Race Report-Run Thru Hell

Race Report-Run Thru Hell

Post by Ron Tee » Mon, 10 Aug 1998 04:00:00


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
http://www.runmichigan.com

Ron in Michigan

 
 
 

Race Report-Run Thru Hell

Post by Richard C. Vile, Jr » Tue, 11 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Hi Ron,
  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!

--*** Vile
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.

Quote:

>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
>http://SportToday.org/

>Ron in Michigan


 
 
 

Race Report-Run Thru Hell

Post by thien nguye » Thu, 13 Aug 1998 04:00:00

think you had it tough with just the humidity, head, hills, rocks, bugs, and
stuff?  try getting a case of bowel problems during the middle of the run
with no porta potties in sight and see how much fun you're having.  i'm
telling you, this is one BRUTAL race.  oh yeah, it would be nice if they had
mile markers too.

-thien nguyen

Quote:

>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
>http://www.runmichigan.com

>Ron in Michigan