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|