As you can probably guess from the title we got us a crew. The relief is huge, honestly our chances of running this unaided would not have been great, no shoe changes, limited food, boring food and just not having that level-headed person to keep us on the straight and narrow. So who is this knight in shining armor? Heather’s cousin Lucas, who is giving up his long weekend and driving the 8 hours from Calgary, to say this is appreciated doesn’t even begin to describe how much this means to us, he really could be the difference between success and failure, no pressure there fella!!!
Really couldn’t ask for a better guy to have in our corner from his background in kinesiology to his laid back up beat vibe, he’s going to be a rock solid asset. As an added bonus he is in Toronto this weekend for a wedding so we get to dump some supplies on him to take back to Alberta with him, in the word of Col. Hannibal Smith “I love it when a plan comes together”.
This being our first crewed race we are not entirely sure what we are looking for from Luke. So as an offering to the running gods and also to learn a little more about crewing, we will be crewing for our next door neighbor Andrea who will be running the Oxfam Trail 100km this weekend. We will be crewing their overnight portion, so will get some good first hand experience of crazy fatigued runners, which should give us some insights for our own race.
Good luck Andrea, John, Amanda, and Kathy. See you on the trails dudes
Lucas, sorry in advance.