We had the trail largely to ourselves, though we did encounter a few locals out trail running. One, who we nicknamed “supergirl” blitzed past us when we were just 20 minutes from the summit. We shouted encouragements to her and she tucked in and went for it, sailing by in her tank top and running shorts, her long sleeve shirt tied around her neck, floating like a cape. On her way back down, she thanked us. It had not been a PB she said, but she was pleased with her time, and off she went. The women’s record for the race: 1 hour, 20 minutes and 6 seconds.