Follow the GRC Race Team at Clubs here:
Coach Jerry: The course is the most difficult I've ever seen. The start is literally up a mountain, the footing is very iffy in many spots, and there are many tight turns. We've got a race plan of hanging back early, then moving late, the guys are fired up...
REPORT: Bend's cross country course was described late tonight as a "bleeping bloodbath" by a member of the GRC. "The course is (expletive) crazy," said the anonymous GRCer, "crazy hills, challenging terrain, mud, et cetera." He added that yesterday the course had to be "snow-blown clean."
Asked whether this bodes well for the GRC, the teammember said "it's a total wild card."
RELATED: some on the team noticed the altitude.