Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

That other race


With one particular race casting a long shadow over the pax, 6 intrepid runners (5 pax plus one M) gathered at the alternative AO this morning to toe the line of their own race.  A great morning greeted these runners, and they all found their own successes.  Of course, anyone finding this backblast should know that this race is our annual gathering at Bear Creek Lake State Park.

Several of the runners were either recovering from or coming down with various ailments, but all runners completed the race strong.  Shakedown wins the fastest pax this year, first to cross the line.  Only one fall this year, which is a huge improvement over last year.  Nobody got lost.  Chicken bog (Lab Rat stew) and beer were in great abundance afterwards, with the only injury of the day coming while cutting the cheese.  Insert middle school joke here.

Oyster and Lab Rat were the repeat runners. M. Oyster, Shakedown, EF Hutton, and Wedding Singer enjoying this race for the first time.  All did well and should be proud of their accomplishment.

Also, well done to Swirly and TYA for their amazing accomplishment last night.  We are all very happy to hear that both runners were able to finish injury free.


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  1. Good fun today fellas (and M. Oyster).

    The Chicken Bog was righteous. Just what I needed. Thanks for cooking, Lab Rat.


    Nice work everyone! I smoked.

  2. Well done guys. This race is quite an accomplishment from both a distance and technical perspective. I can only assume a majority of the PAX remained “upright” during the race and there were no crashes or ill-time somersaults (Lab Rat style).

    Hate to have missed the Lab Rat stew.