Hi guys, it’s Momma Beast here (Solana’s mom). Poppa Beast and I are finally back in town, and ready to run some trails. We unfortunately missed the first two 5 Peaks races of the year due to traveling, so we definitely wanted to be able to run the Cypress race in July.
We were a bit nervous about running at Cypress Mountain, as we had never run there before and we’ve only ever done 1 trail race for Richard and 2 trail races for me, in fact, we are pretty new to running period, and we are still very new to the sport that Solana and her friends love so much. Fortunately, Solana had decided to host 2 free orientation runs for the new Cypress courses, and we were able to attend both.
I should mention here that Richard and I are seniors, and very proud that we are running seniors! I am 66 and Richard is 70, and we both start running only about 3 years ago, so it’s never too late to start.
We chose the Sport course for this race, as our conditioning has dropped off quite a bit from traveling and we were told it was the perfect beginner trail runner course, with mostly nicely groomed trails, beautiful views, and a bit of elevation, but not too much.
Here’s how our experiences at the orientation runs went, and why we’d recommend that anyone and everyone can and SHOULD register and run the 5 Peaks Cypress Sport course.