Tuesday, March 5, 2013

St Patrick's Day Plans for Everyone

No St Patrick's Day weekend plans?   Have no fear! I have planned out your St Patrick's Day weekend for you.

The Winter Wild Championships at Bretton Woods
Don't let the championships in the title scare you off. While this is the culmination of the race series and series winners will be crowned, anyone can do this race. Even YOU! It's a fun way of exploring a mountain, with a HUGE raffle afterwards including: Joe King's and MC Cycles Gift Certificates, Julbo sunglasses, Brooks running apparel, and a two night stay at the Mount Washington Hotel!. That's just some of the raffles that will be given away at the season finale.

While there is a little climbing involved....

What goes up must come down!

 It is the championships though so there will be some fierce competition vying for the First to the Summit prize. Last year Kevin Tilton took the prize but I'd be interested to see what happens if Jim Johnson or Dave Dunham(coming off his win at Mount Washington) show up to run. Also the Freeman brothers could show up and take the prize on skis(usually runners have an advantage up the mountain but these guys are machines). Where else can you compete against skiers while running up a hill?

 You can register for the race here.
aR's Chris Dunn chasing down Dave Veale
Nothing planned for the rest of the day???
How about taking advantage of the ridiculously low priced lift tickets that you can get if you pre-register for the race? For $40 you can do the race and then spend the rest of your day shredding some pow.

After stocking up on Guinness, corned beef and mash, it's now time to sit back and let the pros do the work. What better way to have a relaxing St Patrick's Day(and to recover from the previous day's workout) but sitting back and watching Amber Ferreira race her heart out at San Juan 70.3. There should be a live feed so you can sip on some green beer and cheer her on. Click here for LIVE COVERAGE for race day morning heroics!

There you have it, dilemma solved. You can have a guilt free, lazy St Patrick's Day if you follow my plan. And I guarantee you won't be bored but your thighs may be a little sore!

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