Sunday, September 21, 2008
photos from staten island 6 hour run -- 9/20/08
The Richmond Rockets put on this Staten Island Ultra, and it is a nice event with one exception ---the traffic getting back from Staten Island!! For this reason, would definately think twice about running this again as didn't get home until 6 which caused me considerable unrest at home --and because the race was on a Saturday, I missed 2 soccer games (fortunately Ike's team was playing the neighbor's team so they kindly took him)...anyway, this was the second year that I have run this --last year, came in 3rd woman with 34.5 miles --this year ran 37 miles and was 6th!! But the women in front of me all had great races, especially Gail, Susan (only her 3th ultra), and Kelly from Staten Island who won w/40 miles or so. I swear, i felt so out of gas and tired at the beginning wanted to drop out after an hour --my shoes weren't comfortable, and my achilles hurt...blah, blah...but did get my second wind and was able to crank out 7 miles in the last 1:10 (paced by Kelly, the winner). As for the men, Frank did awesome with 32 miles -only one less than last year, and that was because he slowed down. Rob's race was disappointing in that he was in shape to ru 40 miles but is plantar fasciatis was bothering him and he had to stop and walk...bummer.
I hope that it will hold up for the 24 hour --if not he'll do what he can do with ice and advil. Brennen came in 3rd overall male with 41 miles after Byron and Phil (a close race --they both ran 48 miles)---also saw Grant, Barbara, Shir, Aland all the other BUS members ---sadly, no BUS series will happen next year...so glad I took part this year! The series is going by the wayside of Mystic, Westchester and Dutchess marathons!!! Richie is retiring. But he did announce yesterday that he has 30 or so people for the 24 hour on Oct. 4 --BTW, the weather was spectacular!!!