Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Special Run


With sustained rain upon us, Pax converged by the Commons under the enclosure.  YHC gave the route and off we went.

Out the Bat Cave exit and across the Huguenot Bridge.  Take the Riverside exit and then a left to head west on Riverside.  4s turn around at the park entrance and 5s turn around at Hickory for out and back routes.

6s continue up Hickory to Cherokee and hang a left.  Cross Huguenot Rd and take a left on Arrowhead which will turn into Oxford Pkwy.  Take Riverside back to the bridge and return home.


When the bat cave was called, the Pax groaned in anticipation of deep water.  The bat cave did not disappoint as we navigated the trail via sparse lights and how the person in front of you fared on the terrain.

Many opted for the shirtless option since the humidity was 100% and soaking.  The view over the river was serene as the waters were calm despite recent rain.  Riverside never disappoints and is certainly one of the top running roads in Richmond (when you can see the river).

As we returned to the AO, one of the Spider Buses had a destination titled “Special Run” displayed.  Most days with this Pax are indeed special and always better than going it solo.  Add some rain, snow, or challenging terrain, and it gets very special.

I am glad the bus driver agrees as well.

Time to Taper,



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  1. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Nice run in the rain boys !
    Glad no injuries in the cave…
    See y’all in the gloom..

  2. I felt like I was surfing a few times on the mud in the bat cave. What better way to break in a new pair of shoes.

    Dutch committed this morning to hitting spider run every Tuesday from now until the marathon. I guess we will all have someone to chase.

  3. Good to run with BT this morning. I almost missed the start because I was looking for my headlamp at home. Time to break those out again boys…

    Special indeed.

  4. That was a blast guys. Great first visit to Spider Run.

    Slip and Slide next time?