Thursday, July 17, 2014

Brazen Racing's Dirty Dozen, and 100th Race, 2014

All of these pictures are from the wonderful Brazen Nation of volunteers!  All race photos are put on a site to download for free (very rare in running, photos can be super spendy). There were over 50 pictures with at least one of us in them. Not to mention that the amazing NTL took a lot and sent us over a link to his.
So, here's a peek at the view the volunteers had of our day, I'll do a post next week with my pictures.

Here comes Sophie, nearing the end of a lap. That couple holding hands, I do not know them, but man they were so cute. They had Bride and Groom chairs at their base camp, and every time I saw them running they were holding hands. Later in the day, he carried a huge stump with some sort of flag/banner draped over it...I'm not sure what organization he was with, or what it symbolized, but it was impressive.
Emma and I ran two laps together, not sure which this is.  I'm holding the relay bib, it was on a tri race belt, which, unbelievably, I'm not built like a triathlete right now, and while it did fit fine around my waist, it gave me an extra roll that I did not appreciate, so I just held it each lap.
Myles getting his 5k done.  Emma was supposed to be running with him, but his 5k lap was her 4th lap around when she was over 13 miles in, and she was tired, and he got away from her.
She's just covered over 13 miles and she's still super happy!

Sam and Jasmin were presented with a book of 100 stories from runners who have cool stories stemming from running Brazen races, in honor of this being the 100th Brazen race.

There's a whole series of Myles finish line pictures..he got right to the timing mat, stopped, turned around, ran the opposite way to ask Emma which side he was supposed to cross.....5kers on the right, 6 and 12 hour runners on the left....then he turned around and finally crossed the finish line.  Killed me to see the pictures...I was running at the time and didn't see it.
Brian hit his goal of running a 50k, while I managed to survive the day : )

Sophie coming into the aid station at the far end of the loop.
I can't say enough what a good boy Myles was! He ran for 1 hour out of the 14 we were there, and never complained once.  He made a tent when he needed alone time, played on his Kindle, loomed, colored, ate, slept....and kept himself occupied. He managed to have fun and wants to do it again next year.

Thanks, Allen : )  I had tummy trouble early in the day, NTL loves a pottie picture.
Allen managed this pretty shot of one of my favorite parts of the course.
Love it!!
Sophie had no problem hitting 13.3, loved it, and earned a sweet coaster/medal/bottle opener.
Brian passing a little boy who's running the 10k, I believe.
Allen caught us having a serious convo about who should do the last lap...I had sat out for a few, but didn't think I could get a good fast lap in and still leave us time to do lots of little Brian headed out again...and it's a good thing, because he was just able to hit his goal for the day and wouldn't have had I done the last big loop.
Cheering in the runners finishing up their last little loop, right at the end of the 12 hours.
The girls with Mrs. NotTHATLucas after her last lap.
What camp looked like by the end of the day.
What we looked like by the end of the day.
A great look at all the runners camps near the start/timing arch.  The course runs down the middle.  Next year....pop up tent!!

There you have it, a look at the events of the day! Thank you again to all the volunteers who were out taking pictures, and thanks to NTL for your pictures.  NTL was doing the 12 hour as well as getting great pictures!!

1 comment:

  1. I love the pictures that one of the volunteers took along that new stretch of shoreline trail! And I love that Myles dropped his sister (too bad about the finish line confusion though)! I'm so glad that it worked out that your whole family could be there, and I love how they all did so well! Congrats! See you at Bear Creek.