Summer Days and nights on the road in Vermont – GMR Review
A few months ago, I received an invitation to join a team for a fabled 200 mile relay. That’s right, 200 miles. But before you jump to the conclusion that I’m solely nuts, our team consisted of 11 other people, split between two vans that would leap frog one another during 30 hours of running.
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory tour, little mountain towns, cows, and 7 covered bridges were the icing on the cake of this rugged yet peaceful relay. Screw you, Cow!, our team, finished in just over 30 hours while the winners came in at around 21 hours. Congrats to the lone wolf, first one man team ever, for finishing in 62 hrs 11 minutes and 11 seconds (He really ran all 198 miles by himself.)
Running a relay is a difficult task as the nights are long, your legs get more and more tired after each length you run and navigating the van dynamic can sometimes be dodgy as you’re cramped in with 5 other people with unique personalities. Luckily, I have no complaints about my Auntie Bebe’s.