|Welcome to Fries, VA!|
|There were 3 piles this size massed around the room pre race.|
Driving into Fries on Friday and overlooking the river, one would not guess that 24 hours later it would be a festive Start/Finish Line of an exciting ultra marathon.
|All quiet, later morning 10/8 (day before)|
|Same area 18 hours later, awaiting arrival of first runners...|
What follows is the race report I submitted to Ultrarunning last night.
|Frontrunners take off! Eventual winners Kate Brun (L white hate) and Chris Motta (to R with gray shirt on)|
|Rick working hard for his speedy finish|
|Amy Walters celebrates life!|
Beth Minnick took the day off from ultrarunning and volunteered at Cliffview and at the Finish area. She took some great photos which she is happy to share. Go to: http://picasaweb.google.com/Iron.Mtn.Trail.Runners/NewRiver50K?authkey=Gv1sRgCMup8oz2tKG5owE&feat=directlink#
Thank you sooo very much to all the runners, volunteers, State Park Folks, my co-workers for dealing with my stress, my hubbie George and kitty Mama Gray for putting up with me and the piles of race stuff! I welcome everyone's critical feedback on the event, I am best reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, not by this link from this blog.
Now is time to focus on work and home and readying for Gibraltar! Notice the new time gizmo at the top of this blog. The 100k World Championship will start 6:30am local time in Gibraltar on November 7. More details on this in a future post.