LOVE this relay because it's one day, one van with 6 people and 2 legs per runner. We had enough friends to have 2 teams competing this year with perfect weather in beautiful Moab, Utah. It was a blast!
Our first runner Heather rocked her first leg of 7.6 miles!
John was prepared this year after losing 30 pounds and some good training. Pumped out his first leg of 7.2 miles running less than 10 min. miles.
Handing off to his son-in-law...
Patrick admits he's not a runner but is a willing supporter of Hillary's love of racing. He ran 3.4 miles with 8:49 min./mile pace.
The newlyweds having fun...
My first leg, 5.5 uphill. Nobody wants the legs they give me.
It was fun to see Hillary start off with this huge line of runners ahead of her and she passed every one of them very quickly. Her nickname was "Gazelle" on this race averaging 7 min. miles.
Kelly was a trooper! He confesses he's not a runner either but has been getting fit and strong lately and wanted a goal to work toward. He did an awesome job and he had some tough hills.
Heather's 2nd leg was the worst! 4 miles up a tedious switchback hill--yuck!
John changed shirts for each leg to smell "fresh" (thank you!!) and his 2nd leg was 2+ miles uphill.
Patrick had a nasty 6.9 miler for his 2nd leg and had a few gnarly hills, it was hot and he needed several water breaks.
My last leg was 7.3 miles and it started uphill for a mile or so and then was a pretty steep downhill drop, enabling me to average a 7:48 min./mile.
Hillary's last leg in the 85 degree heat surrounded by desert landscape. She had the longest leg of 7.9 miles and killed it with 6:42 min./miles!
Kelly brought us home to the finish line with his last leg of 5.8 miles. He said he was spent at mile 4 but he pushed on and made it across exactly 10 hours after we started our 63+ mile adventure!!
BEAUTIFUL landscape all day long! From the Colorado River to Arches formations to the La Sal Mountains... LOVE THIS RACE!
Until next year.... (p.s. let me know if you're interested in joining our growing group--you'll love it!)