No race report this year. Hardrock
is not a "race" anyway. For the first time in 4 years I did not get a spot in Hardrock. But as I would learn, you don't need a spot in Hardrock to be a part of Hardrock. I was left behind at the starting line, geared up and ready to go (#2 on the waitlist). After experiencing this event as a spectator and pacer for the first time, however, I feel I may have learned even more than if I had run it. I can't wait for the next opportunity when it comes. Until then, I will just keeping coming to Silverton to be a "part" of Hardrock every year.
Congrats to Adam Wilcox on a great race just 2 weeks after a strong Western States
! I had a blast sharing his adventure from Ouray to the finish line.
Congrats to all who kissed the rock in 2015!
|Watching the action at Grouse Gulch|
|Adam picks up Kristel at Grouse|
|Approaching Kroger's Canteen around midnight|
|A quick bite for the pacer in Telluride|
|Sunrise on the descent from Oscar's Pass|
|A beautiful morning climbing out of Chapman|
|Final grunt up to Grant-Swamp Pass|
|A still frozen Island Lake below|
|Descending the Putnam Ridge|
|Adam getting congrats from an excited AJW. Western/Hardrock complete!|
|Long overdue! Kari crushing her 1st Hardrock! 5th place female!|
And a finish to Hardrock we will never forget: video here
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