2005 Race Recap
The pilot running of the Busa Bushwhack took place on December 5,
2004. There were twenty-one runners and twelve volunteers for the
event, and about half the runners were non-GFRC members. It was
such a success, it was decided by the GFRC to make it an annual
event. In 2005, due to snowy trail conditions, the race was turned
into a two-distance event: a 15k or a 5.6 miler (although some ran 6.8).
2005 Runner's Quotes | 2005
Testimonials | 2005
Race Director Recap | 2005
Thank you From Rich
came all the way down from
! ...He ran with Arnie through the first 2.8, then goaded Arnie
into doing the whole 9.3 enchilada...Gina Donovan traveled all
the way from Ashland...”Ferg” from the Hopkinton Running Club
said he came just “for the girls”...Britta MacIntosh also
came from the HRC...Art Gullivan, “the human furnace”, stated
matter-of-factly that he doesn’t sweat...Bill Morse was wearing
terrific biking booties as shoe covers...Tom Mikkelsen was glad
it wasn’t 100 miles...Rich Zytka, who has occasionally run with
us at Brophy was wearing shorts! ..(So was Eric Bucher, the
winner)...Stephanie Crawford agreed that running through the knee
deep snow in the meadow was the worst part.
Barry and the gang,
Thanks for putting on such a great event! I know everybody put a
lot of work into this and I think it was a huge success!
also to Ken Power for bringing the killer soup!
I'm back in
and I still think about this wonderful race. It
was a pleasure to meet you all and the race was beautiful. Tough but
really fun! You guys have probably the best spirit I ever
Nice job on the race and the report! Count me in for next year!
race. Thanks. Callahan is definitely nice in the snow.
Thanks for putting on a great event this morning. Paul and I had a
bundle of fun and loved the extended loop option!