ASHLAND, Ky. – It wouldn’t be Amy For Africa without a dramatic running event for 2015.
This year, marathoners Chris and Amy Compston will be taking on some West Virginia mountains in the West Virginia Trilogy on Oct. 9-11 in Circleville, W.Va.
It’s a three-day endurance test for even the best of the marathoners. Runners will experience spectacular views of waterfalls, fall foliage and breathtaking vistas across West Virginia’s highest mountains.
On the first day runners will go 31 miles and they come back the next day for a 50-mile race and then finish the three-day adventure with 13.1 miles.
So that’s about 95 miles total covering three days.
“We’re up for the challenge,” said Amy with confidence. “Chris is onboard with me. We’re taking it on.”
The runners will trek through West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest. The highlands of the Mon are said to be a place of solitude, choice and challenge – a place where nature prevails and where man must adapt.
The landscape embodies wilderness and reminds you of yesterday’s people.
The race is sponsored by the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners and The Mountain Institute.
The autumn runs will take runners on Spruce Mountain and all around.
Besides that run, the Amy will be competing in the Boston Marathon for the third consecutive year.
Last year, she competed in three world marathons while running a marathon a month from April to November. She finished her season on a high note by running in the New York City Marathon. Amy was among the top four percent of female runners and 10 percent overall.
Her husband completed six marathons from May to October, including his first world marathon in Chicago.