Sunday, May 31, 2009

Interim Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Race Report

My pacer, Jamie Anderson, has threatened me with bodily harm if I do not post my race report from the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 in something less than the three months it usually takes me to get these things done. So here goes...

The race was held on May 16th. I climbed a mountain and then many more that felt just like it. It was blistering hot and then chillingly cold. I went from near heat stroke to near hypothermia during the first thunderstorm of the day. I almost stepped on a rattlesnake who introduced himself with a robust rattle. I witnessed and almost touched my first whip-poor-will. And I finished in 15th place with a time of 26:29:17, right after seeing my second sunrise of the race.

I hope this will satisfy my buddy Jamie until I have the time to properly craft a race report that you, my readers, will find worth your time. Until then, keep running.

7 comments:

pathfinder said...

I actually liked the short version report...not a lot of wasted words.

Dan said...

That sums it up nicely!

UltraFlash said...

Thanks guys, but I promise a more verbose version is in the works. Kevin, I can't guarantee it will not contain any wasted words but it should be fun to read!

middle.professor said...

A+ for clarity and brevity but you won't make much money if you're paid by the word.

Jamie said...

Screw short... dude, I want a novel. You write well, can't wait to read about it.

UltraFlash said...

Look for a more novel-like version next weekend.

chris mcpeake said...

Great stuff. Gets right to the point. Congrats on a strong race. I hate snakes