2010 Bimbler’s Bash Trail Race & the CT Shoreline

Debbie ran the Bimbler’s Bash Trail Race in Guilford, Connecticut today. I had Daddy Duty and also shot photographs. While she was running the “10kish” course, I hung out at the two very cool playgrounds. We both had a blast. Our kids did too. The race was run under brilliant blue skies and more than 200 runners frolicked in the Westwoods Trails mud.

Debbie was third woman, behind Kerry Arsenault and Megan Raymond. Kerry ran 1:05:17. Megan was four seconds behind. Debbie ran 1:06:04, less than a minute behind. The course was more like seven miles. The distance doesn’t matter. I ran it last year and it is rugged for a short course. The men’s winner was Will McDonough in 53:57. Second was Jesse Efron and third was Charlie Iselin. Fellow Shenipsit Strider, John Agosto, was sixth.

After the race, we went to the Shoreline Diner & Vegetarian Enclave for the first time. It was a good meal. We each had a vegan entrée. We were referred by Mary Lawrence of Well on Wheels, who set up their vegan menu. The menu isn’t all vegetarian, which made for an eclectic mix of customers. There were many people there for the normal diner fare, and there were some of us sampling the vegetarian/vegan food. It was a cool place.

After lunch, we visited my parents in Old Lyme and checked out the beach. There was a lot of erosion from the winter storms and the April rain did even more damage. I rode my bike home, which was a lot of fun. Bimbler’s, the Shoreline Diner, the Beach, and a ride made for an excellent Sunday.

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