PHOTOS: Cove To Clover Challenges Runners With “The Uprising”
As runners in Sunday’s Cove To Clover 5k race labored up Snake Hill they must surely have been thinking that it was smooth sailing to the finish line from there. But alas, it was not to be.
As they rounded the corner on to 20th Street they were confronted by smoke and chaos. Lurking in the mist, a band of barbarian warriors defending a wall built across the race course.
Runners could detour around the wall — losing time — or tackle it head on and clamber up four tiers of hay bales to reach the other side.
The majority of runners proved to be up to the challenge.
Finally — seeing that their obstacle proved unable to stop the Cove To Clover runners — the barbarians wandered off. Lured no doubt by the distant sounds of the beer garden in Burien Town Square.
Will they be back next year? Only time will tell.
BTB photographer Michael Brunk bribed his way into the barbarian encampment and sent back these photos. We’ll have many, many more photos in a full gallery of our Cove To Clover photo coverage later this week.
Note: You can click individual images to view them larger.