I was in full-on race mode and took ZERO pictures during the race, so I stole these from my good friend, Chris - a sports journalist for many years. So you know they're good! You will notice the landscape is quite varied and is not always what one would expect to see in Kansas. Rockin K boasts vistas from wide open prairie to sandy canyons. The only thing that you can consistently rely on is very little cover.
|Early in the race. There I am in pink shorts.|
|One of many water crossings. Phil really only counts the ones |
that are waist deep as crossings though.
|Fun short climb. I think the guy on top in red is Dan from Juneau!|
|One of the rare, treed sections. I might|
have been going faster than I thought.
That's a pretty intense stride.
|What you expect to see in Kansas.|
|Now this is true Kansas style. A barbed wire crossing. |
Thanks for the blanket Phil!
|Somewhere in that sandy section. Obviously I've been |
paying a lot of attention for 4 years.
|View from atop a bluff on, you guessed it, Big Bluff Loop.|
|And you didn't think there were any good climbs in KS.|
Big Bluff Loop.
|Co-RD Stacy Sheridan (aka ultra mom) and |
picture taker extraordinaire, Chris.
|What are the odds? You know you're best friends when|
you all show up to the same race wearing the same shoes.
(We didn't race in these.) Oh and Debbie took this picture, not Chris.
And finally, you can check out some nice video that Chris shot during the race. He really does it all doesn't he?!