Every time I am driving to Liverpool I pass a sign that says:
|It's such a thing...I swear|
As 9am neared, I could tell the sun was warming up and I opted out of wearing my light jacket....good decision it turns out!
In our race kits, I found this little package of gummies...yes it says for children...but I took them both anyways.
|They didn't taste the greatest but|
maybe it was the little boost I needed
At this point we have to climb back up the hill that we came down at 2.5km...and also the point that I walked for about 30 seconds. As I walked, 2 women passed me that I had been ahead of all race...and that is when I said to myself "Oh hell no"...sorry ladies. I picked it up and passed them again shortly after...running a 5:12 and 5:14 the last 2 kilometers. I finished in 54.51 (I stopped my watch at 10k exactly) with a personal best and a 3rd place finish in my age category!
|Crossing the finish line|
|Noel Paine (blogger and runner) and Steve Burns (race director)|
- This year, the race director added Tim Chestnut to the venue for taking pictures...and I have to say it was an added perk. As a blogger, I love having pictures I can post to enhance my blog!!
- Plenty of water stops (at least along the 10km route)
- Excellent after race refuel (apples, bananas, chocolate milk, water, apple sauce, yogurt, granola bars, cheese/crackers)
- Great sponsorship and community support
- A medal and a tank...usually smaller races only have one or the other
- There isn't really any fan support along the route so mentally it's all up to you.
- The reception gets a bit long with give-aways but I think the director is looking at changing that for future races.
- The roads aren't closed so you need to be weary of crossing the road at the start and finish (not really a con...but definitely something to be aware of)