Well, another super-crazy-busy February is winding down, somewhat. Two weekends ago, I ran a tough 100-miler. Last weekend, I race-directed a 3-race event. I'm busy this weekend, too, but not for 18-24 hours per day, like the past two weekends.
This was last weekend's event:
Psycho WyCo Run Toto Run 50 Km, 10 Mile, & 20 Mile Trail Runs 3rd Annual Saturday, February 10, 2007 8:00 AM Wyandotte County Lake Park Kansas City, KS
What a fun day we all had at the 3rd annual Psycho WyCo Run Toto Run. Check out some of the race details:
We had record attendance: 281 entrants.
We had a severely icy trail!
We had a "Shoe Screwing" pit stop.
We had a new course 50-kilometer record of 4:39:17, set by Caleb Chatfield, during really icy course conditions. Caleb Chatfield -------Photo by Dick Ross
We had another "Trail Nerd," Kyle Amos, give Caleb some serious competition.
We had terrific volunteers and knowledgeable aid station personnel.
We had good, hot soup.
We had a lot of Muzzurahns, quite a few Kansans, way too many Iowanians, more than a few MNsotans, 1 German, a Cuban, some Oklahomans, three terrific Texans, two "Joisy" girls, a few fast Nebraskans, and our first BAREFOOT finisher. Photo by Rick Mayo
The race reports, photos, and happening's are here. My full Race Director's report is Here.
"Bad Ben" & "Good Ben" ------Photo by Dick Ross
Bad Ben Head Trail Nerd "Dirty Feet, Run Dirt Cheap"
I find ways to enjoy life as much as I can. Also, life's too short to treat people poorly.
I'm into long runs in the park, consuming salt, popping blisters,
eating roadkill & tree bark, and burying whiners in shallow, unmarked
graves. I also enjoy designing trail race courses that would make the
Marquis de Sade blush.
A fun time for me would include banging muddy shoes together, setting
broken bones with a machinist's vise, and duct-taping-down any part of my
body that is bleeding or just flopping-about uselessly.
What helps me to be an active trailrunner and grandpa?
1) Daily sponge baths with bovine stem cells;
2) Copious amounts of delicious & nutritious homebrewed beer; and
3) My secret elixir...Bicarbonate of Figleaf.