This race was the second installment of this year's series. We arrived at 7:30AM to help RD Mike G in any way. It had snowed earlier in the morning, leaving a mix of snow and slush in 33 degree weather as we arrived at Scarborough.
|Team WTAC freezing before start|
Went out for a leisurely warm-up of the course with many of the usual WTAC suspects, including Muddy, Jonny, Seth, and Tom. The beach surface was fine, but the middle section of a 1-mile trail was snow covered and a little slick in spots, which would make for a little slower going here.
WTAC introverts Tom, Jeff, Jonny, and Justin:
we don't talk to or look at each other; we just all
stare at our watches
|Justin and Jonny out front while I am trying to desperately|
to hang with David Principe Sr
|I'm on far left battling Martin Tighe (middle) and tall guy (right)|
|Final strides before race finish|
Mile 3 and finish: Emerged through the ruins with David Principe and the tall guy in sight as I jumped the small stream onto the beach. At this point, I could see my WTAC teammates Tom and Jonny battling it out a little further ahead. I pushed it and caught up aside David Principe, and unfortunately he had another gear left in him, as he sped up to the finish and battled with the tall guy for 6th place.
Congrats to Justin for an awesome 2nd place finish at 18:27! Tom was 4th in 19:03, Jonny 5th in 19:04, and I ended up in 8th, 13 seconds behind Jonny in 19:17. Not thrilled overall with my finishing place, but that leaves room to work on for next time. Seth, Josh, Mark, and Matthew followed up in seemingly 1-minute intervals next, and the rest of the WTAC gang followed behind. Congrats also to Kelsey on overall female win, and to Matthew for age group winner.
Next race in 3 weeks at Belleville Pond 10K. More photos at WTAC web site.