Sunday, June 20, 2010

K100 Provisional Report

I wanted to do a race report of yesterday's race but there was simply too much to say in the time available and so we will have to settle for a provisional report with more detail soon.

Yesterday was the K100 relay race. A 100 mile relay race through the mountains with 10 runners. We started at 8am in Longview and finished at 5.20pm in Nakiska. These races are normally over by leg 4 but the Centaur Subaru Bow Valley Harriers had a royal battle with the Running Room for second place throughout the entire day. We were never much more than 5 minutes apart for any period of the 100 miles and in the end we held them off (for second place overall) by a nail-biting three minutes. I never knew a 10 hour event could be so exciting!

I'll give a write-up for every leg later but I just wanted to say a massive WELL DONE to everyone. Every single runner ran better than anticipated and it was only the fact everyone left everything out there on the course which got us the second place overall. Before the race one of our runners told me he thought he was in a group of guys he wasn't good enough to run with. He then went on to finish 6th fastest on his leg, a few seconds off 3rd fastest. That's what I'm talking about.

Special kudos go to Aaron, Nick, Blaine and Jeremy who were fantastic supporters throughout the day and in particualr Jeremy who drove his own car throughout the event. Yours truly had the sponsored vehicle (see right).

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