Race: Frost Eagle 5 mile
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?
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?
The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?
4 out of 5