By the time anyone reads this, I will have already run the race so this will all be wrong and pointless, but….
I went by to get my packet for the 5k tomorrow morning and asked how many people signed up. They said “93 …. for all 3 events”, meaning the 5k, duathlon and 1k kids run. My age group has six people, so hopefully I can get top five there. But I looked up last year’s results and the overall winner was 15:50 with a few 17s and 18s after that. Out of 44 runners something like 15% were under 18:30. Gotta be one of the faster races around, percentage wise.
I still don’t know the course route, but I tried to devine it from various tidbits, and from what I can tell there is a 200 foot incline over the last half mile. I hope that’s not right. Whatever. I’m just using it as training. I’ll probably try to get there early and run 5 miles or so, race the 5k, then run some more after, treating it as part of a long run type workout.
Curious to see how it turns out.