Sunday, July 31, 2011

Friends of the W&OD 10k

July 30, 2011 6:30 PM
Vienna, VA
Time Pace Division Division
Bib #
Owen 48:55 7:53 M30-39 17/50 56/163 75/325 194
Malissa 1:17:45 12:32 F20-29 48/53 138/162 293/325 192
Michael 47:44 7:42 M1-19 3/11 42/163 60/325 193
Torre 1:17:45 12:32 M40-49 39/40 156/163 294/325 268

Written by Owen

We travelled to Virginia to spend time with Grandma and Gramps, and also to run in a 10k.
The week leading up to the race had been very, very hot.  This race was scheduled at night (why do they do that?).  There was some relief so it wasn't as bad as expected but the heat index was still in the 90's.

Malissa ran with Torre the whole distance.  I tried to keep up with Michael, but couldn't.

Michael's age group was up through 19 year olds (they don't expect kids to run that far). He still took third place (barely missing out on 2nd) with a time of 47:44. 6.2 miles at an average pace of 7:42. I am so proud of him. My time was 48:55. 

At the award ceremony, when they announced his name and he walked up to the table to collect his award, there was a collective gasp from the croud that made me SO PROUD. Everyone was shocked by how little he was with such a great time.
Michael accepting his award.
More pictures of this event

Written by Malissa

Torre was nice enough to run with me during the race. I don't normally run with anyone so it was nice to have him there to pace me and talk to. It was a really hard run for me do to the heat and because I normally run in the mornings. I don't think I would have done as good as I did if he wasn't there to encourage me. We came in at a time of 1:17:45. 

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