Monday, May 28, 2012
Run with Scissors - 2011
Run with Scissors, Trail marathon – Oct 30, 2011
This race started my Fall trail races, and it was a good one!
Here is the race director (Ray Heger, very nice guy) giving the last instructions:
It was a tough race, the course was very muddy. My Garmin did not work so I had no idea about mileage or time. My long pants got ripped and tripped once, so I dropped them at the 2nd aid station with my funny hat (for Halloween) which was falling off. The temperature in the morning was 30F, a bit chilly, but I was OK with shorts and a jacket.
There was a contest for the best Halloween outfit. Jason Thibault won the contest:
I finished 6th overall with time 4:09 (and my race number was 409, coincidence!) I finished 4th male and first over 40. I received the "Grandmasters" award (first over 50).
[We had some discussion about this. I still think that the first over 40 should get the Masters award, even if over 50, but I accept the fact that in most races the awards are given as follows: 1) Open (0-39), 2) Masters (40-49), 3) Grandmasters (50 or older), even though, in my opinion, this scheme favors Masters runners.]
Here is a picture of me after the race, with my award, and my running outfit for the day.
Overall, and despite the mud, it was a fine race, I enjoyed it. Part of my award was a “coupon” to enter for free next year. I’ll be there!!