Race morning, before the start of the 50K as we were hauling supplies in.
Nancy Hobbs talking with Deb
Some of the volunteers helping us get organized
The central location.
Nancy talking with our radio guy, Alan while Deb gets some things ready before the runners start coming through
You can blame these guys for all your pain
This was the theme of the day
The final two half marathoners coming through the first time down the Dot trail. One carried a baby, occasionally stopping to nurse.
First half marathoners come up the hill into the Last Chance Saloon
#2 in the half
Some of our Los Alamos high school volunteers
Deb manning (womaning) the table
Deb's brother Drew from Fort Worth, Tx. comes in in the half marathon.
Deb n Drew
Yes, we did!
Steve, head of the posse to round up the wanted men, Mean Bad Bill (Giest) and Kris "Wild Horse" Kern
Deb decided to enjoy the sun instead of joining the posse
Two of our volunteer high schoolers
The three HS'er boyz on the posse.
Two more....these kids had fun, I hope. We sure were happy to have their help!
Alan, our radio guy...when it got busy, Alan dropped the radio and served up some Coke to the runners! He was a great help.
Brian Crone comes in the lead of the 50K
Brian didn't partake ;-)
This guy was hugging the potato chip bowl
Drew all cleaned up and back to help us out!
Martha from Canada, she loved the beer we served
Tom Stockton (course marking director) and his daughter waiting for Marge, mom and wife.
Beth and Michelle from Fort Worth and Dailymile!
Chris Scott, RD of the Coyote series of ultras
Beth Simpson and Chris
Nancy Hobbs, Garry Harrington and Beth
Beth and Chris about to head up the switchbacks
But not until after a beer
...and a shot of Jim Beam
Chased with some Coke
Chris was now feeling no pain
Chris's wife, Sue Johnston running the 50 mile, chasing down Chris who was running the 50K
A runner following our cupless theme by carrying his own cup!
This young lady twisted her knee from stepping into an animal hole and was hurtin'
So what's the best thing for that?
Larry Hall from the Wasatch Speedgoat Mountain Racing Team and husband of Beth Simpson, who left with Chris Scott to escort him into the finish.
I guess Larry was cold!
Toast with some beer!
Some runners really know how to enjoy the day :-)
This guy looked over at the Jim Beam and said "Is that for real?" When we said for sure, he wasted no time.
Hardrocka, Matt Watts!
Some runners heading up the switchbacks out of the Last Chance Saloon...
No caption necessary
Steve Peterson having a low point, Deb gave him a nice shoulder massage.
The one and only and obviously demonic, Joe Prusaitis coming in after dark
Mark Blenden, the other zombie, from Texas enjoyed Joe's company during the race
Joe's feeling a little better than Mark is and enjoying a cup of beer ;-)
Dave Mercer waiting to help us haul the stuff out of the canyon after the last runner comes through, which was around 9PM.
It was a great day :-)
Photo taken by runner Michelle B. from Fort Worth, Tx.