Saturday, May 12, 2012

Right Moves for Youth Twilight 5k

May 11, 2012 7:00 PM
Charlotte, NC

Time Pace Division Division
Bib #
Michael 21:12 6:49 M1-14 6/75 103/626 118/1197 1033

Written by Owen:

This was the second race of the Run For Your Life's Grand Prix Series. We missed the first one while we were in California for the Big Sur Marathon.  It is a series of 5k's, which finish with a 10k and then a 15k.  They assign points based on how you do each race, and at the end of the year award some pretty cool prizes.  We decided to let Michael run each race to see how he does.  They let you throw out your two lowest scores for the year, which is a good thing because we will also be missing the race on July 4th so we can run Peachtree again.

The race was in uptown Charlotte, and I hate parking there, so we drove to a park and ride, then rode the train into Uptown.

Michael on the train

Putting the timing chip on his shoe

Michael waits at the starting line

Michael's near the front, but you can't see him
 The start and finish is at the same place so we found a good spot where we could see Michael start and finish.  After we watched the start, I ran to the half-way point and got to shoot some good video of Michael during the run (see below.)  Then I ran back to the start/finish and saw everyone finish.  I felt like I had run a 5k.

Michael just before the finish line.  Neither foot is even close to the ground.
Here's the video I shot on my phone:

Michael wore my watch, here's his data:

1 comment:

  1. look at that speed and he was still 6th??? crazy!! congrats to Michael either way on a great race :)