Courtney came down with an illness a week before th Gila, and wasn’t planning on starting the race. A day before the race she announced she was feeling marginally better, and would give it a go. Day 1 for the Womens Cat 3 and 4 group was the Inner Loop road race. It was a cold and very windy that day. Not a time to be not firing on all cylinders.
Courtney finished the stage, but felt the yuck coming back, and decided not to continue the rest of the Gila. Team Colavita NM appreciates her resolve to give it a shot, and we all hope she gets well soon!