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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

Runner's Quotes:
Pierre Lenck
came all the way down from Lebanon , NH ! ...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.

To 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!
Thanks also to Ken Power for bringing the killer soup!
Hi Guys!
I'm back in Lebanon , NH 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 encountered.
Thank you!
Pierre (Pepe)

Barry -
Nice job on the race and the report!  Count me in for next year!

Great race. Thanks. Callahan is definitely nice in the snow.
Dave Hogan
Thanks for putting on a great event this morning. Paul and I had a bundle of fun and loved the extended loop option!

Be well,
Emily Trespas