RVRR Summer Series

Last year I wrote about the RVRR Summer Series in relation to the Kids Races that run alongside the event. I didn’t talk much about the 5k apparently.

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.

Thanks to Michael Given for the great photos at this event.

Thanks to Michael Given for the great photos at this event.

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.

Thanks again Michael Given

Thanks again Michael Given

 

 

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