I'm another "maniac" who ran thru Hell on Saturday. It was a bit scary to
see the folks down on the side of the road. I forced myself to walk off and
on during the last 25 minutes of the 10 miler, otherwise I think I would
have joined them. As it was, whil I was waiting in line (!?) for a banana,
my vision suddenly went very bright - almost like taking off a pair of
sunglasses on a very bright day - and a wee bit blurry around the edges. No
dizziness fortunately; anyone else ever experience this.
I especially liked the guy dressed in the devil costume who romped around
by the Dam Site Inn while we were all tooling by. Maybe next year I'll run
in costume - who knows, the Run Thru Hell could eventually become the Bay to
Breakers of Michigan....Naaah!
P.S. I measured the course yesterday with my car, and I think it was more
like 10.5 miles; although there was one turnaround on an out and back leg
that I was unsure of. The lack of mile markers or any split times did make
the race a bit more challenging as far as pacing was concerned.
>It was Hot... It was Humid... It was full of Hills.. My first run thru
>Hell, Michigan was a pretty grueling experience. It was a 10 mile race
>that featured dirt roads, lakes, hills, 100 percent humidity.. no lie..
>and it wasn't raining. There were three ambulances called for those who
>thought it wasn't necessary to drink water along the way. It was pretty
>tough for your average runner which is what I am but I loved every
>minute of it. The nips were bleeding and my clothes were dripping sweat.
>It sure was a hot day in Hell. I do reccommend this race. It is run
>every august In Hell, Michigan. For more info go to
>Ron in Michigan