3:30 am Race morning, Deb getting ready in the hotel room.
Drew, Deb's brother, is ready to go
Deb and Drew not long before the start
Gathering for the start
Deb, Drew and Fred, Drew's pacer and crew
Kathy Lang, Jim Ballard and Deb
Runners lining up
It's 5am and they're off!
Drew just came into the Big Mountain aid station
Fueling up for the next section with Fred's help
Goings on at Big Mountain aid
The entrance to the weigh in
Runners come down that hill
Here comes Deb!
...and feeling and looking great!
Does this woman look like she's run 50 miles?
Deb's come and gone...
Andrea Feucht on her way and looking good, too!
Joe Hayes and Barb Sorrel about to leave Big Mountain
I'm now at Lamb's Canyon waiting for Deb
Very busy aid station
Runners come up from there
Family and friends waiting for their runners
Sean Cunniff from Santa Fe
Reece Catron from Fort Worth, Texas
Reece is doing great!
(He finished in 29+ hours)
Jack Kurisky from Virginia Happy Trails
Drew comes in looking strong
Deb comes in soon after Drew
Kevin Z. came out to help do some Deb crewing
Deb's ready for the cold night!
I walked her the 2 miles up to the trail head
I won't see her again until around 4:30am at Brighton
Brighton aid station
She's all fueled up and I'm now pacing out of Brighton
We caught up to Drew and Fred on the climb up out of Brighton
We stayed with them off and on for the next 15 miles or so
Deb's running strong!
Like the Energizer bunny!
It was nice and getting warmer now that the sun is out
...and the miles tick on by...
Just looking around at the awesome views
Cold without the sun
I forget which aid station this is, it was mile 83+.
The scrambled eggs were great!
That's Drew ahead with the green shirt tied around his waist, he was having a little trouble eating here and it was the last we saw of him, hoping he'd catch us later...
Fred and Drew
Deb and Drew
Dave Hunt sprained his ankle and wouldn't be able to continue, runners coming in continually
The views were great
Nice runnable trail
Deb taking a much needed break and eating a gel
Small minimal aid station around mile 87
The finish is down there to the left
Tim Seminoff ahead of us, I think this downhill was called the Dive.
Pot Bottom? Mile 93ish...Deb was crankin after filling her belly and had already left without me!
Running downhill with about 4 miles to go
Taking a short walking break before resuming the downhillin'
Now on the road to the finish with Kevin up ahead
And Deb finishes! 33:13!
Deb with RD John Grobbens
The back side of the finish line
Drew finished about 15 minutes after Deb in 33:28
Drew and Deb, brother and sister team...
Think they're tired?
Drew didn't waste anytime getting himself cleaned up
Ann and Matt...
Matt ran 31+ hours
The Crimson Cheetahs for this year
Deb getting her buckle
The 2nd fastest time for over 50....the fastest time for 58!
Drew up getting his buckle
Happy brother and sister
She loves her bro...
Drew and Reece show off their buckles