|Mrs Notthat and Enibas (not her real name) give each other a hug when we arrived. Sheesh. Yes, it was raining, but there was little chance of drowning while crossing the field.|
|Mrs Notthat and I ready for the worst.|
|The course was mostly like this - lots of great single-track trails.|
For as much rain as we had just had, the trails were in great shape - lots of solid footing with only a few slippery spots and overly ambitious puddles.
|No, I had not brought the sunscreen.|
Enibas spotted this doe on the trail. After tormenting us a bit, she wandered up the hill and let us pass.
The race has one aid station - at the end of the 10K loop. From here, we headed out on a lollipop course. (Note that I was using my waterproof camera, which weirdly, was determined to make things look damper than they were.)
|Annod (not her real name) being very perky about being nearly done. She was literally floating.|
|A flock (herd?) of turkeys saw me and wisely decided to wander away. I guess I was looking hungry.|
Superstar Yval (not her real name) was bravely directing runner traffic at the business end of the lollipop stick - time to climb the second real hill.
Flamingos! We know what that means - in this case, the end is near!
This race was great. The weather was actually perfect (which cannot be said about a number of other races in the area on this same day) and the trails were fine. There was only about 1200 feet of climbing for the Half Marathon (which was the longest distance offered), so this was a fairly easy course compared to last weekend's Mt Tam race.
Which is a good thing since Mrs Notthat ended up running the Big Sur Half Marathon the next day.
That's it - move along…
PS: You can see more of my pictures here.