Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bear Mtn Northface Endurance run 1/2 marathon -April 12. 2008







This was easily the most difficult trail run I have ever done --every step of the way was single track filled with rocks and boulders, up steep climbs or down slipper rocks --alot of boulder scrambling and 4mountains --no wonder only 19 50 milers, out of 86 starters finished...full race report to follow but here are alot of photos showing the climbs in the 1/2, which was the same as the 50K and 50 miler (miles 4 and 5 took 1/2hour!!). I was so lucky to hook up with Anthony's friend Kristen we were both on the same wavelength -take our time and finish on one piece. I was so proud of brennen and staci, who finished the 50 miler and 50K, and Anthoy, who made t to mile 39.2 and would have been able to go on had they not had the most unreasonable cutoffs!!!!! Almost 75 percent of the field was cut.

7 comments:

rundangerously said...

wow, for you to say it was tougher than escarpment means that was one unbelievable patch of terrain to run a race over!!

all that hard work deserves some adult beverages :D

Just_because_today said...

hey, I'll skip the endurance run but can I come for the adult beverages????

AnthonyP said...

Awesome job. Awesome pictures. See ya later today !!!

Meredith said...

great job! thanks for the report and all the great pictures :)

CTmarathoner said...

yes, Frank, it was harder than escarpment as the climbs were longer and the descents just as bad...but the views were awesome. Next time, I am skipping the run and going out for adult beverages with you and Myriam (and anthony)-
seriously, Myriam - we need to go to a wine tasting event this summer!!with my brother, of course.
Thanks Meredith, if i had known how bad this course was, would have never registered given that I am recovering!!! see you at Sybil.

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Divaleh said...

LOL! Could I possible have any more food shoved in my mouth right then? I think that was pretty much the last bit I was able to get down, aside from some saltines later one. Thank you SO much for your company - next time we'll have to do it for longer (I'll try to keep up)!