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Prairie Spirit 100 - Run

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Ottawa, Kansas
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 25h 58m 58s
Overall Rank = 28/48
Age Group = M 50-59
Age Group Rank = 3/6
  • 25h 58m 59s
  • 100 miles
  • 15m 35s  min/mile
Post race
Event comments:

Prairie Spirit 100 is not for everybody. The course is essentially like running on a small flat, straight dirt road straight out for 50 miles and then straight back. In addition, it is liked on both sides by scrub trees most of the time so it's also very much like a tunnel. It is an exceptionally boring course and, in my opinion, the manned aid stations are too far apart, usually in the ballpark of 9 to 10 miles between aid with unmanned water stations in between. However, the race is pretty well organized and everyone was both friendly and helpful. It's also a very small race so if you like that then there it is. This is really only a race I would recommend for someone who had specific reasons for wanting to do a really flat, straight or "boring" run. Maybe in preparation for a times race on a track or something. Glad I did it, won't go back, won't do any similar race. Nice buckle.

Last updated: 2016-10-10 12:00 AM
25:58:59 | 100 miles | 15m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 0/48
Performance: Average
Course: Amazingly flat and straight rails to trails path so it was also pretty hard packed.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2017-03-28 6:43 PM

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