November 7th, 2013
Drizzle and fall colors set the stage for The Utah Nordic Alliance’s Mountain Challenge Duathlon held annually at Soldier Hollow. Always a welcome test of summer fitness and a welcome return of the Nordic community of Utah. Bikes and faces and butts collected mud from the route which began with a 1km run, followed by two loops of the 5km bike trail, lastly repeated as a 5km run. The rain dropped off along with a few chains but both are part of trail racing. Teams and solos, mixed ages and distances, made for no one knowing who won, you just kind-of knew your order. The times and places will be posted eventually at utahnordic.com. All who were not here this year were missed.