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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Weymouth Woods 100k Trail Run

I'm usually not a big fan of running around in circles, but this Saturday I plan to run the first running of the Weymouth Woods 100k in Southern Pines, NC. The race is full, and has a sweet line up of athletes.

The course is described on their website as: Fourteen 4.47 mile loops (total 62.58 miles) through the trails of Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve. To alleviate trail congestion, the first loop will also include a .15 start from the park entrance to the trailhead. The trails are a combination of dirt, loose sand, packed sand, and some gravel. There are several wood plank boardwalks and two sets of wood stairs. Lots of slippery leaves, pine straw, and many exposed and hidden roots. Parts of the trail can be muddy and wet. Runners will cross the parking lot (several hundred yards) at the beginning and end of each loop. See the course map and the elevation chart for specifics. The course is not certified.

It should be a little warmer than the Frosty 50k this past weekend. I plan to ease off the pace a little and pull this one off in 11 hours, or just under 50 minutes per loop.

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