Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Boys in the Mud...

Well, the Fleet Feet ultra boys headed over to the Hagg Lake 50k to take on the (moderate) mud and rolling hills outside of Forest Grove. I have personally done this run 7 times (man, am I getting that old?) and Sean has run it 6 times. So, we have seen tons of mud, little mud, and somewhere in between. This year was about perfect as there was enough mud to keep things interesting but not enough to get really frustrated.

The Hagg Lake Trail runs offer two distances: a 25k (15.5 miles) and a 50k (31 miles). The runs circle Hagg Lake once for the 25k and twice for the 50k. They are fun, low key races, that allow runners to shake off the rust of winter and see exactly how many pies need to be burned off from the holidays.

Congratulations to all of the Central Oregonians who played in the mud: 50kers Benjamin Baxter, Al MacInnis, Todd Chester, and Nancy MacInnis. 25k representatives were Clint Mosely and Christina Baxter.

Sean and I both had solid races and finished in 4th and 2nd place, respectively. Sean's might be more impressive as he dressed like Richard Simmons for the entire run (wig included) and come to think about it...his body looks pretty darn similar as well.

If you want to learn more about the event for next year, click here.

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