erroneous race report, I've decided to just post a bunch of the pictures I took from race weekend. Enjoy!
The first few are from a hike the day before, near the east bank of the Hudson River, directly across from Storm King State Park.
In the evening, Adam and I did a short hike up and down Mount Beacon. The marathon would climb the same steep trail around mile 22. The climb is something like 1,000 feet in a mile, and has no cover from the trees. Adam warned me it would crowded with hikers when I arrived here during the race. It was helpful to know ahead of time what lay in store before the finish line.
At the start of the race, the course seemed to ascend gradually as the crowd thinned out over the wider section of trail. Things were only mildly congested when the group I was in reached the lumpy, rocky singletrack.
|Just before the 7 a.m. start.|
|I think this was from the rock scramble up Breakneck Ridge, but I'm not sure.|
|PC: Mountain Peak Fitness|
|I spent several miles running with Rusty, another Ithaca guy. PC: Mountain Peak Fitness|
The next several shots I took myself, but I can't remember where along the course they came from.
|Finishers award - A sugar cookie with an image from the race course.|
Here's a race video from Red Newt Racing: