Yesterday was the Poky 50 (a 100k trail race held here in Pocatello Idaho.) I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to go practice my photography on these guys, and to try and give event photography a try. Below are my top 50 shots. Feel free to enjoy
Here we have the start of the 60k leg. Which if you look at the chart up above is at the the City Creek Aid station. I didn't get too many shots here because I was also working the aid station, but all of these guys were so ready and raring to go that I could stop handing out water for a second and take a couple of shots.
After the last runner made his way through the City Creek aid station I hopped in the car and headed over to the section of trail right before the Big Fir aid station. If you go back to the chart, this is the section of trail that drops like the space shuttle in re-entry. Trail was nice and shady here, but it still didn't make up for the long, hip busting descent that many of these very tired runner had to go down. Gotta love some of the faces I got. One girl even almost jumped off the trail when she came around the corner because she thought I was a bear. Guess that means it's time to trim up the beard :D.
Caught my swim instructor out running the course. She was keeping a great pace by the looks of things. Didn't look like a fish out of water at all.
The force was strong with this one. Looks like he's trying to convince himself that this is the trail he's been looking for.