Urban Environmental Challenge 10k

Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx
3 April 2011
1:14:35 finish

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.

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