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New Years, New Friends and Mud

For the 7th year in a row, we had our annual New Year’s Day Almost Noon Almost 10k Unorganized Group Trail Run.  After everyone arrived, even a few folks who still had race bibs on from the morning (literally running straight there from the race), we ended up with a total of of 22 runners.  I got to meet some great new people who I really hope to spend some more time with jumping, skipping and hopping the trails.

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We loaded up on goodies from GU Energy and headed out.

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The temp was per-fect-o and the trails in good shape even though there were a few muddy spots left over.

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We ran a total of around 7 miles with some nice singeltrack through the woods and great scenery and our share of technical features.

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Some even decided to take the wetter path through the creek crossings.

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After it was all said and done, we ended up with some snacks and goodies.  Salty the Yeti even made an appearance.  He was very popular as everyone crowded around once I explained who he was.  By the way you can follow Salty the Yeti and his adventures on his Twitter feed.

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Great time had by all.  Hope to see everyone (and you) next year.  In the meantime, stop over to the Carolina Trail Run and Mountain Bike Group and come out to one of our runs.

More photos can be found on the Group site.

Be a Warrior!

Marcus

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