It's a 10.8K race. You start downhill and then it's pretty much uphill for most of the race, with a really long hill around half way. There's a sharp downhill just before the straight away to the finish. I really don't know how to run down that hill any other way then to just fly, so that's what I did....at times it felt like my feet weren't even hitting the ground. Scary and fun all at the same time. Probably not the best technique but hey it's fun
I finished in 55:13 which is about 2 minutes faster than last year. I just ran this race, set my watch and went. Didn't look at it again until I crossed the finish line. I had run a 14 mile long run the day before, so didn't really have any expectations. Just tried to hold a steady pace and to "run" the whole thing (which I did).
55:33 (55:13 chip)
As you can see I placed 2nd in my age group. I didn't stick around for the awards though. My friend Sandra finished in front of me and she checked the results and hadn't placed so I assumed I didn't either. As this is a smaller race, I assumed 10 year age groups not the 5 that they had, so we were actually in different categories (I'm the older one). In addition meeting up with Sandra and Rob, I had a chance to hook up before the race with some Dailymilers (Sarah, Maggie and Cameron) which is always fun.
This concludes my racing year. Next up is Run4RKids a 6 hour indoor track event on January 4! What was I thinking on this one? Not sure. I registered spontaneously last month when my brain perhaps wasn't that clear...but we'll see! Could be fun right? So with this race on the 4th it will be an early start to my 2014 year! Lots of new things happening in my running this coming year so why not start early!