They need a better marketing person. Very small attendance at an otherwise good event!
40 km bike race, 9AM: 3rd place overall, 2nd place woman - out of 5 total riders, 2 of which flatted. And 1st female 50-54, of course. Average speed only 16.2 mph, mainly because I rode with a 70-year-old the first half to keep her company (she was going to withdraw from the race because she felt 'out of her league', but we all insisted that she do it) and the second half it rained hard. Yes, I brought home a cycling medal in my first real bike race! So I hit my Goal #2. And Goal #3!
5 km running race. 1PM: 1st place woman, out of 1 female entrants. (Well, there was a 70-year-old female entrant who didn't show up for the start). And 1st female 50-54, of course. Smallest official race field that I've ever done! About 6 runners total (with me finishing DFL behind all the guys). I was skeptical about the course distance (2 laps around the Salisbury University campus) but I checked it against the satellite maps (forgot my Garmin at home, oh no!) and got a distance of 3.09 miles. Close enough. Time 29:19 on course, which would make it my 2nd fastest 5k ever! (Hello to Peter who ran today and learned about the event on my blog!). I got a 1st place medal! Felt good at the finish, though I ran hard, and so I hit goals #2, #3, and #4.
Had a great day, did NOT race like a dipsh!t, kept the rubber side down and feel like I can run a reasonable (I said reasonable, not necessarily fast - my butt muscles were cramping!) ten miler at Cherry Pit tomorrow.
Hope you're all having a great weekend!