Mt. Greylock Trail Race

We spent a fun first Father’s Day in Adams, Massachusetts. The Western Massachusetts Athletic Club hosted their annual Mt. Greylock Trail Race, the first event of the year in their Trilogy, and another race in the New England Grand Tree Trail Running Series. The other two races in the Trilogy are Savoy in August and Dunbar Brook/Monroe in October. The start/finish of this run is at Greylock Glen, a beautiful spot.

Mt. Greylock, as seen from Greylock Glen

The State of Massachusetts is rebuilding the access road that goes all the way to the summit, so all Greylock related events scheduled for spring/summer 2008 have been impacted. Normally, the counter-clockwise course takes you on a steep ascent to the summit of the mountain, and then a winding descent over 14 miles. This year, we couldn’t get near the summit, so the course was an out and back in one direction and then a lolliop in the other direction. The total distance was 13.1 miles (half marathon). The course was a lot less technical than the normal course, so that made for fast times. I finished 16th  in just under 1:53 and Deb was 3rd woman/26th overall in just over 2:01. She was definitely feeling the effects of last Saturday’s 55 miler.

It was warm and muggy. There were some good uphills, but the downhills were fast, rocky, and hard. The post race BBQ was real fun. All in all, it was a great day to hang out with our friends in the trail running community at The Glen.

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