Race: Wicked Root 10m
Runner: Lindsay Meyers
Race Date: 03/09/2019
Location: Gastonia, NC
3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?
This was my first trail race ever!!! I loved being in the woods on the dirt.
Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?
It’s a single track and to stagger us out they made us run a loop in the parking lot before we hit the trails. 🤣
Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?
The fact I survived was epic. 😉
It was cold and raining. I didn’t complain once and loved getting dirty.
Lessons you learned that will help you next time around
Keep on Building my base and trust the process!
Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?
All deep woods
Difficulty – Is it a tough course?
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.
The RD doesn’t believe in chip timing, t-shirts, or sponsors.
Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?
Every 3,6,9 miles. It was also a 50k race so you did it 3 times.
Weather and typical race conditions
Cold and rainy
Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next guy?
Altra Olympus shoes
Ultimate Direction pack and rain jacket
How’s the Swag?
The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?
I say 3/5….who doesn’t always want to do better!