Last Saturday (Nov. 2) I ran in 'The John Lawson Tamalpa Challenge', a 4.15 mile cross country USA Track & Field event held on trails of the beautiful China Camp State Park of San Rafael. With 3 separate starts (women, men's Masters, open men), we also saw the start and finish of both the women's and men's open races, in addition to racing -- extra fun.
Beautiful day. It was also my first race since June. The 300 finishers were each awarded a commemorative half-pint glass mug, fresh bagels and cooled beer kegs to 'test' out the mugs. Nice.
Happy to be 'racing' (Photo: Dave Waco)
Lots of talent in the women's and men's fields. Jennie Wilson won in 24:46. Running friend Alex Varna won the men's in just 21:03 (a 5:06 pace). And then yesterday, just a week later, Alex won the USA 50K Trail Championship (running a 6:52 pace for a hilly 31.1 miles, and setting a new course record)! More to come from Alex.