Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Riddler in the Ruin


A Spinal Tap worthy 11 embarked on what could have been a snowy run. This is the route, more or less, as narrated by the woodland holiday deer illuminated in the yards.

Down the road past the lake and loop up to the Robin’s Center parking lot. 4s/5s cut through the fraternity row fence line while 6s climb Boatwright to Three Chopt.

4s veer left on Baldwin to Westham, while 5s veer right on Horsepen and a left on Woodberry to Westham. 6s take a left on Three Chopt, a left on Patterson, and a left on Westham.

Cruise on Westham, cross River, and drop down Westham Station to pick up the bat cave back.

Backblast name is taken from a miscommunication during a running conversation with Shakedown. It sounds pretty fitting. There were also some good movie references to Billy Madison and Spinal Tap this morning.

YHC took us out.


  • A few spots opened up for the Bear Creek 10 miler this Sunday. See race website for details.
  • BT has the Q for Wdog tomorrow, which may or may not have relevance to his latest trip around the sun.
  • Canned food ruck this Friday night. See preblast for details. If you are interested in rucking, donating canned food or both – come out and join us. Fire pit to follow.

Bodos –> https://www.goruck.com/pages/what-is-rucking


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  1. Good route Lockjaw. It was short as you (and Sippy) declared, nevertheless still enjoyable.

    Good luck to all the geriatrics out there (existing or budding).

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