The weather was just right when I lined up with a few hundred others runners this morning to start the DuPont Forest 12k. I love the fast, wide start that was introduced in 2009. I was wondering about trail conditions but was pleasantly surprised with the trail quality and commend those who maintain the trails. I have to give a great big shout out for the wonderful post-race food – especially Doc Chey’s Noodles. That hit the spot after a long trail run.
Amber Moran was the first female overall, defending her title at this race. Tyler Michael was the first overall male. This was a nice follow-up to Tyler’s win at the Shamrock 10k. It’s really great to see an emerging young runner (17) do so well at these highly competitive races.
According to my Garmin the course was a bit longer than last year (7.3 versus 7.1 miles). Here’s a comparison of my results between 2010 and 2009.