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July Monthly Trail Run Recap!
Yep, it's in the books. As expected, the morning was splendid, with low temps and nearly no humidity. NOT! But that's OK, 'cause that's how we roll!
We ran a "straight loop" with the added bonus of crossing the dry rocks on the south side of Bekke Isle. The route: From Pump House Drive trailhead we went south over the "Nickle" Bridge, onto the Buttermilk Trail east to Riverside Towers, down the spiral stairs to the south banks of the Mighty James..., across the dry rocks (litter clean-up!) to Belle Isle, a clockwise loop around Belle (with a stop on the west end for a jump in the James), over the foot-bridge to Tredegar parking area, then the North Bank Trail west to Texas Beach area (where some did the Texas Beach trail), and back to PHD. As usual, refreshments after.
Next MTR should be the weekend of August 5. Look for a posting the weekend prior.
And hope to see you at the Tredegar/Belle Isle parking area on Saturday morning, July 8 for the Trail Really Early Morning Run at 2AM or the power-hike version at 4AM. Call or send a message with any Q's...
TRAIL REALLY EARLY MORNING RUN, JULY 8, 2AM (that's 2 hours after Friday midnight)!
2AM trail run on the James River trails! Like magic! Great experience for relay racing or hundred milers. Briefing at 01:45 in the Tredegar pkng lot under the elevated trains. Self sustained, so bring fluid to carry on the run, and snacks and fluid for a refill when we stop back in the pkng lot at around 4AM. it is likely that we will not all run together, so pair up with someone in advance or drag a buddy with you. There are a few peeps power-hiking the trails beginning at 04:00. They move at an aggressive pace and would love your company. all is finished by around 06:00. By around 06:30 we head over to the 3rd Street Diner for a great breakfast, a draft beer, or a Bloody Mary "without all that vegetable crap!" (direct quote from our server). If this interests you, then you are our kinda person and need to come out. If this doesn't interest you, perhaps you should press life's reset button...