We had runners and bikers of all different distances and routes. All bases were covered.
Runners took the following routes with some arriving early for their bonus miles.
- West on Grove to Granite.
- Granite to Patterson, east on Patterson
- Patterson to Willow Lawn Drive to Monument
- East on Monument to Westmoreland and home to the VSF
5 and 6 Milers
- East on Grove to Malvern; Malvern across Broad
- Take a left on Dabney which will turn into Bethlehem
- Left on Staples Mill at the Wawa
- Left on Monument
- 5s come home on Westmoreland, 6s come home on Malvern to Grove
Gomer Pyle took us out.
The Pax was moving fast this morning with elite runners in both the 5s and 6s. It was good to see Phonics, Offshore, and Wheelie on the roads again.
Both the runners and bikers had a couple of challenges this morning. Circle K took a flat tire in the wrong neighborhood. Fortunately, the F3 racing team had parts and pump to get him repaired and moving again. After running the mile of death down Dabney, a car at Wawa came close to Phonics. Even in a well lit area, if a driver isn’t looking for a runner, they aren’t going to see them.
Speaking of mile of death, Dabney lived up to expectations with potholes and a constant caravan of cement and beer trucks. Colbeer!
Finally, the name of the backblast. There was a strong and pleasant smell of cupcakes or some other Hostess product on a stretch of Dabney. Then of course we had Krispy Kreme as we came up Staples Mill. Labrat talked me out of grabbing a few dozen for the Pax on the return to the AO.
Time to Taper,