BIRD MACHINE CAPE COD — WE KILLED SO MANY PEOPLE

Bird Machine CC by the numbers:

  • 183.6 miles
  • 20 hours 26 minutes 12 seconds
  • 6:41 average pace
  • 12 runners
  • 5 crew
  • 2 vans
  • Hundreds of kills* (we lost count)
  • 2nd place overall
  • 1st place women
  • 10.9 miles -> the longest leg
  • 2.3 miles -> the shortest leg

 

*in Ragnar speak, ‘kill’ means passing someone on the course.

Julia Bez, calligraphy extraordinaire, makes our vans the ENVY of Ragnar Cape Cod

Team Bird Machine at the start. Sophia DEEP in thought

Van 2 Crew Ashley and Christine holding it down!

Ania and Joan, crew van 1, getting shit DONE

Jess and Rebecca looking FOINE while we wait for the first major exchange between vans

Faye and Cate before van 2 kicks off!

THE FIRST MAJOR EXCHANGE BETWEEN SOPHIA AND CATE!

Rebecca making hills look EASY as she hands off to the Iron Lady: Julia Bez

Team work makes the dream work– matching clothes helps too!

Me creeping in the van taking pictures of E-commerce legs: Rebecca.

I think this is the exchange where other teams were like “OH THEY’RE GOING TO WIN” — Bez to Barnard for the second to last leg of the race.

Everyone gave their all.  It was so inspiring to see all the runners crush it and cheer it each other on.  Even when we were tired and running on no sleep, everyone was giving their best and working towards the team’s goal: reaching the podium!