What a perfect day for a race. And what a race- three guys finish within seven seconds at the top and eight break an hour- for 20K !
First as a board member, I want to thank everyone who gave me such great feedback on the race. I've rarely heard such uniformly positive buzz about a race, but I agree that today's race, with John Courtmanche and John Byzsiewicz leading the way, went off great.
Second, I wanted to mention a few people I saw or didn't see today. Ryan Pancoast ran a 1:12 ! Jim Zoldy- 1:13- just awesome. Chris Schulten, another great race today as you and George Buchanan came in at 1:14. Psst- George is in his fifties ! He's unbelievable...
James Beaubrun- awesome smart race. Having never run a race over 10K, coming in with a 1:16 in your first 20K and running strong in the back 10K was the way to go.
Barks- thanks for pushing me and for hanging out afterwords.
Charlie- going to do Hammerfest ?
In all the years I've run the race, I think today's race itself might have been the most enjoyable one yet. I'll post a race-recap tomorrow and rate the race on Racevine.com...