The race was a 7km uphill run in the hills outside of Santiago and proved to be a fantastic challenge. I loved climbing again after a while running in town and on flat smooth roads. The uphill proved tough and was a welcome respite to my normal training routine.
|Loving the trails on the way up.|
|Walking like most of the field at this point in the climb.|
|Brad and I working from the 5km checkpoint to the top.|
|The view from the top of the hill. There's a ski resort in the background!|
This was another race with Brad and I really enjoyed having his company and getting out on the trails with a friend. We ran well on the initial flat section and worked well together to stay a constant position through the steeper parts of the race. We finished in 01:24:00 and then relished the much faster decent.