Many thanks for a well-organized race yesterday. Course was well-marked and easy to follow. Passing both ways on the single-track was challenging, and segment loops might be better than out-and-back courses but it was lots of fun regardless. Results and pictures the next day after the race is great! Suggest a DSLR camera for action shots to avoid blur. Looking forward to the next one...
G2: I would love a DSLR or perhaps it is just the photographer?
Thank you for your feedback. We agree that passing both ways on the single-track was challenging but having run out-and-back courses, we thought the camaraderie of seeing everyone along the way kept everyone motivated.
Photographer was great, finish line setup worked well, and pictures are well-appreciated!
Out-and-back was certainly more 'intimate' but it works better on fire roads or wider trails (or perhaps in longer races when there's less of a crowd). The unavoidable contact and near-miss ankle twists on the single-track wasn't worth the benefit of seeing runners coming in the opposite direction.
Still, this race was great and I look forward to including more CTR events in my race schedule!