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Wy’east Wonder

chapinwc FIRST-TIMER '18

Wy’east Wonder

Inaugural events for 50k and 50 miles from Go Beyond Racing starting at Bennet Park Snow Pass near Mt Hood Meadows and up to Gunsite Ridge and Surveyors Ridge trails … MORE

Inaugural events for 50k and 50 miles from Go Beyond Racing starting at Bennet Park Snow Pass near Mt Hood Meadows and up to Gunsite Ridge and Surveyors Ridge trails heading north to finish in Parkdale. All along the course you are provided wonderful views of the southeast and east sides of the Wy’east (Mt. Hood) along ridge lines. 50 k/50mile course follow the same 20 miles before the 50mile course loops east for an extra 20miles only to rejoin the 50k course for the last 10 miles. The first 10 miles of the course is slightly up hill with highest elevation point around 6000ft. From there the remaining 20 miles of the 50k course is net downhill with the last 2.5mile section diving down the oak ridge trail loosing over 2000ft of elevation in the process to the finish line. The elevation profile of 3700ft of gain and 6600 ft of loss for the 50k course on paper looks runnable and fast but frequent rolling sections on the ridge lines and the steep descent before the finish make it much harder than it would seem. Be careful on last steep decent on tired legs. A number of runners biffed it on the decent including yours truly. Vast majority of course on excellent single track with minimal technical sections. Production value and aid station fare were solid as with any Go Beyond Racing event although the finish line location gave little warning to crew/family when the runner was approaching the finish. Nice pre and post race location in Parkdale to get ready for and relax after the race. Runners were bused up from Parkdale to starting line. Crew access limited to mile 20 aid station. Short shuttle for runners and crew from finish line to post race festivities.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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