Shaggy Mane

Shaggy Mane

Saturday, July 11, 2009

5:00:59

Half Voyageur Trail Marathon 2009 (more details to come at a later date).

Good enough for 5th woman overall.

Last year I finished in 5:40 (first ever marathon) and 9th woman overall.

Stellar performances by many folks this year - weather conditions were perfect, course was dry (so dry the dust was flying in the powerlines) and the volunteers were great! I had wonderful support from Mr. Wildknits who met me at various aid stations.

10 comments:

Wayne said...

Wow, fast on the course and fast on the blogging!! :) Nice job out there!

wildknits said...

I was told to post my results even if I was too tired to do anything else ;->

Jean said...

Way to go! Wow, congratulations on such an impressive race. Glad to hear you got such excellent conditions to run in, and shaving 40 minutes off of last year's time is awesome. Fantastic job, and I hope you are recovering well!

Jim in Big lake said...

Awesome ! knocking 40 min off last year's time, great job ! Cut another 40 again next year !

wildknits said...

So optimistic Jim! Last year was a "Jarrow's Beach" year (the additional 1.2 mile section). About half of which is a boulder strewn dry ravine/dry creek bed. Not running that section (instead this year we had an additional 1.2 miles on the Magney-Snively ski trails - with their holes from horse hooves) is worth at least 10 - 15 minutes of time improvement I think.

Next year I will be able to really compare efforts - assuming weather stays the same ;->

Chris said...

Congrats!

Kel said...

Nice run! I'm gonna have to try that race one of these years...

wildknits said...

Kel - the Half Voyageur is a lot of fun - if by fun you mean climbing hills, crossing creeks and highstepping over rocks and roots ;->

Just sign up for next year - race fee heavily discounted for folks volunteering for the Minnesota Voyageur Ultra.

Helen said...

Congrats! I was on some of the trail last Friday - it's in great condition - looking forward to getting back up there again on the 25th!

wildknits said...

Helen - Thanks! I hope the weather is as good for your race! We have had some rain, finally. But on my run today the trails were pretty dry - no mud.

See you at Jay Cooke!