A Snowy Halloweeny
Ok, so the Halloweeny did scare many of you Halloweenies. We had 49 starters on a COLD & wet morning. Shortly after these frightful runners took off on their snow-laden journey, wet, heavy snow created some problems for both the runners and aid station personnel. First the snow falls from the branches, then a loud cracking . . . look out for the falling limbs/trees! Occasionally runners pace would pick up to another gear to avoid peril. Fortunately no one got a direct hit that was life threatening. However my truck did. Trees were falling at an alarming rate. Many runners & volunteers would use the phrase "like a battle zone". What a memorable Halloweeny! Our esteemed president, Alan Gowen wrote a short story of his adventure [ed. note: should be posted on the Halloweeny website sometime soon]. We had 15 runners complete the entire course. David Ploskonka "birthday boy" finished in 5:52. Jackie Palmer is the only female that ran the entire course, finishing time 6:36.
We had the best group of volunteers a race director could ever ask for, especially under such adverse conditions.