Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rubber Ducky half results

Wow that was tougher than I thought. The race went pretty well. It's a nice loop around Burnaby lake (2 loops actually) on soft trail. I don't run on trail too often so this was a nice change, but also a challenging change. There were very few flat straight-aways.  I was always turning left or right, and going up or down. There was no extreme hills. The biggest climb was up about 7 steps to go over the dam.

It was a fun run, and my finisher medal is in the shape of a duck, which is cute and unique.

I also stopped by the Wildlife Rescue booth to chat with the volunteers and get some info. I signed up to volunteer, but we'll see because there is apparently a wait list to volunteer. I really hope I don't have to wait. I've always wanted to volunteer, but have hummed and hawed over what type of volunteer work I should do, and for whom. When I read about Wildlife Rescue there wasn't any doubt that this is what I wanted to do.

So here are my official results.

Final place: 83/230
Place in gender: 28/130
Place in div. (F 40-49. This is a new age division for me! Very exciting.): 7/43
Chip time: 1:57:47
k/pace: 5:35

Woohoo! I'm pretty happy with those results even though it's not even near my p.b. for the season. This run was tough for me!

4 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Go you!

Captain Karen said...

Congratulations! Those are great results. No picture of the cute duck-shaped medal though??? ;) Great job, SP!

I was talking with my aunt the other day and she asked me how my knees were doing. There was some discussion about the potential for possibly, someday, perhaps maybe starting to think about beginning to consider training for another go at a 1/2 walking marathon again. We shall see.

red jane said...

So excited for you- what a great race! You've inspired me (yet again) to start training so I signed up for the Fall Classic 5 k, although I"m training for the 10 k; I can change my mind and bump it up on the day ;) And yes, a pic of the medal would be swell!

sp said...

A picture is coming soon. I couldn't find my medal, but it turned up. I've got a photo I just need to load it.

Go red jane! I'm hoping to be there for it.