On 3/3/13 I joined 6 other runners for the 1st Annual? running of the Rhode Island Sea to Summit Run. Mike Galoob had mentioned this concept to me a couple of months ago, but when his much anticipated Big River 1/2 Marathon was postponed because of snow, this group run was quickly assembled. Maps were emailed back and forth until finally Mike came up with the "perfect route" well...the shortest I guess.
I have always been a big fan of point to point adventure type runs, I have recently run from the Connecticut Border to the Narragansett Beach and have pieced together the NST with multiple 20-30 mile runs. When you throw in a fun group of runners the run is that much more fun, like last year's Epic Trail Run that Dave Dunham put together.
I got to the meeting spot a bit early and added on about 2.5 miles as I was looking at getting about 50 miles for the weekend, running 20 the day before. This was my first "big weekend" building up to a summer 100 miler and it went pretty well other then being a bit tired on the last couple of climbs of what would be just over 29 miles of running. To get a greater feel for the run, check out the below write-ups. It is a lot easier to post links than to write my own long story. There are even a few pictures in there! Enjoy!
Run organizer Mike Galoob's take on the run.
Jonny Hammet's story
Jeff Walker's story