I had the pleasure of meeting Kay Martin and her husband after the PPA last year (2012). She sat across the table from me in the tent at post race party/meal. What a wonderful person. She set the PPA record for her age group that year. I felt so bad when I saw that she did not make the cutoffs this year.
As an aside for other readers, there is a lot of camaraderie that goes on at the post race party (or at least the potential to). Simple questions like; where are you from? How many PPs? How was your run? Why did you sign up or why do you keep running year after year? A few questions can lead to extended conversations. Generally, most runners will have finish times that are close to yours, so you will have a lot in common
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Thank you John for your response. I had the privilege of meeting and walking down from Barr camp with Kay Martin and Louis Joline. Their many ascents (as well as yours) is driving me to requalify and return next year.