A quick post to share a few photos from the Fells Trail Race this past Saturday (12/05/09). This was the final race in the 2009 Eastern New England Trail Race Series. Thank goodness the snow came later that day so we can start training for snowshoe fun!
No slide show above? Click your heels 3 x HERE. Repeat after me.
Congratulations to all the eight-miler and ultra-distance racers, first time & veteran Fells runners, & two to four-legged pacer pals. A huge KUDOS MAXIMUS (new expression) to the ultra runners who ran the eight-mile loop two to five times. For those poor in calculations (Streph T not included) or dizzy in distance disbelief—that equates to 16, 24, 32 &/or 40 miles along the Middlesex Fells Skyline Trail. Three Loops (durr, 24 miles) or more was recorded for the UltraRunning folk.
If you've run or hiked the Skyline in the Fells you know it's not some soft-shoe picnic. So y'all matter big time for any distance out there because you hauled yourself to the start line when the down comforter begged you to stay.
Thanks to Bogie D, and Mike H and friends for their support to runners out there. I for one, wish I got more photos but my battery tuckered out in the cold, understandably as things sometimes do. Exception: Tucker Pero. How many ULTRAS are under that collar?
In case you forgot what the weather was like on Saturday after 12 noon—cold, wet and a perfect concoction for hypothermia. There's no place like home..and a warm comforter...
For results and "the deets" follow the skyline to here.