Rocky Raccoon 100 Race Report
Read Race Reports and Race Intel from Team RunRun athletes and coaches about the Rocky Raccoon 100 and the Rocky Raccoon 50. Learn pro-tips, course knowledge, lessons learned, and more from this classic Tejas Trails event.
Race: Rocky Raccoon 100 Runner: Alan V Race Date: 02/02/2019 Location: Huntsville State Park, TX Result: 36th- in 22hr 19min Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/2121133949 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? It was pretty close to home. Last year I think I traveled out of state for all but one. The entire course is runnable and ...Read More
Date 2/2/2019 - 100M 2/9/2019 - 50M Location Huntsville, TX Avg Temps f. 42/63 Gain/Loss in ft ~11,128 (100M) ~5,564 (50M) ft/mile gain ~111 Highest Elev. 380ft Start 6 am - Both Surface Trail Time Limit 30 hrs - 100M 15 hrs - 50M Sunrise/set 7:13am/6:00pm 7:07am/6:06pm Furthest Aid 4.27 - 100M 4.27 - 50M Summary: Rocky Raccoon 50M and ...Read More
Texas weather is unpredictable. It was dry for this race all of about 2 hours. After that – it rained hard, then just sprinkled for 4 hours, rained hard again, sprinkled some more, got foggy, then sprinkled some more. I saw some of the gnarliest falls – from trips and falls. First mile this old guy tripped, broke his glasses, ...Read More
What aspects of the race did you like the most? I love the loops. The predictability of this race make it really manageable both psychologically and logistically. The weather. We had a perfect day. Chilly in the morning, not humid during the day, and generally overcast. This made for fast running conditions. Positive vibe. There is a good feeling at this ...Read More
Highlights of your race: I finished. At mile 20 I really, really, really wanted to pull the plug. I was already a big sweaty mess and it was only getting hotter and sunnier and I could feel my stomach starting to revolt what little nutrition I had put into it. When I mentioned it to Matt, he gave me this ...Read More
Share your pro-tips: Have each loop planned out in advance. From goal time, food, water, and clothing. This is a course where anyone could get a PR if the plan is in place. The temperature each year can fluctuate drastically. They have had snow years and years in the 80’s. The race can be cold at the start and hot during ...Read More