Yesterday my mom and I enjoyed the Bridle Trails race in Kirkland with 250 other amazing runners. My mom did the 5mi version, and I did the 10mi version (I need to work back up to a 25K and one of these days I'll make a 50K). My mom was amazing - ran the whole way on an incredibly muddy / snowy / icky trail. I did only OK - 3min slower than my time from the same race last year (this year I ran 1:19 - last year I ran 1:16 and came in 2nd, this year, I didn't even get top 5).
All in, a great race.
The 10mil loop was the 5mi version twice (and the 50K was 6 times). Even though I ran the same loop twice, it really didn't feel like it - running in the trees is good for reducing redundancy.
Can't wait until the next race!