July 19, 2017

Sleepless In Silverton

Me, Morgan T, Russell, Tom P and John F at our station
There were a few hours, here and there. But for the most part catching zz'z while volunteering at the Hardrock 100 finish line wasn't really an option. Our shift began at 3 am Saturday morning, a couple hours before the front runners were due in, and it ended at 1 pm in the afternoon. To keep things interesting I also volunteered to update the runners status board from midnight to 6 am Sunday.

Morgan T interviewing winner Killian Jornet

The great part about cooking for runners who have just finished running 100 miles is you don't have to run 100 miles. You just need to have fun with your fellow volunteers, drink a lot of coffee and prepare something that tastes good but most importantly, looks good. That was our strategy at the HR finish line this year.

The Goods
Now that I've seen the race up close and personal the real question is, do I want to run it? Stay tuned, there will be more to come on this. In the mean time, I had a great time with my follow volunteers and have found a new favorite place - the San Juan Mountains. One way or the other, I'll be back.

Video I captured of Caroline Chaverot winning Hardrock 100. Her emotions gets me every time...

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