It’s a beautiful course run on the fast and challenging trails at Greensfelder Park in Wildwood, MO., located about 45 minutes southwest of St. Louis, MO.
The course is mostly single track, and the ankle deep mud with some rather tricky creek crossings made it all that more interesting.
Spring was just starting to turn things green here, but the rather bland scenery was made all the more spectacular by a lingering morning fog in the higher elevations turned aglow by the rising sun.
My run went better than expected. I felt a bit undertrained going into the race, but I was determined to finish. That was made all the more certain after completing the first 15 mile loop…
I wanted to experience it all again.
Finish time: 9h:12m:02s
Official race photos by Rick Mayo of Mile 90 Photography.