I had volunteered to assist with the event and was on hand to help out with the Fun Run. I was there to draw numbers on peoples bodies and to make sure those bodies got out of the woods. With all the rain we have been having, the conditions were pretty muddy and slippery and was very glad there were no bloody bodies for me to pick up on the sweep through.
My friend Heather ran the 11.5 mile race and looking at her backside, I'm thinking she may have been sliding on her butt for half the race.
Matthew didn't really say how he got his bloody elbow. All runners were accounted for and there were no complaints about a fight club in the woods, so I am pretty sure it was just an altercation with a rock.
Matthew and Heather didn't seem to0 upset since Matthew was second in the race and Heather was second in her age group. They were all smiles showing off their prizes, new sneakers to get muddy and bloody in again!
Maybe next year they will get their names on the Golden Trail Shoe Trophy. It's a tough race, but George has won it three times now and appears to be a pro at drinking his beer out of it.
Congratulations to all participants of the Great Adirondack Trail Run, it was a fun muddy day!