4 runners launched from the Rutland clubhouse, quickly meeting Bulkhead, running towards the start, to make 5 runners. The Pax took the long way to Cool Springs West, via Oakham, Fox Hill Farm, Colvincrest, and Hughesland. Runners then completed an outer loop around the Cool Springs West trail and an inner loop around the southern part of the neighborhood. Spit, Bulkhead, and Opus took the short way back, down Crestfield, for between 4 and 4.5 miles. YHC and Whitesnake took a longer route, including all of the trail prep Whitesnake will need for his Bear Creek 10 miler, for between 4.5 and 5 miles. The ruckers, who ambitiously covered 5 miles, were running late, so we counted them off in absentia. No announcements, but good luck to the west end folks in their race this weekend. Opus took us out. Notably, there was actual sunlight by this time. Just say no to daylight savings time!
YHC was trying to avoid duplicating recent runs and to take advantage of the relatively bright conditions we would have. I think that may be enough Cool Springs West for a while, though. It was great meeting and running with Whitesnake. The 200 yards of unpaved trail we ran have you good to go for Sunday.