Posted in Blog,Team Race ResultsJuly 26, 2012
Great work this weekend by the dynamic duo of Rui Guimaraes and Stephen England, as they braved the Running With the Devil Trail Race. Rui raced and won the 6-hour event, while Stephen – in his last Leadville 100 tune-up – finished third in the 12-hour race. You can read Stephen’s account here.
To say that it was hot for yesterday’s Boston Marathon would be an understatement. To say that I’m proud of our team for toughing it out despite the conditions would also be an understatement.
Late last week the forecast started looking bad, but they were still “just” calling for temps in the 60′s at the start, and high 70′s or low 80′s my early afternoon. At that point it still seemed manageable, and runners hoped to put together a fast race. By the time the race rolled around, temps were well into the 70′s at the start, even worse for the second and third waves, and hit the 80′s early on. At that point it became clear that the standards by which the race would be judged were very different than other years.