10 dedicated runners set out to complete Richmond F3’s newest Tuesday AO: Spider Run.
Head out down the abandoned road next to CCV and come out at the shopping center. Cross the Huguenot Bridge and take the Riverside Drive exit. Head west upstream to Cherokee Rd and come about to return to the VSF.
Total Miles: 5.3*
*Additional mileage for Lockjaw, Saab, Fudd who ran to and from the AO, Swirly and Saab for their search and rescue mission.
Wow, where do we start with today’s backblast.
Fudd shows up with a swollen hand from a wasp sting reminiscent of the Woody Harrelson’s prosthetic in the Farrelly brother’s classic “Kingpin”. Wasp sting or bowling accident; one cannot determine.
YHC had two routes in mind and left it up to Pax to determine their fate. The first route was very detailed on three posted notes worth of direction with a copy to be left with the lead pack. With Saab wondering how to read on the run and Fudd approaching a stroke from that many directions, we went with the other route. We will visit the primary route with advance marking at a future date.
The run was awesome today. When crossing the bridge, we could see the lights of No Toll off in the distance as we pondered what our F3 brothers were up to in the gloom. The path along the river was serene and peaceful with the sounds of the river and birds welcoming the new day. Sunrise accompanied us on our return crossing of the bridge.
The Pax all made it back to the AO, except for TYA. His whereabouts unknown, Saab and Swirly doubled back with certainty that ill fortune awaited since TYA never gets lost. TYA later emerges from the second story of the commons building and rejoins the Pax. How he not only got misdirected on an out and back course but also entered a building and came out of the second story is still unknown.
YHC took us out.