Location: The town of Luck
CPs: Regular CPs @ every 3 miles. Water, gatorade + snacks + fruit.
Weather: Started at 27 degs F (@-3 degs C) and rose to @50 degs F
Start Time: Full Marathoners = 08:00; TyreGirl start time = 06:39
Start: At the fire station
Finish: Luck main street
Post Runner Recovery: Medal, t-shirt + some other food....and then there is the bar after that I didn't make
Water + supplies carried: Ham bagel + 3 bars
Total Time taken by TG: 07:21
This is the awesome Pedersen Family. They looked after TG (I'll introduce her later) and me. TG says they make great Maple Syrup (High Point Maple Syrup) and as it fueled her run.
Paul challenged TG to complete the run in 06:45 and told her there were very few leaves on the trail.
We had a party at Eric's place. TG ate "man sized" portions of spaghetti bolognese whilst I sat around looking pretty. TG found she only needed to eat cake on the morning of the run.
This is my puller TG. After starting, TG left me on the trail to hunt for her water bottle. She told me she had left it at the registration area. I think the excitement of having a photo shoot with a bunch of fire men (my owners) went to her head!
TG left me 3 times on the trail. She said she had to do a couple of pit stops.
Good thing they let us out before the main runners. I cleared the trail for runners the whole day. TG says that she saw very little "runner's litter" on the course (a couple of cups and one gel pack and one shotz on the 1/2 marathon part of the course) and some runners kept their cups between aid stations.
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The Last Mile
TG's friend's son who is 4 years old ran with her for the last mile. As we hit the road, in the final 400 metres, the tarmac tried to suck me in, but James' enthusiasm helped TG drag me over the finish line.
Eric says Amy and the Luck Community School will look after me.
- Lynn and Daryl (Arrowheaders) for joining me in this inaugural event.
- The marshals and runners who threw money into my box to donate to Luck's Fire Department
- Ben (from Cyclova) for keeping me entertained part of the event.....NB it is a $100/cm for anyone who wants a ride.
- The marshals for their enthusiasm and smiles
- The last lady runner who helped me sort out a bloody nose that I had sustained during the last 6 miles
- Eric, Amy and the Pedersen family for looking after me
- Lynda from the local press for her article on me and on reducing trash in our environment to help sustain our resources
- Fire for being an excellent tire. Hope the school looks after you well.