Trail Run race 1:39:27*** 14.63 km (6:48 / km) +285m6:12 / km ahr:144 max:156 shoes: NB Leadville VS
Dirty Bird 15k Trail Race at French Creek SP (with 30k and 50k options). Started near the Park Office and did a big loop to the north (mostly on the FC North map). Rocks, roots, mud and water - the way trail running is meant to be! To top off the last several months of above average rainfall, another inch of rain fell overnight. So trails were often small streams and there were puddles more than ankle deep. Took a face plant in a puddle about 1/2 mile into the race, so I was wet and muddy early (didn’t actually get my face into it, just arms and legs).
Good racing weather - mid-40s and cloudy but clearing and full sun shortly after I finished so very nice for hanging around. And the typical great organizing job by Pretzel City Sports.
Finished 97th overall (out of >300 in the 15k) and 2nd in M60-67 (~2:30 back). A 72yo guy finished about 10 minutes ahead! Good representation from the orienteering community - AJ Riley 4th overall, Peter Zakrevski 7th, Istvan Nagy about 3 min faster than me, Chris Hand somewhere mid-pack, Wyatt spectating (and driving the young speedsters) and Greg Ahlswede winning the 30k in about 2:08.
Trail Run1:15:46** 6.18 mi (12:16 / mi) +254m10:52 / mi ahr:132 max:146 shoes: NB Leadville VS
Walking Purchase Park in Salisbury Twp., starting from Dodson Street Park at the top of the hill. Lots of leaves hiding the rocks (which there are also a lot of). A few easily avoidable muddy spots but generally dry trails. Low 40s, breezy and not much sun (i.e. November).