Some how my mental clock failed to register that the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Race has come and gone (31 March 2012).
Big time congrats to Mike Morton for his course record 13:11, and Traci Falbo, the women's winner in 17:02. But moreover, congrats to all the men and women who trained and struggled and hopefully succeeded in whatever their particular quest was.
I have very fond memories of my 2010 finish and what an important event it was for me personally.
Here is a great slide show of course pictures by Ben Dillon, as posted on the Umstead home page. You really should check it out--this course has to be one of the most beautiful 100s in all the land.
How I missed it: I have my UltraList email feed set to Digest (meaning I get a more or less daily compilation of all emails sent that day, rather than live as they happen), plus in my Outlook I have all Ultra emails sent off to another folder so as not to clutter my inbox. And I just had not checked that folder for the past week or so.
This spring has been a big time of change for me with my retirement and reaching a big birthday. My mind has been a bit less focused on Mister Tristan (the blog, not the 4 year old human being) than previously. My commitment is to ensure that the blogging continues to proceed robustly, so stay tuned.