Friday, August 22, 2008

And they're OFF!

Van 1 crew at the finish of last year's race
Matt, Karl (not running this year), Brian, Sarah, Joe, Dave

Brian and his comrades in Slow Code's Van 1 just took off for Timberline Lodge and the start of the 2008 Hood to Coast Relay. Sarah will start running down the hill at the team's official start time of 5:15 pm. And I do mean DOWN the hill. Her leg drops 2000 feet over the course of a little more than 5.5 miles. BRUTAL. In contrast, Brian's first leg (leg 3) drops only 900 feet over 4 miles. (he makes up the distance in his second and third legs, which are 7.25 miles and 6 miles long).

I should see them about 2 or 3 in the morning when they come through exchange 13 which I am in charge of this year. (How I got roped into running an exchange for 14+ hours overnight is a whole other story) and then they should get into Seaside around 5 with the guys in Van 2 finishing the race sometime between 6 and 7 pm on Saturday. In beween they're going to have a blast. Brian may twitter during the race if he decides to be a total geek (so check the sidebar), otherwise we'll share stories sometime next week.

Entry on last year's race

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