Sunday, December 13, 2009

Pere Marquette Endurance Trail Run

Ran the in the Pere Marquette Endurance Trail Run yesterday. The race is a rather vertical 7.5 mile trail run at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, IL.

Also known as "No Wimps, No Whiners", the race follows a a series of craggy, eroded, muddy, leaf-covered, root-laden and icy trails - which can demand some artful footwork to traverse. I saw more than a few scraped and bloodied body parts, as well as a few ambulance rides this year, which is apparently not an uncommon sight.

I managed to finish unscathed in 1h 7m 41s. 10th in my age group (30-34). My good friend Al Beers took 1st in his division. Nice work Al!

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