I signed up because the race was in my home town of Bridgewater. Turns out the race is on the Run Nova Scotia series which means a lot of fast runners came out. It also meant that I knew a few other runners.
|Mandi and her son Malcolm...it was his first|
5k and he only stopped once.
|Wendy...she worked hard and got under 29 minutes.|
|This is Roy...I follow him on Instagram at @Roybanks1960.|
I finally met him in person.
|John & Jillian (also Jill's hometown)|
The lady taking our picture said "Say....sex" Only in Bridgewater
The course was on the old railway trail in Bridgewater. It crosses the LaHave river and it was stunning.
|Photo taken off the internet...but this is the bridge we ran over.|
The initial start went down a sharp driveway and as I ran it, I could tell that we were in a slight decline as my pace was averaging around 5:05/km. I was taking all I could as I knew the return would be the slight incline...slowing my pace. I tried to keep Wendy going for the first half as I knew she wanted to get under 30 minutes...at the turn around, I pushed forward. Because the run was on the trail, passing was difficult. It was like a triathlon, I didn't want to pull out and pass until I was sure I could get by. That last 1.5k was all uphill (as slight as it was)...it was hard and my pace actually slowed a full minute! I passed a gal with about 100m to go, and then she decided to try and sprint past me up the steep driveway finish. Nope...not gonna happen! I finished in 27.19...placing 69th overall, and 7th in my age class. I'll take that!