I did it! 10th place overall, a stellar new PB of 1:28:44 and a lot of fun! 😀
Actually, it was -10, snowing, and snow covered… So less fun than I envisioned when I signed up, but it all turned out well! My last kilometre was my slowest because the bridges and turns to get to the homestretch were so icy! Blegh!
Anyways, more exciting news coming right up! Just had to get this post out first! 😀
Strava link! Lots of new records.
Every fall Calgary Road Runners puts on a 3 x 4km cross-country relay in Confederation Park, which is actually more like 3 x 3.3km, but usually super fun! This was my first year competing in it but lots of friends have done it in the past. Basically CRR puts on a bunch of XC races all winter long, but starts it off (well, ok, 2nd race of the year) with this relay. Each only costs $7-10, usually you can sign up the day of, you bring a dessert (like everyone else) and some people bring soup, and you run and eat. Fun!
This year I ran with friends Aleks and Jordan, both pretty fast guys! Jordan had just ran the Victoria Marathon the week before, Aleks has been taking some time off after a concussion last year, and I just ran Grizzly last week too. Despite this, we hoped to place! We ended up 4th. 🙁 haha. Oh well, super super fun, and the desserts were awesome as usual. People praised the soup too, I’m just not a soup fan, so I didn’t have any! 🙂
Our team ran a total of 38:37 and my leg was 12:32! My UCTC friends came in 2nd and all of them beat me, upsettingly.. hah.. but not by much, and it was really hard pushing myself with no one in front or behind that I could see for basically the entire leg.
Just went to look for pictures on CRR’s site and I couldn’t find any of me. Alas! Well, here’s my Strava of the race. That’ll have to do ’til I find some pictures. 🙂