I had an absolute BLAST! (about: 2009)|
C. K. from St. Louis, MO (5/21/09)
3 previous marathons
| 1 Berryman Marathon
This was my third marathon, but first full on a trail. This race was so much fun!! The rain the night before made for crazy wet, sloppy, muddy conditions. There were tons of stream crossings and even a fairly deep creek to wade across. At times the trail had turned to stream and made for lots of quick stepping, and paying attention was of utmost importance. The scenery in the Mark Twain National Forest couldn't be topped! There were lots of downed trees to go over, under, and even around. I loved every minute of this race.
The St. Louis Ultrarunner's Group race directors are the nicest people you will ever find and the post-race food was delicious. It was a great atmosphere to race in and felt like a family race. Runners here finish and stay around to cheer for everyone who makes it out of the woods.
The aid stations are well stocked with food and drink, and run by experienced ultra-runners who cheer you on and make sure you are well taken care of.
I will definitely be running this one again next year!