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Wrapping up the WORS with a 10k at Shelby Farms 2014-02-16

Today marks the end of the 2014 Winter Off Road Race Series. The race was a 10K at Shelby Farms, and, while I've run this distance several times in the past, I think this particular race might have been my best (just over 51 minutes). It helps when you're having fun ;) Prior to signing up for this series, I'd know about MRTC, but I'd never participated in any of their smaller events (and the 2012 St ...

WORS 8K+ at Stanky Creek 2014-02-11

Sunday afternoon was the WORS 8K at Stanky Creek. I'd already spent most of the weekend working at GiveCamp Memphis, so I really didn't know how well I'd fare during this race. Turns out, it's possible to run an 8K quite well with very little sleep! I felt pretty good for most of the race. The weather was cool (36F) and the trails were soppy, muddy, and slippery. There's really not much else to say ...

WORS 5k at Stanky Creek 2014-01-27

Yesterday I ran the 5k portion of the winter off-road race series. It was at Stanky Creek (aka Nesbit Park), which is one of my favorite local trail-running locations. As expected, the pace for this race was a bit slower than the 3k, and I had a good time running this one. Apparently, I'm going to keep writing about this WORS experience, so here's some thoughts about race number two: wow. There were a lot of people. I ...