There were two major marathons this weekend - Chicago and Victoria. And we had BVH representation in both. Don King and Jody Draude were in Chicago and Darcy Bell was in Victoria. And I'm pleased to report that consistency was our key as all three finished with times of either 2:37 or 2:38.
Arguably the best performance of the day was Jody's. He watched Don fly out of the blocks and ease through half way in 74 minutes while he took a much more cautious 79 first half approach. At that time, as temperatures soared, Jody gradually picked up the pace and carried out an amazing negative split, catching Don in the last mile and beating him by 12 seconds. Jody was 4th overall masters athlete and Don was 6th. Great running.
Darcy went with the "cheaper version of Boston", heading West to the island. A 76 first half saw Darcy cruise home in 2:38. Slightly slower than he was expecting but a very decent run regardless.
Good running out there guys!!
Don't forget relay weekend next weekend - Ekiden on Saturday and Confederation Park on Sunday...