March 22, 2014

Chuckanut 50km

Last weekend I headed down to Bellingham, WA to run Chuckanut 50km for the 5th time, likely the race I have run the most, it's a no brainer - it's local, it usually has a competitive field, lots of friends always run it, and it's a nice early season opener.

It was great to be back racing an ultra again, after a 11.5 month break, and it was even better that my various niggles held out so, fingers crossed, I can start planning some sort of race schedule for the year ahead.

Thanks as always to Krissy Moehl RD who puts on an awesome show, along with her co-RD Heather Anderson and all the super volunteers who braved a windy day.

My race report is up on iRunFar here, along with a post race video interview here.

With Montrail/ MHW/ Flora team mate Max King at the start

Charge!  Chuckanut race start 2014

With Jesse, who pulled me up Cleator Road

Yassine got me into 'race mode' again, pushing me up Little Chinscraper

On the hunt, heading home on the 10km or so Interurban.  I came 11th overall but in the final 3rd of the race (downhill and flat) I was 4th overall.  Got to work on my hill climbing!

Catching up for lost time of the homebound trip on the Interurban trail

Hugs of happiness with Krissy

Hanging out at the finish with Flora team mates Yassine Diboun and Max King