Saturday, November 30, 2013
I'm not a fast runner yet I've somehow managed to "win" several goodies in three recent club races - all different clubs, none of which I am a member of.
First, it was the "just for sticking around late enough" pie at a $10 HM:
Then, a week later, I did an 8K at a winery with a few friends and we won the 1st place award for Masters Team (over 40 yo). We were the only such team :-P Nonetheless, we all got bottles of wine! My first 1st-place running award (of any kind ever)! I did say I'm not a fast runner, right?
Finally, determined to get my family out for exercise on Thanksgiving morning, I found another neighboring club offering a free 5K. I received a bottle of wine for the "visiting from another club" award. (They gave out other silly awards including such things as "least dressed" and "best beard".) Club races are awesome - but free? Wow!
Combined registration fees for these three races (HM, 8K, 5K): $40
Did my own club's Turkey Burnoff 10M today. Pretty good turnout of 600 runners for a no-award race (have I been spoiled?) with a starting temp of 28F! But plenty of food and good cheer.