Last year this race was SUPER hot...I mean...run in my sports bra only hot. Thankfully this year the organizers decided to move the start time up by an hour to beat the heat that today brought! Funny story....at the beginning of the race, just as the gun goes off and the runners start, we hear this awful scraping noise. Everyone turns and watches as a black truck runs into a parked car. Eeeek. However, as runners, we had a priority and it wasn't stopping to give a statement...we had a race to run. Not one of the 100 or so runners stopped. Sorry Mr. Policeman. I managed to maintain a level 5:30/km pace throughout the entire race, finishing with a personal best in my 5-mile distance.
There were a handful of TTP running this race (which was great considering it was 1.5 hours away from our home town). It is great to have friends running the same race and cheering for each other!
|It was the lady in the pink's birthday - her family |
threw streamers at her at the finish line!
As I was driving home, I literally stopped in the middle of the road to take the picture below...it's still far away but it's actually a line of Canadian geese swimming the river.
This is a great race...I'll continue to have it on my list with a relatively flat course along a scenic route! And it's even better when you run into blogger friends that you didn't know was going to be there...we actually lined up right beside each other at the start line! Janet is training for a marathon and you can check her out here...http://janetcetera.blogspot.ca/
|Instagram photo with Janet|
Now I wait patiently for the race photos to hit the website.
I hope you all have a great weekend!