So Twin Peaks 2009 has been cancelled by the race director, Jessica due to logistical difficulties.
A shame since it was tapped to be my very first ultra, a 'birthday run' for my girl Sara to run 30+ miles on her 30th, Stuart's first 100K and yet another meetup with a couple of Runner's World online friends. Alas, it was not to be. Oh well, shit happens.
I do feel bad for Jessica since this race is her baby and thus, could not have been an easy decision on her part. But when there are too many obstacles in the way, perhaps it's best to shelve it for next year rather than providing a less-than-quality race.
So this begs the question...what next?
Well, I was initially intent on running an ultra (a 50K or 31.06 miles) on that same date, so I immediately started poking around. First stop was to see what Sarah and Wendell at PCTR had going for that weekend. Wouldn't you know it, I see that on that same date (2/28) that they have a very, very appealing race taking place up in the Sequoias. Of course, this would mean incurring added expenses for a flight out to Oakland + lodging, but wow - does the course look nice!
Another possibility is waiting a week and running the ultra in Malibu Creek (3/8). Was already planning on running or volunteering here, but this recent change to my race schedule might force me to stay out at Malibu Creek State Park a bit longer.
We shall see. To be continued for now..