>> Thursday, October 09, 2014
500 people signed up to do the 10K, 5K, and 10 Mile within 24 hours of each other last weekend. Four hundred eleven ran in the 10K and 5K, and 391 of those also ran the 10 Mile the next morning.
And I came out on top:
Ha! Yes Don. (And that confirms everything I wrote in my 10K race report.)
"USATF Certification correct. Should follow the red line. Runners went the blue path."
We were led that way by the lead biker, and that made the course 0.14 short.
Last year was the first year of the "Loony Challenge," and Thomas (the winner who I interviewed) finished in 1:59:16:
Here's some more notes on the rest of our "Loony" gang:
I had a 2:37 lead after the 10K and 5K, and that grew to 7:16 lead after the 10 Mile. As Thomas mentioned, you can make up the most time in the 10 Mile.
Matt finished 9th in his age group, and 80th overall (with times of 50:56, 28:07, and 1:22:10 for a total of 2:41:13).
In the ULTRA Loony, there were about 100 runners, and 84 finished the 10K, 5K, and Marathon. Don was only 1 of 2 to break 4 hours, finishing on top with times of 38:29, 19:11, and 2:56:16 for a total of 3:53:56.
Pharmie was 8th in her age group in the ULTRA with times of 1:02:18, 31:14, and 4:56:16 for a total of 6:29:48.
The big surprise of the weekend was how well Angela did in the ULTRA Loony! (Not that we didn't expect her to do well.) She was 25th overall at the end of the first day of races (49:53 10K and 27:45 5K), and after a 3:58:02 marathon, I told her she'd probably move up a few spots to around 21st overall. And that's where she ended up! (With a 5:15:40 total time.) She was FIRST in her age group, too!
We'll see if any of us try to tackle this race again next year. It was really a boatload of fun! (Even more fun that I won...)
p.s. If you missed it,here's my 10K and 5K race report, and here's my 10 Mile race report.