Saturday, May 18, 2002 -- Yellow Spring - Capon Valley, WV
Capon Valley 50K Run (iPO Event Id#: 4772)
Photos by Don Parks and Bill Golemon
[Overall Results] [Awards]
Pictures: [Set 1] [Set 2] [Set 3] [Set 4] [Set 5] [Set 6] [Set 7] [Set 8] [Set 9]
[Set 10] [Set 11] [Set 12] [Set 13] [Set 14] [Set 15] [Set 16] [Set 17] [Set 18]
(Bill's pics start in Set 16)
[1999 Coverage/Results] [2000 Coverage/Results] [2001 Coverage/Results]
While you're checking the results, and sorting through hundreds of pics (extra pics thanks to the race director Lynn Goleman's husband Bill), we'll work on getting you more of the story from the day's events. Stay tuned...
By Steve Snyder #189 ("Part of the mid-herd slogging through the mud with a big ole wide West Virginia grin and a mouth full of peanut butter crackers")
Runners peaked ridges with open fields of hayweed and green grass and then ran through dark hollows thick with oak, maple and mock orange, moving ahead on the smiles of the support teams at the stocked aid stations. Aid station #4 had a reading of 47 degrees at noon on a recreational vehicle thermometer, so the support people were probably wishing for warmth also. This was the kind of race that builds character and kinship amongst participants and race support, the kind of race where men and women become mud and water on their way to terrific tasting chicken, the kind of race that makes one want to hug the race director Lynn Goleman because she knows how to make a 31 mile run safe and fun.
You bet I will be back next year, hollarin' and hootin', hoping it is mud and water again. Congratulations to all who competed this year in weather that makes this hillbilly writer/ultrarunner happy to be in the mountains.
* There were 179 registered runners, but only 161 starters.
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