I am training for a marathon and had an 8 mile run to do, so I got up at 5:30a.m. that morning and ran 5.19 of it since I knew the other 3.1 would be at the race. At 6:30a.m. I was home made a quad batch of waffles for everyone, showered and dressed for the race. My friend Stephany came over around 7:45 and we left. We arrived at West Branch plenty early and they were so organized that packets were made up and ready to hand out. We each got a shirt, even Stephany who registered that day. The boys each received a water bottle that they were thrilled about and Scott uses his every day. The day started out with the 5k/10K race. I did okay, not my best time see here for 5K results. I felt like Stephany did great then as a result she placed 3rd in her age group of 20-29. I placed 4th in my age group so at first I was a little bummed out until I realized that 3rd place was 3 whole minutes ahead of me, AND she probably didn't run 5 miles that morning. I was just glad to finish. I was a very hilly course near the end.
Brenden rocked the races and placed 1st in his age group, see that here for 1 mile results. He was running super fast.
Then Scott pulled out a super great kid's race and placed 1st in the 1K kids run. Here is a link for a video about the races: Video. They did spell Brenden's name wrong, however they didn't spell it wrong for the picture. I just wish either Scott or Brenden were in the picture. I think the newpaper man was bummed out that none of us were from West Branch.
Here are some pictures from the day:
|Before the race. Scott and Brenden with me. It was bright|
|Stephany and I before the race.|
|All our feet with timing chips on. A traditional picture.|
|Lots and Lots and LOTS of prizes for every 5 and 10K racer.|
I won an all day pass to the University Rec Center (which is
brand new and super nice) see link to see how awesome
|Brenden right before the 1 mile race. |
Check out the girls on both sides of him
checking him out. Too funny.
|Scott about to race his 1K kids race. He was taller than|
almost everyone and there were other 10 year olds.
|Scott blew out his shoes at the race. |
He got a new pair that day.
|Scott won first place in the 1K kids race!|
|Brenden won 1st place in the 1 mile race. |
He is proudly showing off his Running
Wild Gift certificate.