w Jeff and David. a day full of ups and downs for us, no huge mistakes but lots of little ones piled on top of each other meant we were in and out of the lead the whole day. top 3 teams (us, bugeater + kevin, Rev3/MK w britty327) together on ropes course just before sunset. we hammered the ensuing bike section and had a great route choice that gave us a 15-20 minute (??) gap going into the final trek. david nailed first 3 CPs of that even in the dark. the final one (31), pretty close to camp, gave us trouble and that had us scared as we ran back to finish. but others had trouble with final trek as well so squeaked out the win. very proud to have kept fighting all day.
tons of climb on this course. fantastic terrain!! beautiful woods too, when they weren't all thorny. map a little sketchy in places, but david made it work. Brian (RD) is directing USARA Nats too.
totals - 84.9mi