We found Myles sitting on a log eating ice-cream : ), and then I headed out up the 10k course to find Emma. The first and second 13.1 finishers came ripping down the hill as I was heading up it which was really cool to see. This is the only Brazen race where there is money to be won, and these guys were running hard! I'm sure they would have been running hard regardless of the money, but it can't hurt their pace to know they are about to get paid! After not too long I saw a lanky figure that was coming down the hill in the fog. I yelled out "Em is that you??", and heard a "yeah! It's me!" She must have thought she was getting paid too, cuz she was hauling 10 yr old booty! She was soaked and looked done, but it was all downhill and she could hear the finish. She flew down! Really. The pics are pretty cool of her feet a blur but her upper body smooth as butter.
Everyone laid down great times, Myles pr'd by 7 minutes. Brian put down a 1:11 10k that had nearly 2000 ft of elevation gain! All 3 kids took 3rd in their age divisions and came home w/double medals.
|Some form, huh??|
|He's up by the scooper, he's heading to the sign in the road to run around it and come back down.|
|Two siblings, passing in the fog. He's heading down, Sophie's working hard on the uphill.|
|Emma appearing out of a fog bank.|
|The kid can run!|
|Heading into the shoot|
Brazen! Needless to say, but I'll say it anyway, everything was wonderful - parking, parking shuttles, bibs, shirts, finisher medals, a.d. medals, food, drinks, sweatshirts, other runners, the music, the course, the volunteers, Sam, Jasmin....everything was perfect!!
More pictures here.