Well the long-awaited event finally arrived and it certainly didn't dissapoint. I evened up my score with this course with a pretty strong run today, but more importantly got to spend some time on the trails with some old and new friends. I don't know if Horsetooth and Lory Parks has ever had this many accomplished trail runners out on the trails all at one time before. We had near perfect trail conditions on a nice crisp December day. Big thanks to Nick for hosting the first (we hope of many) Chubby Cheeks (aka El Chubbo Grande, Chubster, Chubbapalooza, ...) Fort Collins Fat-Ass.
Some more pictures from the day can be seen here
GPS data here
Garmin had the 50K course at 31.36 miles with 6858 feet of climbing.
|Pete Stevenson tearing up the course today.|
|No shortage of climbing.|