Saturday, April 22, 2006

Oxford Day 10K

I ran this wonderful 10K today and got a PR (1:03:17) and (if you ever saw me RUN this would amaze you) got 3RD place women 40-49, and would have gotten 1st place Lady Clydesdale (except they only gave awards in one category, so I took the age group).

Race report? Maybe not. Then I would probably be forced to admit there were only something like 77 runners in the whole entire race, and I finished 65th. I'll probably never know if I actually beat anyone in my AG because this RD often doesn't post results online, so he probably won't burst my happy bubble.

Intermittent thunderstorms had been forecast, which kept down the number of runners, but fortunately we had no rain at all until the end of the awards ceremony. What a fun event!

Fantastic check-in site on the waterfront bar of Schooner's Landing, on the banks of the Tred Avon river:



Jude (sporting the Cambridge Multi-Sport colors!) and David:

David and me (we talked about doing some open water swim practices on the nice beach behind us. Hmm.... don't know if that's permitted, but it sure looks nice):

The start along the Tred Avon River (it's a new course, starting and finishing on the waterfront, which I loved). The oldest continuously operating ferry in the United States is in the distance. That's how flat the whole course was.

The cute awards! 2nd and 3rd in age groups (like ME!) received nice medallions. Jude finished 3rd Clydesdale!


16 comments:

jeanne said...

great job nancy! congrats!

Julia said...

WoW a PR! That's great! Nice picture of you too.

Habeela said...

AWESOME! It's gonna be an amazing season for you!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Congrats Nancy. Love the pictures and by the way, you look great!

Ellie said...

Sweet!!

Geek Girl said...

Well done! It doesn't matter how many people were there...You showed up and you ran!

bunnygirl said...

Sounds like a nice little race. Good job! And thanks for the pics!

Bolder said...

that's a PR on a good time!

doesn't matter who was in the race, a podium finish and a PR.

BOOYAH!

bari said...

Great job, Nancy! And who cares how many people were there? You were and that's what counts! Congratulations on the PR and the hardware.

jessie_tri_mn said...

A big shout out to the PR and podium finish!

You're improvements lately are really fun to watch! Keep it up :)

walkergirl said...

GREAT job Nancy!!!

It looks like a great day. DH and I walked the 10km MS walk this morning. It was fun but COLD!!!

Lynne said...

Nice Job! Great time, you've got to be proud!!

Steph said...

congrats on your PR!!!!!

Flatman said...

Nice job, Nancy!

*jeanne* said...

Those ARE really cute awards! And you look terrific!

Congratulations!!!

:-)

Chris said...

Take the hardware and don't look back! Congrats on your PR! :)