Piney Woods Trailfest 2/9/2013
Aid Station Reviews
I reached out to my sister and my younger cousin to help Hat’r run the Aid Station for The Run In Texas group, they eagerly accepted the challenge, and with knowing I would also have the assistance of the lovely Rachel Goyen(Rob’s wife) I knew we had everything covered. Morning of race day was extremely awesome, we were running a few minutes behind and still had to get to the tables that Bill & Jay had setup for us the night prior. The entrance gate to the park was locked, but, luckily, with the man up stairs watching out for us, someone was exiting the park and we were able to sneak on by. We knew the race was beginning at 7:30am and we were driving through the wrong side of the gate at 7:28a, talk about cutting it close!
I put my Chelsea in charge of managing the runners Bib #’s and Times, Alec was our hype man and entertainment as well as our electrolyte man. I handed out water and directed food management and Rachel kept us all in check and was absolutely awesome with encouraging all the runners that came by our station. Within a few minutes we had the front pack of the 20 Miler’s coming by the Aid station, looking down at my watch, I saw that the head of the pack was at Mile 5 in under :40 minutes, these guys were smoking. The first person to stop at the station was our very own Robert Smith(who also won the 20miler and set the course record!!!), Robert mentioned how great he was feeling so far and I told him to finish up his apple, drink, and get the heck out of here, he laughed, and did as I said, so I’ll take full credit for his course record!