Low 70s greeted a hearty group of runners and bikers on this ever peculiar Friday morning RAMM. It was good to see some familiar faces and have at least 45 minutes of normality these days. As always, I’m appreciative of this group, their humor, their encouragement and their inspiration.
Admittedly, the newly renovated Bat Cave starting at UofR and going to Huguenot Road has got me all fired up. The blacktop is a sensational running surface and the trail is wide and brand new. And, as it turns out, if you go west on Grove, right at Three Chopt and then down Iris to the start of the trail near UR, it is almost exactly 3 miles from Mary Munford when you get to the end of the trail. I mean, is that not a sign or what?
The 5 milers play the role of Moses in this backblast. The trail itself if about 1/2 mile long. Thus, simple mathematics will tell you that the 5s take the above root right to the start of the trail and then turn around. They get to see the asphalt, the wide trail…they get to hear the quietness…but they have turn around and head back.
The 4s get on Iris and then take a left on Robin. From Robin they take a left on St. Andrews and left on Stonehurst. Take a right on Iris and back to the shovel flag.
This isn’t the easiest of runs…heading back up Iris after 3.5 miles is somewhat of a chore.
Good work, everyone. Please be safe out there and I hope everyone stays healthy.