Jeff and I scouted some potential bike routes on the way out, not a lot of luck, the "best" looking road was mostly gravel and had gates across it!
|gate that I opened (and closed) so we could drive on the county road|
|Del and I SUPing|
|Jeff at a creek crossing|
|Waiting for the start|
Mostly uphill and lots of rough rock to try and run on. About a mile in, I ended up in front of 3 or 4 other runners and we stayed together most of the run. It was actually tough to stay on the course and I had to stop and look for course markers a few times. I also had to stop to look at the view a few times. By biggest concern about the race (aside from getting hurt) was that I'd spend tons of time trying to get out of the way of the fast 30K runners. About mile 3, a few of the fastest 30K runners started to pass us, but they were all really nice and getting out of the way wasn't really an issue at all. At the last water stop, most of our little group kept going, but Mandy and I decided to take a detour up to Decision Point where the owners of RPR got married, totally worth it!
|Pretty flowers, and that's Mandy behind me|
Mandy and I ran the last 2 miles to the finish, my first trail 10K was actually just over 7 miles, but I had a great time, made a new friend and I'm thinking about doing another trail "race".
|Mandy and I finishing|