Thursday, February 6, 2014

2-6-14 LLTH last minute notes

Online registration from the Headfirst Performance website has closed.  Late registration is available at packet pickup on Friday (7th) at Ken Combs Running Store from 12 noon to 6:00 pm EST and on race morning from 6:30 - 7:30 am EST at the Horine Center at the FINISH area.

Quest Outdoors recently announced they're having a FREE pre-race pasta dinner again this year at their store at 2330 Frankfort Road in Louisville (same location as the last 2 years) from 5:30 to 8:00 pm EST Friday night (7th).  A feature running movie will be showing.  All items in the store have been discounted 30% or more.

The Forest had several inches of snow Sunday night and Tuesday night there was rain & freezing rain.  The trails are snowy -- a little crunchy on top -- most of the snow is powdery.  Due to the ice, lots of branches have fallen onto the trail.  There are also MANY trees that are bent over into the trail or have fallen onto the trails.  The current forecast is calling for below freezing temps the rest of the week with more precipitation a possibility.

All the streams have been low or frozen this week.

On the Blue Trail (about mile 7) at the dam Wednesday morning:

Flagging will be pink again this year.  Trail junctions will be marked with several flags & major junctions will also have signs or a volunteer on site.  Intermediate flagging is spaced approx. 100 to 200 feet along the entire course.

I would have posted this yesterday morning, but my power & internet service have been out due to the ice storm since Tuesday night.  I'm posting this from the Fairdale library.

Just checked & am unable to access the Headfirst Performance website from this location.  Will find out what's going on with this.

p.m. update --

Access to the Headfirst Performance website has been corrected.

The Forest Service is working on removing the large trees that are down, however it's unlikely they will get them all removed by race day & more may fall in the meantime.  There are countless trees bent over into the trail that won't be removed by race day.



Lance Bonds said...

Ran the Siltstone from Jefferson Hill to the first intersection. Trail not too slick, but very crunchy. The toughest part is going to be ducking under trees/limbs. Tried to clear debris as I ran, so 50K runners enjoy that 3/4 mile...

Andy Borst said...

Thanks for the update!