Music City Ultra 25k Trail Run – Christopher Bost
Music City Ultra 25k Trail Run
Well I was thinking about going up and camping at the race site but decided that I would rather stay in my bed and just get up extra early and head that way. Next year I will probably camp out because when I had emailed the race directors earlier in the week they said no one was going to camp out but when I got there race morning a few had so probably will go for that option. Anyhow I got up at 3:30 am showered and then headed to Cheatham Co. It was about a 100 miles from my home so that gave me time to relax listen to some good music and watch the sunrise as I went. I finally go the the race site around 6 because I needed to pick up my packet and I pulled into what was in my mind a grassroots race which really made me happy!!! I have done several big races before whit lots of hoopla but this one was just good people doing what they love and sharing there vision with about 200 runners!!! The race site started at the home of one of there family members so that was also neat!! I got my packet and race number and met the guys putting the race on and you could tell they were very excited and appreciative of the runners being there. They offered me some bug spray but I told them after the emails they had sent about ticks, snakes, bigfoot, and the lockness monster I had brought some. I went back to the car and started getting my feet body glided up and well as sprayed on some bug spray. I headed to the restroom and while there I spoke with a guy who did the preview run and he said he pulled almost 30 ticks off himself so after I used the restroom I went back to the car and shellacked a ton of bug spray on me. A good friend of mine got lime disease last year and was in the hospital for three weeks and off work for another three and I could not afford that!!! Finally the race was about to start so we headed to the starting line which was at the gate in the field. Then we got a neat welcome speech with was a spin off of Braveheart blue face paint and all!!!! With that we were off on what was going to be one hell of a journey!!! Check out the video below!!!
And we are off!!! The start of the race headed through the field and then started on what is 20k acres of wildlife management area. As always I tried to position myself where I felt I should be and everything was perfect. Not long after we started we came to the first hill and the long congo lines were back. We preceded to go up for a good bit on a very steep incline then finally got to the top where we could run a bit. I got into a pretty good rhythm but that was about to end due to what seemed to be the big thorn of my day and that was hills freaking brutal hills!!!! The second grouping came in a power line section. First we got to descend and it was so steep you prayed no one fell because they would not stop till they hit the bottom. If that quad busting downhill was not enough as soon as we got to the bottom this is what we faced:
Yes that is vitamin I beside it which was taken in large amounts the next few days….Anyhow I filled my cup up with several glasses of water and then one Jackelope beer headed to the car and I was off back home!!! This course was one brutal beast but you know what I am totally ok with that!!! I will definitely be back next year and hopefully be able to do more of the Hardwin Adventureraces!!! These guys put on a top notch race that challenged not only the physical but the mental!!! Great job guys!!!!