Joey Rollin’s SRT Race Report

(published with permission of the author)

My SRT Race Report 2016 (Rocks and things)

by Joey “is this a delusion” Rollins

So, it’s the summer of 2015 and my running buddy, Malin Barton, says to me “Check out this race Joey, I think it would be fun”. I now know when Marlin Barton say’s “This will be fun”, what she really means is “This will probably kill us”.

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2016 SRT Race Director’s Report

The third edition of the SRT Run/Hike took place September 16-17, 2016 with 102 starters across all divisions, up from 82 the year before.  A remarkable 92% of starters successfully completed the course this year — a surprising statistic for a minimalist format event which provides little or no aid or course markings.  Excluding the dauntingly difficult 70-mile division, the success rate for the other divisions was almost 97%.  Besides the inevitable scrapes and bruises, there were no injuries during the event, and no-one got lost. The runners deserve credit for showing up prepared to navigate on their own and manage their hydration and nutritional needs  — exactly the spirit of mindfulness and self-reliance we sought to promote in creating this event.  And perhaps it’s the case that the magical beauty of the Shawangunk Mountains imparts extra energy to those who move through the wilderness…

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2016 SRT Race Director’s Report

More Race Reports from SRT

Here’s a race report from Kevin Russell, one of the 74-mile particpants in the recent SRT race, which takes place along the Shawangunk Ridge Trail.  Kevin’s lively story features field-expedient shoe repair, a porcupine, bushwhacking, and rock scrambles.  Thanks for sharing, Kevin!

Kevin Russell
Kevin Russell (in the front) departing High Point State Park, NJ

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