Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Chocolate 10 mile/16K

Off the top I must say that this is a class event. I came down Saturday to pick up my kit with my wife and ended up staying for lunch with friends and watching a fashion show/ comedy show, show casting women's running and exercise clothing. It was very entertaining.
Race day was cool with a stiff breeze off the lake. I met up with some of my old Guy`s and we lined up for the start. We knew that the winner of the 60+ would come from our group and although we all joked about our various disabilities ( according to us we should be in the wheel chair division) we all had our RACE faces on. When the Gun went off we all took off like Mad Men. We ran the first K in 3:48 still in a bunch. Shortly after that my legs turned to MUSH and not surprising we all ground to a halt. We had 15K to go. The winner was determined by. One; who could stand the PAIN best. Two; who recovered the fastest. Three; who had to walk the shortest.
I finished in 1:38 for fifth place the winner 1:35. We were all 5 to 10 minutes off our PBs. We had an average of about 50yrs running experience. It just shows that anybody can make a novice mistake!

1 comment:

  1. Happens to the best of us. Nice job in the rest and next year they will have the wheelchair division, LOL.