There was plenty of fun and craziness at this weekend’s Warrior Dash at Rural Hill. More than 10,000 runners – can we call them that? – ambled over a “hellish” 3.08-mile course booby-trapped with obstacles – fire, water, mud, obstructed paths, ropes and ladders.
For most, a mud-caked stumble to the finish meant victory. But as with any competition, there were winners, too. Check out these times.
The fastest runner of the two days was 30-year-old Josh Baker, whose time on Saturday of 20 minutes, 55 seconds works out to 6:56 a mile – with all those obstacles. On Sunday, 29-year-old William Gelling clocked 21:08, or 7 minute miles, to lead the field.
We recognized a couple of other locals with low numbers in the results. David Stewart, 39, of Davidson was 13th overall on Sunday, and was the top finisher in the 35-39 category, with a time of 24:29. And 45-year-old Chris Berl of Davidson was 15th overall, and won the 45-49 division, on Sunday in 24:43.
Most participants crawled across the finish battered and bathed in mud. Many deemed their soggy, dirty shoes now worthless, and tossed them in a big pile near the finish.
Once completed, participants received a banana, a chance to get showered off and a free beer.
How did you and your friends do? Visit www.warriordash.com for results and photos. And post your comments here! We’d love to hear all about it.
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