Orion Ultra Surfside Beach Galveston, Texas

14 Oct 2017 Surfside Beach near Galveston, Texas – Race Director Rob Goyen with Trail Racing Over Texas

Wow just wow!  This at first seemed like it would be a fairly easy course – you would just need to deal with the sand.  Well as ALL races seem to have their own challenges this one is the books as one of the hardest I have done.  I congratulate all of those that attempted this one!

The heat and humidity increased quickly as the sun came up.  The views were awesome and the staff and volunteers were the best of the best.  But for me the conditions worsened and I was in no mood to eat nor hardly drink.  I just wanted ice and one of those famous Gatoritas (Blue Gatorade and ice)…  I ended up drinking like 5 of those at the end!  I was in heaven!

I ended up calling the race just after I attempted to start on my 3rd 20 mile loop.  I made it out about a mile and my body was not having it.  So I turned around and dropped out.  I was satisfied with my performance and that’s all that matters.  Truly it is you who must find the satisfaction in all of your performances.

Here is a quick video to recap the race:

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