The second Pittsfield Peaks Ultra Challenge was this past Saturday in Pittsfield, Vermont. Debbie had decided to run this beast again after finishing the Nipmuck Trail Marathon two weeks ago. The first Pittsfield last year was grueling and humbled both Debbie, men’s winner, Leigh Schmitt; and the rest of the brave runners who took a risk on a new race. This year’s race was on a nearly identical course, but all the repeat runners said the route was tamer. In analyzing the times, it seems as if last year’s event was more like 60 miles instead of the advertised 53. The images of the effort are fabulous.
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Thanks to Scott Livingston for this story.