66 hearty souls (with 132 soles) lined up at the end of Fox Hollow Road at 7am. The 5 waves departed into an increasingly heavy rain and ascended Panther Mountain into strong winds and temperatures in the 40’s. If that sounds like a lovely fall day to you, you are twisted. To the surprise of the RD’s, the foul weather only scared off a few people from the start, and to our relief, their were only 3 drops in the entire field. I can’t say enough about the tenacity of the runners that braved this very difficult course on a most difficult of days. In the end, Natalie Thompson was the first female across the line in 5:35:18 and Ben Nephew took it for the men in 4:31:35. Congratulations to both of you and to the rest of the runners that made it around the course. Here are the results with splits.