Tuesday, March 19, 2013
My first Big Baz race and it did not disappoint. I had heard about this race before but did not know what to expect. There was minimal information about the race online which made it intriguing. The last time I raced in that area was the Los Pinos 50K. I know that area can be tough and technical. The weather was perfect. There were 51 participants at the start. A cozy group of core ultra runners. The race started off on some great single track and then progressed into some technical rocky downhill. I saw a couple people fall and later heard of many more falling. We did a lollypop and were back at the start at mile 18ish. Then it was off uphill on a fire road for a couple miles. Back down to the creek and then up Horsethief, 1.7 miles of steep uphill. A few miles of rolling fire road, then down the fire road back to the Blue Jay Campground finish line. A very cool race shirt and an ice cold beer were waiting. Loved that! I would definitely recommend this race and will do this one again.
I finished 22/51. 6:34:04