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Race Result

Racer: Amanda Shuman
Race: Backyard Burn - Hemlock Overlook (Spring, 10 mile)
Date: Sunday, June 5, 2005
Location: Clifton, VA
Race Type: Run - 10 mile
Age Group: Female 20 - 24
Time: 1:47:00
Comment: Really hot day

Race Report:

It was an excruciatingly hot day, first humid + hot day of this summer - I was anxious in between water stops because my mouth was so dry and they had spaced some of the stops out by 2 miles, quite far given the heat. Lots of uphills, very steep and many people dropped out after the 5 mile loop. My ego would have none of that and I continued. I decided after the first loop, however, that it was too hot to push it. I chatted with two different people I know from the gym. My dad dropped out afer the first 5 as well, and I was alone for the last two miles or so. Beautiful scenery but so hilly and at times rocky and dangerous that you had to walk - I don't like to walk in a race so this made me not so happy. Probably won't do it again.