It has been my privilege to get to know Denise Jones and her husband, Ben Jones, over the past few days. They are incredible people! They have long been a part of the Badwater race - as participants, as crew members, as roving photographer, as blister queen - you name it, they've done it. This year, they have been incredibly generous in sharing their wide and varied skills - and their beautiful home - with Lisa and our crew.
Denise will join our crew for the return trip and we are so looking forward to that. On the way to the race finish line, Denise took care of something that was hands down critical to success - taping Lisa's feet and ensuring a minimum in the accumulation of trauma that conditions like Badwater and multiple miles can invite. Lisa's feet are in an outstanding condition and she is so grateful to Denise for that.
Denise is a co-author of a book that is a great read for those of you who are interested in Death Valley Ultras and the crewing experience. After observing the crewing process for several days now, I can see up close and personal how Denise's book is not only very interesting - its very practical and full of information that will help keep runners and their crews safe and happy. Click here to read more about Denise's book Death Valley Ultras: The Complete Crewing Guide.