Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tallahatchie River Run 5K

This morning our family traveled to New Albany for the Tallahatchie River Run 5K. Leah and Sam ran the 1/2 mile fun run, and then the rest of us ran the 5K.  This was my first 5K (or any race) to run "fast" in over a year.  Lynn agreed to watch Leah and Sam, and I just decided to see what I could do.  My first goal was to finish in under 30 minutes, and my second, non-published goal was to break 27 minutes.  I had never run this race before, and it was very hilly!  I am usually not one to complain about hills, but this race had lots of hills.  But, the last 1/2 mile to the finish line was downhill, and that was awesome!

I finished with a time of 26:52.  And I was pleased!

This race scores high school runners both within the total 5K runners and also as a separate group of 12-18 year old runners.  I think there were 4 or 5 school teams there, and the Spartan girls won first place in their division.  The top 10 boys and girls from the school runners, ages 12-18 each won top runner t-shirts.  Many Spartans won t-shirts, including Olivia, Julie, and Clay.

I didn't take many pictures, since I was running, and the ones I took were with my phone.

 Danielle and Julie
holding the Spartans Girls' trophy and their individual trophies too

Jimmy and Clay

Another fun Saturday morning!

1 comment:

  1. It has been forever since I have read any blogs. Now that summer is over I need to do some catching up here. Hope all is well.