So this weekend was probably the most fun I have ever had running just shy of 16 Miles in rain, mud, rocks, grass and very swampy areas. But I could never have done it on my own or with another crew.
Our Apogee crew 24 runners strong and 5 support crew were there all the way. We picked up 2 runners from out of the Apogee Tribe that fitted right in with no problem what so ever. Some, you could say adapted ‘too fast’ – but it was amazing.
Some experience gained was that, we don’t need to be there the day before, and bring rain gear just in case!
Surprise performance was Livia and Janine running one of their legs at a blazing pace 20 min faster than we estimated!!!
Jason and Syed our only Non-CrossFitters did amazing! Jason ran with Jessica and they kept an amazing pace every time, Syed . . . Well not only did he run one of the fastest legs out of all three of our teams, but he also picked up an extra Red Loop at the end (And then proceeded to play ball with some random guy as they finished) Thanks guys!!
Team update – So we had 3 teams: Apogee 1 (Turbo) 2 (Isabel) 3 (Grace)
Turbo took an amazing overall 69th place last we heard, out of 244 teams.
Isabel & Grace did great! We pushed all the way to the end and we made it under the cut-off which, once you have done Ragnar, you know that is an accomplishment in itself.
Lastly, but probably the most important shout out here is our volunteers!
Mindy, Jay Kwellin (Jacklyn), Donald and Jeremy – You guys ‘saved’ and ‘cooked’ our Bacon all weekend long, THANK YOU!
These folks made sure we were on time for our loops. Hunted us down (Literally), tracked our times, cooked for 30 people, drove food in from home at 1:30 am, made us coffee, let us shower in hot water, did our volunteer shifts at Ragnar . . . the list goes on and on. But the point is that these folks did the stuff that no one really sees or even thinks of, and these are the things that will make or break a team.