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.