Once again the masters romped and stomped their way through their week with 20 returners and 5 new runners. It was a week to remember with favorite coaches Greg and Eric returning to spark it up with their inimitable style. This camp is plenty full of running but it’s the connections forged over so many years that make it so special. To see Jules mixing it up with young coach Jo was to see the authenticity of Craftsbury. New and old, fast and slow, gregarious and quiet — this is masters week.
Drills make runners faster
Coach Jo and Jules: both ends of the age spectrum meet in the middle over cider, wine and cheese social
Elaine is sunny
Michael toughs out the grassy intervals
Michael dashes up the hill
Bette and Laura push and pull each other up the hill
Jill was a smart athlete all week testing her return from injury
Jerry works the intervals in anticipation of his induction into the Wall of Fame — 10 years at Craftsbury!
The masters did their intervals on the grass instead of the track this year — a big change but the relay was as fun as ever
Nobody pulls off the Craftsbury van slouch like Coach Greg while Eric stands in awe
It’s got to be a good week when french braids are happening in Irasburg
The shady Mt. Hor hike continues to be a popular option on Endurathon Day
Coaches Jo and Anne in synch on sunny Endurathon Day
Lawton and Diane smile it up
Richard contemplates an incongruous ancient pyramid on Westmore Beach
Masters tear it up on the Common with strides
Laura and Nick share the work of fartlek running
Lisa gives it everything during the tempo run
Her first time at Craftsbury found Susan torching it all week long
Susan and Maureen, both new to camp, had smiles all week long plus they were fast!
Richard and Coach Eric on our last night. Richard was inducted into the Wall of Fame — 10 years at Craftsbury
The entire posse in one place at one time. Unheard of!