Helen won today's charliehorse trail half-marathon – and decisively, too! 1:39, which is pretty good for any half-marathon, really.
This adds to a very impressive season for Helen, with her win at Clean Air, 3rd place at
The race was good, for the most part. Kind of a strange race, actually – part cinder trails, part single track, around 3 miles on-road (half straight down, half straight up). Oh, and 2 creek crossings in the first mile (one almost waist deep). It's hot, it's cold… who knows what shoes to wear?
Frustrating race for me, as I missed a turn and wound up losing around 3-4 minutes. In trail races, I’ve now done two and gone off course in both – and both times, following people in front of me. Hoping that the third time's the charm. Although that third time will be on home turf - the wissahickon trail classic, coming up in a few weeks, which we'll both be doing.
Meanwhile, congrats to Helen - her first overall victory in a trail race or a half-marathon!