8 Faithful F3ers and 142+ other folks posted for a trail run at Bear Creek State Park. Weather was a little chilly to start but was glorious by end of the run
5 mile out and 5 mile back trail run. Try to follow the white markers and white blazes on the trees to stay on route.
Much like the BRR descriptions of the terrain, the Bear Creek description that YHC received from Saab and LockJaw was nowhere near what was described. Relatively flat, no significant elevation changes. I saw no flat ground the whole run and although the elevation change was not a mountain goat hard leg, there were some pretty good hills. Five (or more) stream crossings along the way. Thankfully the recent weather left the stream levels low and at most the water hit the top of your shoes.
First trail race for several of us. I know that it was the virgin trail run for Splinter, Oyster, Offshore, and TYA. I know for sure that Saab, Lab Rat and Lockjaw have done trail runs before. Not sure about Honeydo.
Tclaps to Lab Rat for the post race meal. He threw together a rice, chicken and hot dog treat that hit the spot post race. Great second F after the race with a variety of adult and non adult beverages available. Splinter and Oyster’s daughter enjoyed a post race chocolate milk. Tclaps to Oyster wife for the post race Dunkin Donuts. Beer and donuts are a great combination.
Much talk after the race about the BRR and this experience. Saab declared that he would most likely not do the BRR again because “how could it possibly top the first experience at the BRR”. Well, I say that we find out how.
Back to the RVA trails next week.