The race started with 60+ women on the line. It was generally slow but the hills were punchy enough that the field started splintering in the first 15 miles. There was still a fairly large group together by the last dirt climbing section, somewhere around 35-40 women. Then the field shattered and the main group that finished was somewhere around 29 people. A few people tried to break away but nothing stuck. Mostly people were conserving themselves for the end since the weather was fairly warm and the group was overall very strong. Amanda put in attack near the end but unfortunately it didn't stick. Patty finished 13th and Amanda 17th in the main field and I finished 31st, 2 minutes back after falling off in the last 10K.
This weekend you will find us at Roanoke Twilight and Steel City Showdown, both are new races this year with great women's events planned.