REPORT FROM CORRESPONDENT VICTOR DOSTROW WHO RAN THE 10K
So, this is the second year of the Asheville Duathlon at The Big House, and iDaph added in a 10k trail race this year. I like running Biltmore, so I decided to run the 10k. Your humble junior correspondent is just a runner, so the Du is not for me. And, I’m an inveterate road runner, so doing a 10k trail run was in itself kind of a stretch. Gun was at 8:30, which is quite civilized for a Biltmore race. Race organization was good, with everything pre-race from issuing chips and tent placements to the separate start lines well thought out. The weather was also cooperative: low 60s and overcast. The course started and ended on the farm road, but was mostly single track (and, to this road refugee, pretty gnarly single track at times). But, the course was well marked with readily visible colored ribbon, and largely well monitored. I found this to be an interesting, and pretty challenging, run. Recommended.