I loved the course. It was very challenging and technical. Lots of rocky uphill and downhill. However, time and distance seem to go by faster when one is concentrating on keeping their footing and the scenery is awesome.
The highlights were seeing so many RC3 chicks show up for the 5k and 10k. Susy Q (Schlottmann) and Syndie did the 5k course. Shelly, Susan P, Kristin N, Renee U, Christina, Darris and myself did the 10K. Jennifer L, Emilie S and Dara L were there doing the 2k fun run/hike with their kids (they had a great kid friendly venue). Fast chick, Susie Kramer, was not there but her son Gunnar was there to represent. We were so excited when he got this big second place trophy in the juniors division. He also was the lucky finder of the one prize egg on the 5k course. Needless to say, it was a great day for Gunnar and his Dad (Bobby) who participated with Gunnar.
And there is some back story behind the firemen photo with the veiled runner chick...
Megan (who is from Wisconsin and who we did not meet until after the race) ran the Cave Creek Trail run instead of getting married on Saturday by no fault of her own. I think whoever that guy was that left this obviously strong and beautiful woman was stupid. However, as Darris told her--these things happen for a reason. She'll be better off and a much smarter guy will make her happy. I confess, I asked these attractive young fire dudes to help us put a little smile on her face. She'll get a good laugh out of this photo when she looks back on the whole thing. And well... afterwards, we thought we should all get our photo taken with a fireman too!
Megan from Wisconsin and her fireman friends. We wish you well Megan.
You can come run with RC3 chicks anytime you're in town!
One can never overlook an opportunity to get their photo taken with a fireman... from left to right Shelly, Christina, Renee (425) cute Fire Dude #1, e (408), Kristin N, Susan P (in back) cute Fire Dude #2 and Darris.