Think 5K of uphill running on mountain trail. A beautiful but challenging course, harder than I expected but it was awesome. I was glad to see that finish line at the end though. There were two major hills that forced the crowd to walk and the downhill was just as challenging with switch backs that forced you to move carefully and a fairly rocky trail. All of which I know had to affect running time but it wasn't really about time, it was more about the run.
Whew...got that one out of the way for this year, now bring on the next!