Monday, April 07, 2008

The helping hand


I think this (above) may be my favorite race photo of me of all time. This is one of the fabulous soaking wet frozen volunteers helping a soaking wet frozen ME over the stream crossing yesterday. I couldn't do it without you!!

Another shot of the same volunteer helping another runner at the same place - you can't tell from the photos that the air temperature (and probably water temperature) was a very uncomfortable 42*F at the time.

Another of me, blurry, but at least you can tell I was laughing:


The whole race photo album is here.

The photographer is Jon Valentine, and I believe the volunteer's name is Donna, but I'm not certain of that. They rock!

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow, that really was a slogfest you guys were in yesterday! As someone who both races and volunteers, it's always nice to hear how appreciative the racers are when we're out on the course as volunteers. :-)

S. Baboo said...

cool pics indeed, that's what I call a full service race.

Oh, ain't trail running just the best!

LBTEPA said...

Great photos

Ellie Hamilton said...

This is an absolutely beautiful photo. Congratulations to Jon Valentine for the photo and to YOU for splashing through the MUDPIT!!!

TriGirl Thea said...

What a great photo.
Theres a big part of me that hopes that it captured something of the spirit of the race. :)

Well done Nancy.

Brent Buckner said...

Nice shout-out!

Megan said...

Nancy,
That is one of my favorite pictures too. The gentleman helping you across the "creek"is one of the nicest men on the planet. His name is Jon Line and he manages the Gotta Run running store in Annapolis.

Linae said...

Very very cool photo.

Ultra, Iron "GeekGirl" Misty said...

Hey, how come nobody helped me across streams? No fair.

21stCenturyMom said...

Holy Moly - what a weekend! What happened to the lady running in a sports bra and shorts? I got cold just looking at her.

Love those shots of you and congratulations - you did it!