Thursday, May 16, 2013

Spartan Race 2013

The boys wanted to race in the Spartan Race but I have heard horror stories so it took them a long time to convince me.  They had a blast and came home dirtier than when they come home from boys camp.  They said the obstacles were not the hardest part - it was those good ol' Montana hills.  Here are the highlights . . .

 Notice the cleanliness of the boys and Chad's white shirt.

Keston going across the bridge . . . just look for the red hair.  I wasn't able to go watch but I believe the track loops around and you have to army crawl under that bridge.

 Chad just finished going through the mud bog and across the bridge.  That white shirt isn't so white anymore.

Keston getting ready to go across the rope bridge
 And down again.

And Keston is off again in the mud.  Remember his shoes are or shall we say were bright orange.

 Chad is going across the rope bridge
And getting ready to come down

Chad climbing the rope - missed Keston on this one.

 Up and over again
 Jump the fire then through the gladiators to the finish line
He dodged the first round
Now Chad's turn to go up and over

 Chad nearing the finishing line
 Over the fire, through the gladiators to the finish.
 They had photographers throughout the race so I was able to download more of the boys.

 I love the look on their faces as they jump the fire.

 This picture is perfect - he finished the race and you can tell he had a great time.

Chad under the bobbed wire.

Over the fire - Jack be nimble - Jack be quick

 Through the gladiators - he said they got him pretty good in the gut.

The whole team.  Keston works with L and K at Melita Island in the summers and they Chad join the team.  Notice albino boy's not white legs.  I think this is the most color those legs have ever seen and I have no idea how long of a hose off he needed to take to get them white again.

Keston's time was 1:29:52 he placed 61 out of 165 in his age group of 15 - 19.  He placed 541 out of 2009 men and 613 out of 3391 overall. 

Chad's time was 1:38:00 and he placed 9 out of 22 in his age group of 14 (yes we lied and said he was 14 so he would race).  He placed 784 out of 2009 men and 974 out of 3391 overall. 

Signing the Wall of Valor.  

 The team again.

Here are the boys home again, a little cleaner and still smiling.

Those were white socks Chad is wearing and yes they found the trash along with his shoes.  Keston's orange shoes did become orange again thanks to a high pressure nozzle for the hose.

So for anyone who wants to join in next year the race in scheduled for June 14, 2014 and you can sign up online.  The boys will be signing up again.  Val will not be a spectator next year and I almost want to join in just to say that I did it.  Almost . . . 

1 comment:

Kartchner Family said...

That looks awesome!!! Great job Chad and Keston!