The Sisters here. We got great views of these Central Oregon Mountains all day.
7am in the morning of Peterson Ridge Rumble. It couldn't get any better. Today was a 38.5 mile run in a beautiful place.
South Sister here.
RD, Sean Meissner....... this is what you follow guys and gals....
Sean, did you try to hide them at some intersections??? Just kidding. Yup, over 2/3rds of the field got anywhere from a 1/4 mile off course to 2 miles. No big deal. I didn't care.
the early starters.
It was great to see friends at the race. I ran my first ultra with Theresa, Sean, and my brother three years ago.
Beverly Anderson-Abbs, brother, Ed Willson before the race.
Alan Abbs and Craig Thornley
Van and Olga basking in the sun after.
others want to play too.
brother in Sunsweet shirt. Caroline, always smiling, Klug taking a sip before the start.
we are lost so why not take pictures
Well, Rod Bien just tore up the corse Sunday. Rod in yellow and Kelly Woodke in orange shorts.
Rod finished in 4:42, 28 minutes ahead of AJW!!! Man he is going to be in the mix also at States.
Bev and Kami yo-yoed a bit during the race until Bev had little low point after the 2nd to last aid station. Kami got after it. She made the comment to Jeff, "Well, somebody had to put the hammer down." She was right.
Jeff was happy with his race. He wanted to start of conservative and just run hard the second half. He was in 16th place at that point and just started picking them off. He finished in 6th.
Pretty much nothing went right for me. I couldn't get my camera to work halfway during the race... I was slow to-boot. I won't bore you with the laundry list of what went wrong. About the only thing that went right was I finished upright. That's pretty much it.
With all the problems I was trying to solve the thing that I was thankful for it was such a beautiful day. Great run and great friends to say "hi" to AS THEY PASSED ME BY. I JUST GOT TO TALK TO MORE OF THEM THAT WAY! But all in all I did have fun.
About the only thing that went right during the run is I hit my target 87% of the time when spitting...... Yea, I even missed the ground doing that. That pretty much tells you how my run went. Arghhhhh.....
But truely, this is why I like to run here.