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This page is meant for folks to post their thoughts on the Saturday group run. I (Neil) will post a blurb about who showed up and where it was held. From there, I hope that other runners will share their thoughts since we often have different experiences on the same run. Enjoy!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Oldham to Rocky Ridge. First snow of the year!
To celebrate the first measurable snow of the year 6 runners ran the Oldham Rocky Ridge loop. This route is difficult enough to run on any given day, but throw 6 inches of powder into the mix and this 7 mile run takes as long as the toughest 10 miler. Sure enough the temperature continued to drop throughout the run. In homage to Tim's infamous bare chested snowy run a half decade ago, Neil bared his shirt and romped down at the same spot.
His chest wasn't nearly as cold until he threw his sweat soaked fleece back on. Overall, it was not the difficult hills safely tucked away in the dense forest below Mount Elden that we feared...it was the last half mile returning through the open tundra of Buffalo Park. We all made it through however, and warmed up at the Kickstand. Thanks to Bruce, Craig, Mark, and Bret for keeping me company, and especially to Mary and Mary who broke snow for us (well at least for the start!). Winter has arrived!