(That's way too much of a mouthful for me, so I'm going with "Avondale 5K")
Sunday, November 11, 2012
17:39; 5:42 pace. 3rd place out of 72; 1st in age group. Results here.
This is a new race put on by one of my favorite local non-profits, the Westerly Land Trust. They have so many great trails in Westerly, most of which I've only recently explored over the past year. Several are within easy running distance from my home, most notably Champlin Glacier Park, so I am very pleased to help support this event and their cause.
I ran the full course as a warm-up with Jonny. I was still tight from my week of trail clearing activities, but feeling I could work through it. We also used our GPS watch measurements to help SNERRO set where the starting line should be. Not a certified course, certainly, but we'd do our best to get it reasonably accurate with tangents to 3.11 miles/5.00 kilometers.
|WTAC singlet-clad Tom, Jeff, and Jonny at start|
|My recent position the past couple of 5Ks:|
Me (background) following Jonny (foreground) in to the finish
|Team WTAC; some of us sporting our singlets and age-group awards.|
I love the camaraderie and am looking forward to WTAC entering
true team competition races next month.