Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sandy Licks The Pole!

Jamie and Sandy are all smiles after their cold race!
Sandy is one of the most uplifting athletes I know.  She constantly pushes her limits and actively competes and wins her age group in all type of events from swimming to running to cycling.  For fun she likes to take off on her bike and ride from Salt Lake to St. George -- over 300 miles.  I asked her for a race recap of this "maintenance run/race" held in her neighboring city of Midway, near the 2002 Olympic site for cross country skiing.

  Last weekend Participating in the "Lick the Pole Obstacle Course Fun Run" was a" triple dog dare" from the producers of the Kiss Me Dirty Mud Run gang.  The event was at Soldier Hollow in Midway, UT on Saturday, January 7th. 

Normally there would be a ton of snow, but this year we only got a dusting  the night before.  Costumes were encouraged and everyone that registered received a "Lick the Pole" knit hat.   Due to the lack of snow, some of the obstacles were not set up but the ones that were were fun.

People of all ages, sizes and abilities were participating so the atmosphere was very casual and one felt a need to hurry; part of that could have been the 7500 ft altitude and the steep hill at the start! 

It was a great event, well organized and fun even though Mother Nature didn't cooperate!  If you live in Utah, I would highly recommend this one for an after holiday celebration!

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