Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Race Champion Awards

Here's a look at the first place champion awards that Tracy Thomas (local ultra runner and artist) made for the race. These are really nice.  Well crafted, beautiful, and tailor-made for this race.  Tracy also gave us a few other ceramic awards that the race director will hand out at his discretion.  Have a good attitude and treat me right...maybe you'll get some bling! 

For those that don't know, Tracy is an accomplished ultra runner from the Champaign area.  She also owns her own business, BodyMechanic Fitness, which happens to be a sponsor of this race.  In addition to her running and fitness business, Tracy has a background in fine art.  Her pottery can be found here on Etsy.

We are fortunate to have her as a long-time supporter of the Clinton Lake ultra.  This year, she is also a participant.  Watch out--this lady can run!  What happens if she wins first place?  Does she get her own trophy?  Do I provide an alternative award?  Tough questions.  Rumor has it we'll have a home-brewed "Clinton Lake Lager" available on race day.  Maybe Tracy would be happy with a few pints of that brew? 

Anyway, if you are fast and can overcome the 99 hills on the 30-mile trail course, you could be hoisting one of these fine awards on race day.  Good luck to everyone.  TEN DAYS TO THE RACE!

3 comments:

Heidi said...

Don't tempt me, I don't want to run so hard that I burn out!!!!

Is there a say, photo gallery or video on YouTube of the Clinton Lake course so I can see exactly how bad it is? You keep building it up.......

Chris said...

I'll post a few pictures soon, but there are photo/race archives on my Picasa public page:

http://picasaweb.google.com/migotsky

Heidi said...

Great pics, I had to take a peek at the McNaughton ones too. Eeeeek....