Friday, September 19, 2008

Team Diablo rocks at AC




Last weekend I had the honor of pacing Tamara Johnson at the AC 100. The race starts in Wrightwood, California and ends in Pasadena. The race is run through the San Gabriel Mts. AC is a hard 100. There is 21,610 ft. of climbing and 26, 700 ft. of descent. The course is as beautiful as it is tough. It is well run and course markings are everywhere. I would say that if you are looking for a challenging 100, AC is for you.

Suz, Jeff, Ken, and I crewed and paced during the race. Crewing and pacing are almost more tiring than running the thing! We had a great time and Team Diablo kicked butt! Of the 7 Team Diablo runners, all 7 finished strong. Troy Howard came in 2nd with a screaming time of 19:25:04. Tamara Johnson wanted to finish under 28 hours but she is happy with a finishing time of 28:28:28! It was an honor to crew and pace for Team Diablo. They are not only amazing runners, but great people too. Thankyou Team Diablo for welcoming me into your group. Congrats to Dan, Wally, Tamara, Dennis, Dave, Mac, and Troy for a job well done. You all ran strong, despite some tough issues that some of you faced. You are all winners in my book.

I paced 42 miles wearing Drymax socks on steep technical trails with no blisters! I love my new socks!

7 comments:

Rick Gaston said...

Wow this is the second time I've read about Drymax socks in as many days. I'm wearing the ones Olga gave me for the Skyline to the Sea 50k tomorrow. I'll see how they hold up.

Is Team Diablo a big group. Ran with a guy named Ben at TRT100, he had a Team Diablo shirt on, nice guy. Young and it was his first start at a 100.

Marcy said...

There are "easy" 100's ROFLMAO! Ohhh girl you ultra peeps are just too much for me ;-)

Thanks for stopping by ;D

Anonymous said...

Thank You Kelly! I could not have made it to the finish without you!! Your the best! See you on Friday! : ) Tamara

Mr Trail Safety said...

Hi Kelly:

Great seeing you at the AC100 finish line. If you haven't seen the photos, check them out at: http://larrygassan.com/08_AC100/AC100-08_foto-list.htm

kelly said...

Well, well, well, Mr. Trail safety. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm anxious to read your's too. I heard you were political, but WOW!! Just kidding, it was great to see you again. I will check out the pics and as usual, I know they will tell a story. Take good care.

doodlestreet said...

I'm always so amazed when I stop by your blog and read about all this adventure running you do! It's just incredible...
I'm gearing up for The Race for the Cure this weekend...it's a 5K (which for me is something I have to work at, but for you, it must be a quick two minute run down the street!!) haha.. but even though my runs are on the small scale, you really inspire me to keep at it. Thank you for that! Sunday should be interesting..my goal is to stay keep pace with the 97 year old! ;o)

kelly said...

Good luck, Doodlestreet at the 5K. You are braver than I. Running fast for a 5K sounds scary to me. Have fun on Sunday. You better beat that 97 year old!!