There are 4 reasons why I signed up for the Sloppy Cuckoo Half Marathon, that took place just this past weekend on September 28th.
- It was local and close to our house
- It was all on trails
- It was cheap and had great swag
- Amy was doing the 12 hour version so I was going to be there anyway, and I had to get my last long run in before the Blues Cruise 50K this weekend
Sloppy Cuckoo Series is put on by Uberendurance Sports which also features 5K, 10K, the Triple and the 12 hour races. I did not have many expectations going into this race, as this was my first trail half marathon. I've done plenty of road halfs but never one on the trail. Sure, I've run 13 miles and way longer on the trail before, but I never raced that distance. Hence, I was pretty excited. I wanted to get done in under 2 hours as I had to run to get my kids and take them to the soccer practice in time. Another motivator. I knew I could go faster than 2 on the road, but I wasn't so sure about the trail.
|Tent setup. Ready to roll|
One fall later in the wooded maze, I was crossing the finish line in 1:58:57. I was super excited that I was able to come under 2 hours. It gives me a big boost of confidence going into this weekend's 50K.
|Amy finishing her loop 8. Not enough time left to do another loop.|
Until next time, go forth and run.
|Our tent setup|
|Killing time waiting for mommy|
|Well hello there. He is waiting for mommy too|
|It was hot!|
|Day dreaming while waiting!|