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Saturday, April 18, 2009

River to River Run

Here is the website to tell all about it.
My husband is a Ham. Meaning he has his ham radio license. During the run "hams" have certain stations where they monitor the race and relay information. Since much of the race is running through the middle of nowhere, the hams are essential because cell phone reception is zero. A lost or hurt runner needs help, cars need to be directed, etc. We were to be at our post at around 8:00 am. We saw our first runner about 9:15. We followed the last runner to the next station around 1:00. From the previous station to where we were was about 3 1/2 miles. This section of road was mostly gravel and mostly up hill. When a runner finally got to where we were they were usually exhausted and happy to see another human. We were in the center of no-mans land. It was thrilling to encourage these people who were pushing themselves to the limit and farther. When a particular taxed person would come up we would clap, let them know that they didn't have much farther before they could trade off, and they constantly thanked US. All we were doing was sitting there. It was a great day.

1 comments:

Help Meet in the Making said...

Hi Bethanie!
I didn't realize you were back blogging again, but it's glad to "see" you back!

Leigha

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