Wow, it has been 4 years since I've raced this and they changed the course. The first mile was on dirt road. A steady climb at 3/4 of a mile. At this point I was leading but only by a 100m or so. The climb out of mile 1 felt horrible so bad in fact i walked portions. I blame that on nearly no hill running and running in general. The single track sections were crazy fun and the downhill from mile 4.5 to 5.2 was a blast, weeeeeee. Gotta get stronger on hills...2nd Overall. On to the next weekend!