I did yet another trail race this past weekend. This one was in the DINO series, so it was a 15K. It took place in Brown County State Park, which, like many other trail choices in the area, is close to my house. We got a big group together of people in my running club and caravaned over there, where we had a great time cheering for each other and disrupting the awards. It is seriously so much more fun to do a race when lots of people with the same shirt on are doing it. It reminds me of cross country.
The trail itself was beautiful. I seriously need to get myself a park pass and get the heck out there more often. I ran a little under 1:21, which I was very pleased with. Word is that this route is closer to 10 miles than 15K. Sounds good to me! That netted me third in my age group in a very competitive field.
The great thing about having a team around is sharing in their triumphs. Tons of people got age group awards and there was lots of accompanying celebration. And our slow and steady crew finished under a power arch.