Runner: Jeff Lind
Race Date: 05/28/2023
Location: Pineland Farms, ME
Strava Activity Link: https://strava.app.link/h32yOWpFeAb
3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?
Great course; Well organized; good swag
Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you
The portapotties were kind of rough for the second day of races, with the long races happening the day before. The only other negative is that I have not seen race results posted on Runsignup, which is where I signed up for the race.
Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?
Ran well considering I was 2 weeks post-COVID. Was pleased that I kept a steady pace and didn’t burn out early.
Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner
It’s not an easy course and it’s easy to go out too hard and burn out. I passed several folks that went out fast and then ended up walking.
Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?
Difficulty – Is it a tough course?
Yes, 1,000 ft +/- of climb
Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?
Competition – Is there a strong field?
Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.
I signed up two weeks before as a replacement race for missing another race due to catching COVID. No issues signing up.
Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?
Weather and typical race conditions
It was hot even for an 8am start. Course was in great shape.
Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?
Just trail shoes
Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?
At the end yes, but not much for other spectator spots
How’s the Swag?
Good looking gear and medal
The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?
Highly recommend – 4.5 stars