RwG “power outage” chip timing malfunction? UNacceptable!
ha. k, so… other than feeling mildly jipped on the official time they did give me, i’m really not upset. i wonder how many runners are. G&T says,
The timing company had a major issue losing power at 49:49 and not restoring it until 1:13:47 into the race. Fortunately, we did have a video at the finish which will allow them to reconstruct some of the results for those whose bib #’s were visible.
When i looked up at the end it was 0:50:57. But maybe that last two feet over the line took me longer than i thought it did. Oh & uh.. the chick who came in right before me certainly did not appear to be only 13 (as the race results indicate). Anyhow, so yeah, i did what has become my traditional Thanksgiving Day race this year and as usual, it felt great! The official log shows me coming in at 0:51:06, with an average of 0:08:15 min/mile. Placing 308 out of 912 runners. &Entire listing for age class/gender results is MIA.
Last year looked like this: → i placed 16 out of 54 for my age class + 415 out of 934 runners. Finish time → 0:53:16 + pace of → 8:36 per mile.
2008 (the first yr i ran it): → i placed 24 out of 47 for my age class + 572 out of 886 runners. Finish time → 0:57:51 + pace of → 09:19 per mile.
i’m gonna say it’s age making me better. It is the only rational thing i can think of. Prior to this race, i can’t remember the last time i’ve run over 6 miles steady. It’s been literally months. Tattoo sessions + daylight savings kinda tripped me up. Although, since daylight savings hit, i’ve found a new appreciation for intervals. i think i have a general goal for next year: i’d REALLY like to get under 50 minutes. The top girl in my age group came in at 41:21 (6:40 per mile) & the overall lady came in 35:01 (5:39 per mile).