Sunday, May 03, 2009

Sunflower Iron Double 5.02.09 - Twisp, WA


The Sunflower Iron is a 21.5 mile race in Twisp, WA. Its name says it all - there are billions of sunflowers (technically Balsamroot) blanketing the hills. Tim and I ran the double again. We started at 4:10 am at the race Finish and ran into the sunrise to the Start. We did a bit of trail navigation to find the course in the dark, but we didn't get lost this time. We made it to the start with minutes to spare and then ran with the racers back to the Finish. We came in 7th from last place. It was fabulous. Lots of lollygagging and picture taking. We stopped to look at the views and to talk with friends on the course. Tons of fun and soaking in the beauty of hills. A perfect way to spend the day.

For more pictures, go HERE.

8 comments:

Runner Tammy said...

Wow, what a beautiful course.

And it sounds like you and Tim had a great time both on the out and the back (or is it the back and the out?).

Take care,
Tammy

AnthonyP said...

It sounds as if you guys just had a fantastic relaxing time (except for getting to the start with minutes to spare.

Journey to a Centum said...

You two nuts are whacked!

Looks like a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Cheers!

Backofpack said...

I saw the pictures on fb - wow! Sunflowers are my favorite, so I'm obviously going to have to do this one some day. Glad you had another great weekend!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Those are beautiful pictures. It looks like a great place for a race!

olga said...

Beautiful flowers to run through!

Steve S said...

Great pics, the bunny ears from Tim, the flowers and scenery were awesome. Nice double, do you two ever run anything shorter than 30 miles.

HEATHERRUNS said...

Wow, beautiful course. Its days like that which remind us why we love to run!