Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The past 2 weeks have been busy ones both for the Manasota track club and myself. There have been two local 5K races-Jingle and Jog and the Sandy Claws that saw about 800 total runners participate. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate for the Jingle race as we ran in a torrential,steady rain. Spirits remained high and everyone shared coffee and hot chocolate at the end. I finished in 3rd place for my age group and missed a 2nd place finish by 2/100's of a second! sandy claws was run in perfect conditions on the beach at Siesta. The race was chip timed with awards going 6 deep. Yours truely took a 5th place age group medal which felt great considering this was my 1st 5k on sand. Keep checking for local race information on our web site as this area has alot to offer.Races coming up include the Ringling Bridge run and the 5 mile Snead Island run.