This year I had decided to volunteer at these races, and not run them at all. So, after volunteering for the first 3, I am not quite sure how I found myself running in race number 4. I think I got caught up in the build up that promised some people running in costumes.
I didn’t go with a costume as such; I decided to wear one of my Sport Kilts. I don’t usually run in these because they are a little on the heavy side particularly when wet, and although it wasn’t raining, it was hot and humid.
The race went about as well as I expected (i.e. it was hard and felt slow), but my time was in line with what I had done last year so I can’t complain. I’m still not sure whether I just don’t like cross country, or if it’s just that I don’t like this course (I’m going to go with not liking cross country though).
For me I think these races will be all about the kids. I usually end up leading out the kids as the “rabbit” and some of those kids are fast – the first week one girl ran around a 6:30 mile – and I also get to run with my own kids too.