Runners push themselves at Lakes Basin race
|Ryan Matz, the first-place winner of the 50-kilometer Lost Sierra Endurance Run around Graeagle, poses with his girlfriend, Jody Chinchen, after finishing. Chinchen won first place in the women’s division of the 29-kilometer course. Photo by James Wilson|
Just when the runners thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. That was the sentiment expressed by several runners at last Saturday’s Lost Sierra endurance race based in Graeagle.
The course, mapped out by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, was designed for the more experienced runners out there. Runners faced the steep and often brutal climbs Eastern Plumas County has to offer.
It’s the brutality of the course that has made it so popular among athletes around the nation. Teams from Texas and Florida showed up to participate, along with two runners from Australia. Last year, around 120 runners participated. This year, over 200 ran in the race. Write comment (0 Comments)