Two weeks ago this really cool thing happened and I still can't put words to it. But I will try.
I have these really cool brothers who collectively inspired me to get back into running after basically haven given up by thinking the glory days were behind me. Rewind with me to 2015...Thanks to a card on a table at Sinister 7 we found out about the @riversedgeultra and entered as a #broteam of 3. No expectations, just positivity and grit. #attitudeoveraltitude was born! After winning and establishing the course record we decided to take on the #blackspurultra in 2016 but due to @jdalke's conflicting tour schedule @whereisjayden and I had to race alone. Turns out we were the fastest combo there that day and set yet another record! The three of us together again in September for REU capitalized upon our own record for the win. Enter present day, after proving we could hang with the best in Alberta at #Sinister7 we no longer had no expectations. It was clear. Course record or nothing. And this lofty idea of a sub 10hr performance...
The gun goes off and Joedy literally rockets out of the gate in his #walmsleyinspired holey #croptop. Finishing leg 1 almost 10mins ahead of schedule we knew it would be a lonely race. Then Jayden capitalized again on leg 2 and me on leg 3 for a 4:45 first half! Not only was the sub 10hr within reach, but now was ours to lose! Jayden, seen here leaving on leg 4 in his road shoes laid down another solid time and I followed with everything I had on leg 5. Unfortunately there was a bear on the trail that cost a few minutes...Joedy again unleashed on leg 6 (seriously! Running 3 sub 4minute kilometres!) and ran us into the finish in 9h58m17s. New course record. No other team even beat our old one...now we'll see how long it stands.
My only closing thoughts are now that we've got all this great brotherly teamwork, now maybe it's time to turn that into competition and go for the recordagainst each other solo!! Thanks to @hermitcrabphotography and @raveneyephotography for the great photos!
#blackspurultra #teamattitudeoveraltitude #kimberleybc #ultrarelay #altrarunning #sidekickgraphics #makerunningdirtyagain