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July 2012 Race Results

posted Aug 2, 2012, 6:47 AM by James Thompson   [ updated Aug 2, 2012, 6:49 AM ]
July proposed an interesting month for our crew.  As the schedule would have it our July monthly would fall on the same day as the Shannock Valley Community Festival Mt Bike Race which is part of the Bike The Wild Series.   Going into July we knew this would result in low numbers from a riders standpoint.  In addition, the following day also featured the Run With The Deer Flies 25K Trail Run presented by the Indiana Road Runners Club.  Which would also deplete our already limited running numbers.  Nonetheless, we marked the trail as we do every month and introduced Paul's Trail for the first time during a race.  At 10:30, normal start time, there were 5 of us.  4 riders, 1 runner.  Someone mentioned a group ride, but the final census was something along the lines of:  'F*ck that, I showed up to race."  And there you have it.  

4 riders, 1 runner.  The riders podium ended up being quite competitive with each of the 3 places all leading the race at some point in time, and ended in a sprint finish.  There were even some words exchanged during the race that were definitely not friendly.  At the end of the day those who showed up got there money's worth, and it was a small reminder of how great it is to hold a small grassroots based race, when less than a handful of participants show up and still go all out.  

Ride Podium:  
1st:  Joe Stroz (center)
2nd:  Matt Reininger (right)
3rd:  J. Thompson (left)

Run Podium:

1st:  Courtney Scherf
James Thompson,
Aug 2, 2012, 6:49 AM