Team Pirana has made it to Springfield, MO, fueled the van and the brothers and is continuing on toward Kentucky. The boys had barely made it out of OKC on the Turner Turnpike when they found themselves tailgating a State Trooper. He was going slower than the speed limit in the left lane, but he […]
While Little Sammie was celebrating the turn to adulthood (do they let the little fella’s celebrate the two one at the big WP?), and Mav, Mac and the big T along with PIT Sweet Tee were training with the OKC Running Club, Big and PIT McLovin were out on the trails with the OTRA crew […]
This holiday found Brother Samsonite in Windham, NH, with family from Mama Samsonite’s side of the family. He’s gone there for all 3 of his West Point Thanksgivings, and he loves hanging out with his younger cousins. This year he talked 2 of his favorites into running a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot of sorts. They […]
Here is the official race report from Brother Maverick. It is a great read. SJS50 Race Report
Several pics, not so many words… Portrait of a mountain man Up on the ridge (well one of the ridges) This is the terrain Mav dealt with. And the damage done
This is the third year in a row Mav has done this race. It is billed as the toughest 50 mile course in the US. Each time he has run slower. Go figure. T3 can attest to the fact that Mav was as well trained for this effort as he has ever been. Running is […]
Mav made the Slumgullion Aid Station with 20 minutes to spare! Earlier he had the race crew radio down that he was coming, just slowly. We were all worried that something had happened, like a fall or an injury. When he came into the aid station he was tired and having quad troubles, plus a […]
Here are a couple of shots of just one of several water crossings Mav had to negotiate. Notice the white water. Notice the rope. Notice the line of people waiting. Imagine how wet Mav is. Mav is crazy, but we love him anyway.
Mav made the first aid station on Williams Creek around 9:30. He had 7 water crossings, with ropes to keep from being swept into Williams Creek. He was delayed at several of the crossings as people had to line up and go one-at-a-time. He also had to cross a deep field of snow. Coming […]
Here is a picture of the Alpine Gulch trailhead. Notice the sign about the lynx. There have also been brown bears spotted along the course route. And here is a picture of Mav and his dad (who along with his daughter will be Mav’s crew.) The rest of the Pirañas wish there were there too!