Race: Frost Eagle 5 mileFrost Eagle Race Report

Runner: Jeff J

Race Date: 01/18/2020

Location: Bellevue, WA

Results: 30th overall of 147: https://www.webscorer.com/racedetails?raceid=207935&did=232293

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

Great trails, nice and hilly, no rain!

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you

Parking was pretty far away. Not a big deal though. Road was kind of iced over. Hard to pass folks on single track.

Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?

The root monster popped up and almost took me down but I stayed upright!

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

Ran the whole thing which was a win for me since this is my first trail race. Placed 30th which I feel fairly good about.

Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner

Lots of puddles and mud. Dress appropriately. I typically am cold but dressed well this time. A long sleeve base layer, long sleeve Nike Dri-fit shirt, tights, shorts, buff and a hat

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

It’s okay to feel uneasy on the slushy snow. I started off too tentative about it.

Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race

Starts off with a hill. Hard to pass folks.

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

Beautiful course

Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

5 miles with good hills. I’d say moderate.

Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

Very well run. Nice snacks 🙂

Competition – Is there a strong field?

Good runners out there!

Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?

1 aid station halfway through in the 5 mile.

Weather and typical race conditions

Was about 38 degrees F. Puddles and some slipperiness.

Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?

Just dress for warmth

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

No place to watch others run

How’s the Swag?

Decent shirt

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?

4 out of 5