There wasn’t really even a gun, just a starter with an orange flag who yelled “GO!” These pictures are from the 800 meter race at the Twilight Track Series. Bob Kopac does a great job of taking pictures for many of the Mid-Hudson Road Runner Club races. Thanks Bob.
I forgot that I shot this video of me running 800 meters at the Twilight Track series in Poughkeepsie, NY on July 9th. It is not the best shot video in the world, but it was the best I could do without a real tripod or someone to shoot it for me. Hell the finish line isn’t even in the shot! I missed breaking my PR but at least I’m not slower than I was at 29, and I did manage to win fairly easily.
This was a hot and miserable race, on what seemed like would normally be a wonderful course. I know that no one likes to run in the heat and the humidity but with my asthma I just die under those conditions. It was Hazel’s first race, she was pushed along by our friend Rebecca who ran/walked the course. Lisa also ran, her first official 5k in a long time and she seems like is going to try and get back in racing shape this fall.
There were so many kids at this race I thought it was a high school cross country race. I guess they all wanted to get into the music festival for free. The good thing about 17 year olds and heat is that they don’t know enough to slow down in the heat. One guy (wearing 5 finger vibrams) was winning the race at 1 mile with a 5:02 split. He ended up finishing behind me and my crappy 17:14.
What does it say about me that even around other skinny runners I look skinny? The only really good thing about this day was that I took first in my age group which will move me up to 2nd place in the runner of year standings. I may even be able to beat Derrick Jones depending on what races he does. He is faster than me but it is all about picking the right race and I might just be able to do that.
The new RKR t-shirt/singlet logo is the crazy eyed cat pictured below. Many thanks to Karyn for coming up with the design (we will have to work out some trademark and copyright deals with you). We are fast approaching the start of the fall cross country season and have added one new member Ryan Burke, but are still looking for 4-5 more runners.
If you are interested in running for Roadkill Racing you need to be able to run in the Championship Day XC race and at least one other race in the Upstate XC series this fall. You will also need to buy a shirt, which will cost about $30. The fall xc racing schedule is as follows:
Sunday September 26 – INAUGURAL Pete Glavin Upstate NY XC Series – Mendon Ponds 11 am – 5K – Hosted by GVH
Sunday October 10, Beaver Island State Park – 11 am – 5 or 6K – Hosted by Checkers AC
Sunday October 31- Watkins Glen State Park – 11 am 6 K – Hosted by Finger Lakes RC
Sunday November 7 – Syracuse area – site to be finalized – 11 am – 5K – Hosted by Syracuse Track Club
Sunday November 14 – Championship Day at Fairport’s Centre Park – 11 am – 6 K women, 8 K Men – Hosted by GVH
Any beer won by the team at these races shall be split and drank evenly amoung that days runners. For more information about joining RKR click here.