Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx
3 April 2011
This race was my first trail race and it was pretty brutal. There were leaves everywhere covering things like rocks and sticks. There were a dozen or so fallen trees that had to be climbed over. Three hills too steep to run up, so we were climbing. There were a couple of water crossings and several pools of muck. This race has given me pause and caused me to seriously reconsider my preparedness for ultramarathoning: next to none. I will be buying real trail shoes and getting some trail mileage in ASAP.
One of the groomed trails.
One of the single-track trails.