This last Saturday, I had the pleasure of crewing and pacing for Jesse Scott as he won the Peace, Love, and 50 Miles race at the Woodstock Running Festival. It was a great weekend made even better by Jesse’s win. I’ll let Jesse tell the story of the race… look for his race report at his “In Search of Solid Ground” blog. I will mention that he won with a time of 7:03 with negative splits in each of the three laps, and the second place finisher finished in 8:14. Jesse’s one Hell of a runner.
I’ll post a full crew report as soon as I get the time. It was my first shot at crewing and pacing. Seeing the different perspective was an educational experience… I had the opportunity to watch some great runners at various stages of a race.
The crewing and pacing experience itself went well other than a few near-panics brought on my time miscalculations. It was great to spend a day with Shelly, Mark, and Sam. For anyone considering ultras, crewing and pacing is a great introduction. I highly recommend it!
More to come soon!