I was so lucky to have an opportunity to run this great trail race in Tahoe. I was in San Jose for business the week before and managed to stay for the weekend so I could run this race. The course was a combination of single track and fire road/double track in the Burton Creek State Park, based at an average altitude of 2,000m.
I used the race as a training run so was not concentrating on speed, which was good as the weather was super-hot with the temperatures for the 2nd half of the race rising to approx. 30c. The heat actually discouraged people from doing the marathon and as it was a 2 loop course many people pulled out after completing the 1st loop.
It was fantastic to experience a different race in a different continent and I had the surprise of coming 2nd Lady.
Time: 5hrs 11mins
Result: 2nd Lady, 1st lady Vet
|Only a few other people on the trails|
|Enjoying the trails and the sun|
|Happy to have finished|