Some call it the “Boulder of the East,” where a mountain adventure sits just steps away from liberal city life. In today’s show – the first of our two-part series – we talk with Aaron Saft and Mark Driscoll to get beta on Asheville, NC. And we take you running through the Pisgah National Forest in the first running of the Rooster’s Revenge 30k, put on by Saft and his local running store, Foot RX. Driscoll gives us a full report on the 13th running of the Blue Ridge Relay a day after his local running group Asheville Running Collective (akin to Boulder’s Rocky Mountain Runners) set a new course record in the race (click for full race report by Mark).
Featured in Part 1:
-Aaron Saft, owner of Foot RX running store and race director of the Rooster’s Revenge 30k
-Mark Driscoll, organizer of Asheville Running Collective
-Rooster’s Revenge racers (in order of appearance): Trail Sisters ambassador Abby Harris, Sofie Beckham, Louis Kirchner, Tag Garmon, John Mazurek, Kendra Connolly
Topics discussed: Asheville Running Collective, Blue Ridge Relay, Rooster’s Revenge 30k, Trail Sisters, creek crossings