There was a cold northerly wind whipping through Prince's Island Park last night which made it the ideal opportunity for the Bow Valley Harriers to kick off summer with their first 5k of the season. About 10-15 of us made it out and you could literally (Jeremy) have thrown a blanket over the field for the entire race. The first lap saw some former winners (Deere, Marsden) heading to the front as well as some newcomers (Titus). After the first lap a group of 4 had broken away slightly (Deere, Titus, Marsden, Penny) and at half way that had fragmented with Deere and Titus forging a lead. The finish was tight but in the end Deere held on, to make it a 100% record this season.
Negative split of the night was (for once) not taken by Jody Draude but by Ryan Twa who was virtually last on the first lap and stormed through to fourth.
The engineer amongst us mapped it out (and apparently took seismic data too):
Turns out we were right all along and the course is slightly long (by about 40 m) which means we can all take a minute (at least) off our times!
Unofficial results of the top five are as follows:
1. Jeremy Deere 16.25
2. Morgan Titus 16.26
3. Duncan Marsden 16.29
4. Ryan Twa 16.34
5. Blaine Penny 16.39
Official results will be posted as soon as I have everyone's time!
See you next month everybody.