Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nike Cross Regional Meet 2014

Eagle Island State Park, near Boise, Idaho

This one was one for the record books. Not for speed records, but for adverse conditions of a sort that our team has not encountered before.

They've run, and the parents have cheered, in some nasty wind, rain, sleet, hail, and mud more than ankle deep. This weekend at Eagle Island State Park, near Boise, Idaho, they encountered single digit temperatures (rising all the way to the teens by the varsity races) and snow about 9 inches deep.

The hardest part of the course had to have been the starting field which they left unplowed. Can you imagine running the first 150 yards of the race in 9" of snow in your thin little spike shoes? Can you imagine the frozen toes?

Starting field

Starting line (half of it)

Camp Kamiakin

With the sunshine and absolutely no wind, and the proper amount of layers, conditions weren't too bad for spectators. I even spent some time relaxing in one of the camp chairs soaking in the sun!

DD Kirsten and a couple of other JV girls came down to run in the JV race. It was the last xc race for Kirsten and Becca and was certainly a memorable one! Our varsity boys team ran in the Championship race and came in third place which qualifies them for a wild card spot, to be chosen next week. We're hopeful they'll get one as there were only 15 points difference in the 1-3 place, so they are

The remainder of the weekend we spent warming our toes and visiting with our family in the area. In fact, DH's brother and wife flew in from a cruise Saturday evening and he came over to the pub to watch the BSU game with us. That's above and beyond to me!


Carol said...

A race they'll never forget, that's for sure! I can't even imagine standing in those frigid conditions, let alone running...

Barb said...

Good for the kids, they are certainly hardy!! Sounds like a fun week-end in spite of the weather conditions. We are finally warming up a bit over here.

Julie said...

BBrrrr cold!!!!