3 Bugeys and a Wagon

3 Bugeys and a Wagon
11/13/2010 - 5k Stomp Out Hunger: Immaculata Collge

Sunday, January 23, 2011

22nd Annual Road to the Super Bowl - 5k race in Wilmington, DE

Well, we had another race in Wilmington today that Niki and Jessica registered for, but could not attend.  Niki let me know that there were two spots available, and asked if I could take the two spots.  Of course, I asked Mr. Felix, but he was not able to make it.  The next course of action was to ask my DMBF Melissa if she wanted to participate in the run, since it was local to her in Wilmington (DMBFF stands for Daily Mile Best Friend).  Melissa was on-call, but was able to make the race.  Once the race started, anyone in Wilmington with a major foot issue was going to have to wait until she ran her 5k.

Kelly's Logan House:  Registration and post race activities:

Me and Melissa

Races2run.com seems to start their races not with a gun, but with a freaking cannon.  Always scares the bejesus out of me. 

There were about 200 people participating in the race.
And we are off:

Most of the route used for this race was the same as the 10 miler last weekend

I don't know why, but for some reason, I like having the entire road open to run on.  Just spaces things out a little better for everyone

The leader:

The Brandywine

The final stretch, downhill for once

Bananas, pretezels, and pizza.  Also got a free beer with your race bib.

Turned out to be an outstanding time.  I have found that I really enjoy these races down in Wilmington.  They are well organized, the routes are well marked, and they are inexpensive.  Lots of races in Wilmington coming up around March and April.  (including another 5k here at Kelly Logan's House, and of course the Cesar Rodney Half Marathon).  Also, I now have a local Wilmington running buddy in my new friend Melissa. 

This will probably be it for January races.  I will have the Struble Trail run next Saturday, but that is not a race.  Coming up in February are a few more runs in West Chester, Downingtown, Ridley Creek State Park. 

What a great way to start off the New Year:
- 5 races
- 4 runs with the Downingtown Running Club
- my first 10 miler
- made a new running buddy
- (this is an estimate) but I probably made Chris Felix spend between 30-45 minutes of his life standing in cold weather, waiting for me to finish races.  This is what I am most proud of so far,

1 comment:

  1. Yes....minutes of my life that I will never get back.