Friday, November 27, 2015

2015 Drumstick Dash

2015
Drumstick Dash

History
The Drumstick Dash 5k
2009-time: 23:11 (chip) 23:43 (gun), pace: 7:38/M, Place 316/2368 overall, 24/117 in my age group, 258/1215 among men.
2010-time: 19:21 (chip) 19:23 (gun), pace: 6:15/M, Place 59/3404 overall, 4/171 in my age group, 56/1683 among men
2011-time: 19:47 (chip) 19:49 (gun), pace: 6:22/M, Place 97/3763 overall, 4/187 in my age group, 92/1877among men.  
2012-time: 19:27 (chip) 19:27 (gun), pace: 6:50/M, Place 151/3743 overall, 5/171 in my age group, 132/1928 [Course too short for inclusion in 5k stats, pace above based on Garmin w 2.85 mi]
2013-time: 21:32 (chip) 21:32 (gun), pace: 6:56/M, Place 123/3763 overall, 5/163 in my age group, 111/500+ among men.  


Results
 2015-time: 21:16 (chip) 21:17 (gun), pace: 6:44/M, Place 141/3046 overall, 5/113 in my age group, 120/500+ among men.
 Garmin Data: HERE  

The Event
I hadn't ran 3 consecutive sub 7 miles in months so I was quite literally shocked to meet my minimum 5k standard. 
 

2015 Star City Half Marathon

2015
Star City Half Marathon

History
2012- time 1:40:41, Pace 7:41/M, Place 56/573 overall, 2/39 in my age group, 44/253 among men
2014- time: 1:35:59.9 (chip), Pace 7:19/M, Place 33/480 overall, 2/26 in my age group, 30/202 among men


Results
2015- time 1:40:54, Pace 7:42/M, Place 47/533 overall, 6/37 in my age group, 42/245 among men
 Garmin Data: HERE

 
The Event
Happy to have held a sub 8 pace on every mile except the one with the bulk of the climb up Avenham where I dropped into the low 8's. Some years, like in 2012, a 1h41m can get a podium spot, but its not typical. I missed 3rd place by several minutes. My priority for this race was the Roanoke Triple Crown, so I'm just happy to have finished

Roanoke Triple Crown
The Roanoke Triple Crown Award!
  

Monday, November 2, 2015

2015 Race 13.1 Charleston

2015
Race 13.1 Charleston

 Race 13.1 Charleston
2015- time 1:42:21 (chip), Pace 7:48/M, Place 27/418 overall, 3/16 in my age group, 19/137 among men

***Results updated after the Awards ceremony**
I was given the 2nd place Age Group award, but actually came in 3rd. It could have been a chip reading malfunction or missing information on his race registration.
In an effort to explore the country a little bit more I have a half hearted goal of doing one athletic event in every state of the union. In order to justify this sort of travel expense I'm focusing on races that offer the best pre and post race environments with which to relax, entertain, educate and enlighten ones self. Race 13.1 Charleston seemed ideal for a South Carolina visit for the historical significance of also being able to stay at the Inn at Middleton Place and visit the Middleton Gardens.