>> Thursday, July 16, 2009
The “official” results are in. Well, as official as a “non-chip timed event where jumping up on a curb is the finish line” can get. Ha! Here’s what Curt from Gear West put up on their website:
The July 14th Splash and Dash was held last night in windy but dry conditions. After having to cancel the 1st Splash and Dash event in June due to severe weather, we were afraid the second one might need to be called as well since thunderstorms were in the forecast. But luckily the weather cleared up and a hearty 7 showed up for the 7pm start time. Jason Midgarden, who came out of the water first on lap one, took a wrong turn on the run, allowing "Steve in a Speedo" Stenzel to coast in first in round 1. Suzie Finger was the first woman across the line. Round 2 was much closer with Jason coming out of the water first, but running on course helped his placing significantly, coming in just ahead of Steve, who was closing fast on the run. (Steve ran a 5:43 second mile). Steve also happens to be a frequent blogger and wrote up a nice race report (link below).
Thanks to all for coming out and we hope to see you August 11th.
That’s a PERFECT wrap-up of the night! Thanks Curt! (And thanks for the link, too!) It was accompanied by this chart:
Curt also took a little video out there, and he said he’d let me know when it’s up on YouTube so I can see it and post it here. I hope Jason comes to the one in August so we can have a great, head-to-head race! (With no wrong turns.) That’d be a BLAST!! I LOVE friendly competition!
p.s. Swimming at Lake Nokomis tonight around 6:30 if anyone is interested!