Sunday, January 24, 2010
Turns out nobody was lying to us.
Don't they hold races on flat courses anymore?
Bad enough the weathermen were all wrong. It WASN'T warm, though we were able to get away with shorts. But apparently when you run on isolated back roads of New Hampshire, surrounded by snow-covered trees, fields, and meadows, the temperature tends to reflect the landscape. Brrr!
In the end, Tommy didn't need to protest Barry's designation as a Clydesdale runner, because apparently there are some Clydesdales who are pretty damn fast and took all of us out of the running for any hardware (which in this case was maple syrup).
Fun race, well organized, nice post-race event, great tee-shirt. But I'm still not convinced we'll be making a return trip in 2011.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Here's Andrew, taking 24th place out of 400, third in his age group in the 5K, with a time of 21:14
Scott kicked ass for the 10K stretch, coming in 15th out of 404, at 39:46, second in his age group:
By the second loop, though, one of them had inexplicably disappeared. Here's four of them coming in to the finish. (You figure out which one was missing.)
So where did that fifth runner disappear to? Here's a clue: take a look at this runner, Tom Hildreth. Note his number, 376, as supported by the race results:
84 TOM HILDRETH 60 M 376 25:35.31 25:44.69 8:19
So then how did John manage to get captured on film a short time later sporting the same number?!?
Put this one down as the first running scandal of the New Year. And John, thanks for the fodder. We'll get a ton of mileage out of this one...........