Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Stonington, CT. Celebrating victory over the British in this War of 1812 battle.
Results here. 17:58!! 11th overall out of 244. 2nd in my age group.
|Start of 2012 Battle of Stonington 5K|
I couldn't find Matthew at the start, until the race took off and I saw him - ahead of me! A bold start (see him extreme left front in photo above).
|End of lap 1: half-way mark at 9 flat|
Jeff Duda and I ran within footsteps of each other, just like 2011,
but a different outcome this year
|The teen age group winners got gazelled|
by someone 3 times their age!
17:58! Yes! 2nd fastest 5K in my life, and I've run a few 5Ks. What a feeling! Took home a bottle of wine for my efforts. Caught up with so many runners I knew afterwards, including a huge contingent from NRA. Congrats to fellow WTAC'ers Mike B and Mike C for PRs! Mike B went sub-19 for the 1st time ever and just 9 seconds from placing in a stacked race. Matthew and neighbor/friend Jonny Eckel finished in an identical and impressive 20:48, just 4 seconds off Matthew's recently minted PR.
|Apres-run celebration with WTAC running friends Mike B and Mike C|