally handed off my camera to me as she set off on her leg! we finished in a combined 30:21 - which was good enough to win our age group - and a pair of carrot cake cupcakes!
i'll add a link to the result once they're posted.
a few more photos posted on facebook.