I ran this crazy race 3 years ago, and decided to do it again this year, just for fun. Obviously not taking it too seriously, as I ran 1 mile intervals at the track just yesterday.
So, I actually cut off 5 1/2 minutes from my time 3 years ago, which really surprised me. I didn't think I ran it that hard. I guess my ultra training on trails is paying off?
There were 85 men in the race, and 232 runners, so I placed in the top 15% of the men, and the top 6.5% overall.
Sudbury is a mining city, and so the race theme works well. Started in a storage cubicle (mining cage), where they soaked you with water guns and water balloons. There were 17 obstacles (or Mayhems) to mark the year 2017. Over walls, under walls, through water, balance beams, up the ski hill, down the ski hill, repeat. And again. About half way through, I was bleeding from somewhere on my hand. When I finished, the knees were in pretty bad shape too.
Then, I changed into dry clothes and did it again! This time with a team. Parishioners who decided to run it after hearing me talk about it. So, I was able to double up my mileage. Slower the second time around, but still managed to twist my ankle on one obstacle and grind a few more layers of skin off my knees.
Anyway, a lot of fun. I don't think I'll be running hard for a few days while I heal up.