This past Saturday a field of racers first in the 8 hour, then in the 5 hour events, took to the wilderness of Maugerville just outside Fredericton NB. The morning started out overcast and rainy, but soon the sun would break out and temperatures reach mid 20’s. It was a GREAT day to play in the woods.
The Picaroons Traditional Ales Tire Pull was held post race this year during the BBQ which seemed to work out really well. Racers chose whether or not they wanted to win a keg as it was not a mandatory event. This year the keg was full (approx 100lbs) but the distance was reduced to 50m out and 50m back. There were two kegs/tires so we held the pull racer vs racer. The winning time for the Mommy was 55 seconds by Dorothy Drost a first time racer who was going head to head against her son Joey who did a very impressive 1:16 in his barefeet. The Daddy for 2015 is Jeffrey McKeough who pulled off a nearly impossible 32 seconds!! Congratulations to both!
The 8 hour race was won by the Soggy Bottom Boys who had a nearly perfect day earning 23 out of 25 possible points. The 5 hour event was won by the Trek Stars who earned 15 points. Great job by both teams.
I will be gathering the controls throughout the week, but if you want to take your friends on the course, please let me know and I will leave ribbons in their place. The maps will be available online for you to download.
The mood of the day was great, the terrain was beautiful, and the locals were very generous and supportive. It was a GREAT day, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for a truly fun day watching you race.