How's everybody feeling. Hopefully bad and good. Bad because you just gave it your all in the name of FUN, and good because you helped support such a good cause. The CAMBYR team should be off to a great start because of your help, and are super grateful for all that was done on their behalf. I heard of a few small wrecks but no big injuries. We saw lots of smiles and people having fun.
The Windy City Striders started off the Festival with a run where approximately 30 runners gave it their all. I think we even saw a lot of them later in the day with a bike underneath them and a helmet on their head. Winning times were about 30 minutes. The calm, cool morning was perfect running weather.
The weather held out for most of the day, and at 10 AM the beginners were off to a fun start. These guys and gals set the tone for the rest of the day, and had a great race and lots of fun. This is where the Jr. High boys and girls raced. They are the up and comers for the CAMBYR team and will be a strong force in the future.
The Sport class also had great weather and this group was HUGE!! There were a lot of racers and it was fun to see them spread out all over the trail on the hill below the college. Some of the CAMBYR team got to show their stuff and get a little experience on the race course. Hopefully they can make it to all of the summer series and get some unofficial practice time in.
The expert class was a blitz from the beginning. It took a couple of laps to get them spread out and it made for good entertainment to watch them. A few of them were looking really strong for this early in the season and should produce some good results in the future races they have lined up in the mountain states region.
I might have missed the highlight of the day when about 8-9 kids took off and raced. I've just seen pictures but it looked like they were having all kinds of fun!
All in all it was a great day day for racing, lots of money was raised, and the fish got a good warm up for what is to come for the summer race series. For those who came for the first time we hope to see you again and those who have been before we hope you've been re-stoked(I don't know if that's a real word) to ride for the summer.
Here are your results:
Windy City Striders Trail Run
= run time/mile + bike time/ mile
Nice work racers!!!!