Turkey Trot is always one of the best races in the series and this year held up to it's reputation. Rain and all!
LA got a bunch of rain the night before making for fun racing conditions.
All the homies came out to heckle and handup; shout out to Heckler Hill and Party Peninsula for keeping the race fun.
"Diana got a decent lead a few minutes into the race. There were 4 of us in the chase group all fighting for 2nd. I made a bunch of mistakes but managed to get ahead on the sprint right before lap 2. By lap 3 I had a descent gap sitting safely in 2nd. A welcomed position after fighting for 7th a week ago at CXLA. I was having a ton of fun, racing relaxed, collecting high fives and handups. By the 2nd to last lap Rhea and Ashley started gaining on me. My legs felt, good so I picked up the pace anywhere I could gain time. All of the sudden I'd lost them and was starting to close the gap to 1st. I hit it as hard as I could and was able to pass on the mulch hill during the last half of the last lap. I figured I'd get caught on the downhill, but I gave it everything I had and managed to maintain the lead. My first win since moving up to the B field! A great reminder to have fun racing and occasionally you may even suprise yourself with a win. " -Susie