Sled Dog Envy Run4.8 Mile Race
|Sunny and bright||-8° to +3° F||Calm||Excellent packed snow trail conditions|
|Sunrise:||Total Daylight: 8 hours 35 minutes|
The barns and adjacent buildings of the former Creamer's Dairy, marked the start and finish of today's race. The race followed mushing trails north and west of the site.
A very small Roger Dix (the small red dot left of center near the bottom of the photo) flies towards the finish line
|As a Lufthansa 747 climbed
slowly overhead and made a gradual, banked turn to the west, headed for the Far
East, 27 runners made their way around a few miles of the neatly groomed mushing
and jouring trails at the Creamer's Field wildlife area. With a pre-race
temperature of -8 F, according to race director Mark Ross, and bright sunshine,
running conditions were excellent. Conditions were so good, in fact, that no
one ran the shorter 2 mile course that Mark had laid out.|
For most runners, this was their first exposure to the approximately 60 miles of multi-use winter trails that lie between Creamer's Field, on College Road, and the Dog Musher's Hall, on Farmers Loop Road. This trail system appears to be one of the best kept secrets in the area.
Roger Dix had no trouble following the well-marked course this week, and won the race handily, with a time of 26:45. Second place finisher, Tate Cantrell, trailed Roger by more that two minutes (29:06). The first lady to finish was Michelle Mitchell, fifth overall, with a time of 31:53.
Photos from video courtesy of JFM Videos; photo editing courtesy of JFM Videos.