NOVA Sparkers Runway 5/10K Manassas VA
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Today 5 of us NOVA Sparkers met at Manassas Regional Airport for a Runway 5K. The race went around the runway and the finish line ended by some airplanes parked. It was a completely flat course which made it really nice. It was also gorgeous weather. I am the slow one of our group, but even I beat all my prior pace times :-)
I started off trying to jog more and stay with Tiffany, but I stopped to walk while she kept on. Along the way, I met up with another lady who seemed to be struggling. She told me it was her 1st 5K and she did it because the rest of her family did it last year and she had promised them she would do it with them this year. I stayed with her, and we alternated walking with jogging, but more walking. Once we got about a quarter mile from the finish I asked her if she could jog to the finish and she said she'd try. She made it all the way and the look on her face was priceless! She thanked me multiple times. As I came to the finish I saw my sparker friends waving to me.
Now I'm looking at another local race June 10th that Tiffany is doing. It's really nice having spark friends to do things with and one of these days I'll be able to keep up with them
Here we were before the start:
This is the first 5K I've ever done that gave out medals at the finish. That was nice!
Looking forward to another one with you all soon!