Short drive to Powhatan on Saturday morning for the inaugural Belmead Trail Fest 50K. Very well-organized, friendly event on a fun course. I was able to hang on to men’s third place with the unremarkable time of 5 hours, 6 minutes–though it did get me a $30 gift certificate, which works out to almost $1 per mile.
Drove 4 miles or so from our hotel on Atlantic Avenue to 64th Street, where I parked outside one of the entrances to First Landing State Park. From there, took a right on the Cape Henry Trail and ran to the end and back; then ran the other side of the trail–toward Broad Bay–and back, for a total of 13 miles.
After spending Friday feeding wildebeest, etc., from our car, we made our way to The Inn at Gristmill Square in Warm Springs so I could run the Odyssey Trail Running Rampage marathon on Saturday morning. Here is the short version of a race report: I was doing well during the first half of the race. I then made two wrong turns (among other mistakes) and dropped. Still, it was a beautiful course and a lot of fun. (I covered a total of 19 miles, some of which was not on the course.)
Near the Gristmill Inn, between Warm Springs and Hot Springs on Hwy. 220 in Bath County.