The event is the first one put off by a new running group within the community and I was very pleased with the organization, communication and the entire event actually. The community got involved with prize donations, there was a DJ and although it was only +2 degrees Celsius, everyone seemed happy to run.
There were a couple of different options in the race. Hardcore (5.8km) or Insanity (11.6km) and there was also a kids race. I love it when kids have the opportunity to race too and it's just so darn cute!
I'm a competitive person by nature so one of my tricks when racing is to start out at a pace I can maintain throughout the race and then to pick people as I go along to speed up and pass. For instance, if there is someone not that far ahead of me; I will speed up until I pass them, go back to my normal pace until I see someone else and do the same thing and so on. It's just something I do and have always done.
The 5.8km hardcore option took me 35 minutes to complete. A 5km run generally takes me between 18 & 20 minutes so with all the hills added in here that's not too bad. The air was crisp but it didn't take long to warm up and before I knew it; I was thinking what a perfect temperature it was to run in. Being that it was in the trails, the birds were chirping and it was so peaceful that at one point I swear the birds were cheering us on...lol
I'm happy to have taken part in this event, even more pleased that we have a group within the community organizing races again and I certainly look forward to the next.
**I know my hat is too big; but it was cold**
What did you do this weekend? Anyone else take part in a race?
Until next time,