Stage 4 begins the first of the two consecutive mountain Stages. Run on the locally famous Wilmot Line, this course tests the participants with a series of continuous hills on both ways of this out and back course. Being an evening Stage, the participants must also nervously and anxiously await the 6:00 p.m. start. Great weather once again greeted the participants, and some gutsy performances were witnessed.
Congratulations to all participants for completing this difficult Stage, and for now passing the 80km mark of this 160km challenge. Enjoy your rest day!
In the Ultimate Men’s event, current leader Robert Brouillette was the only sub-one hour runner, and increased his overall lead to an amazing 21:57 after 4 Stages. Robin was second in this Stage and remains second overall. Ultimate Women leader Victoria Siemon continues her winning form with her fourth Stage win and now has a 14:50 overall lead. There were no changes in second and third, as both Alexandra and Angela battled together for the entire race and finished only 5 seconds apart.
H+P Men’s A1 increased their overall lead in the Relay event with a strong run from Sean Delanghe. Full results are available here.
The off day will allow us to catch up on Stage 3 and Stage 4 pictures 🙂
Tomorrow, we sleep in and brunch. It’s a day of rest before getting loopy at Chicopee for Stage 5.