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<p>Great weekend racing through the hills of NH.  Our start time was 12:20 and it was a little rainy but not too bad at least for my van as we headed off to a condo owned by a friend of one of our runners after our first runner started since we had legs 6 - 12.  We were down to 11 runners so our first 3 runners had to do 4 legs.  Out of the 5 years we have done this race this is the third time with less than 12.  My first leg was a moderate rated 6.3 miler.  Got passed more than I passed but still came in under my expected pace.  One of the advanatges of having under 12 runners is you miss the crap in a big vechicle transition areas (all of the opening dors, closing doors, talking since all of the vans are coming through there.  We moved up to our next transition area and slept there.  Two of our runners decided to sleep out side and rest of us slept in the van.  We always take out the middle seat to give more room.  My 2nd leg (#20) started around 4am and it was a 9.2 miler with a lot of hills.  It was a tough leg and I missed my pace by about 1/mile.  By this point we were heading east and south so I got to see the start of a great sunrise (one of the advantage of the hills).  Wildlife sighting here was a skunk who came out of the woods right in front of me and crossed the road.  All I was hoping was that no van came down the road and scared it or the smell in the van would have been even worse.  Third leg was a flat easy 2.3 miler at around 3pm and I did better than my pace.  Great feeling when you pass of the baton after your last leg and know you don't have to run again.  Finished up the day crossing the finish line as a team (after our van had taken advantage of the new beer tent in support of a charity).</p>
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<p>Overall we had a great time.  Finished a littel slower than last year with 12 runners but still not too bad.  We finished MOP at 29:47, 240 out of 430 teams.  As always we had a lot of fun and laughs dispite lack of sleep and smelly vans.</p>
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<p>Nice job!!  We just did Blue Ridge Relay over the weekend, and I am still trying to wrap my brain around the experience <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/shock.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;" title="">   It was fun, exciting, terrifying and exhausting and will probably take me a few days to form a coherent RR.   Glad to hear you enjoyed your race!!!</p>
 

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<p>Nice job. That 9.23mi leg was arguably the hardest of the entire race. Who did you p*ss off to land that one <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title="">.  Congrats to your team on a job well done!  RTB was great.</p>
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<p>BTW, if you saw any vans with 6' Corona Light bottles on top that was my team <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title="">.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Dougie Fresh</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70204/rr-reach-the-beach#post_1946940"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Nice job. That 9.23mi leg was arguably the hardest of the entire race. Who did you p*ss off to land that one <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title="">.  Congrats to your team on a job well done!  RTB was great.</p>
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<p>BTW, if you saw any vans with 6' Corona Light bottles on top that was my team <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title="">.</p>
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I was wondering the same thing through most of that leg.  After the leg the person who assigned the legs kept texting our van to see how I was after they drove the leg.  We did see your team now that you mention the beer bottles.  At one of the later transitions two runners passed one of the inflatable bottles off which we were all very impressed with until the runner who took it dropped it off about 20 feet out of the zone.  Were you doing that through the whole race or only at the end?</p>
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<p>Glad you had a great time.  I called our mutual friend while going down West Side Rd and were below his house.  And I loved the beer tent.<br>
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<p>Sounds like a bunch of fun!  4am.  9.2 miles.  Hills.  Sounds like a challenge!  WTG!!!</p>
 

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<p>so cool.  so jealous.  <img alt=":)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//smile.gif" title=":)"></p>
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<p>and that leg sounds really ouchy.</p>
 
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