The organizers of the XTERRA trail race series put on a great event at Topanga State Park on Thanksgiving morning last week. I didn't see the 10k or 5k courses, but the 15k was a fun mix of technical and beautiful single track and smooth fire roads. I didn't run very fast, but managed to finish 19th overall. Most of all I was delighted to run into a fellow faculty member from Thacher at the starting line, Liz Mahoney, who came in second in her age group behind ultra trail runner extraordinaire Michelle Barton. I was very impressed by the quality of the trails in Topanga State Park and the diversity of terrain. Not to mention that it is only 30 minutes from Los Angeles!
Thanks XTERRA for a great event. I look forward to the Boney Mountain race next.