Saturday, February 28, 2009
M and W, together with M's good friend Tim Hebel tackled the 10.1 mile Castlewood Trail Run along with approximately 300 other runners from around Missouri. The course was tortuous, hilly, and rocky. Fortunately, the predicted snowfall did not occur, but temperature was still a factor at 30 degrees Fahrenheit. If you look closely on picture (click on it), you can see frost that formed on W's cap over course of race. The final mile featured a frigid stream crossing in ankle deep water. W finished in 1:28:25, good enough for 3rd place in the 50-54 age group, a respectable time that left him quite exhausted. M and Tim ran a little easier and stopped short of the finish, as Tim was running non-registered. Hot dogs and free drinks rounded out the race around a smoky fire.