Tuesday, August 28, 2007
CCC100 No Name Ridge Aid Station
Tony Philippi, Tim Englund and I worked the aid station at mile 80 of the Cascade Crest 100 course. The lead runner (Jamie Gifford) came through before 2 am Sunday and the last runner unfortunately missed the 11:30 am cut off. The Coleman stove was fired up throughout the night, and we kept runners warm with grilled cheese, chicken noodle soup, and perogies.
It started out to be a beautiful summer day Saturday afternoon, but evening brought with it plenty of wind and steady rain. We came prepared for a cold night, but we were not really ready for the unexpectedly windy and very cold night that it was (nor were the other volunteers or the runners). There was a fire ban so we couldn't build a fire, and it was certainly frigid standing around. Good thing tp! brought some great tunes! And good thing we each brought along plenty of humor! It turned out to be a fun-tastic day...and night...and day!
We had endless fun serving the runners at this late stage of the run. Many kudos to race director Charlie Crissman for doing a superb job his first year taking over this fabulous race. Congratulations to all the runners who finished, and of course, good effort to those who toed the start line but didn't make it to the finish. Please come back next year to try again!
The rest of MY PHOTOS are here.
Glenn Tachiyama's race photos are here.
Full CCC100 RESULTS are here.