Race: Santa Jingle 5k 2010
When: Saturday December 11, 2010
The Skinny on RoadWarrior: Prior to today’s race, Rosemary Stochel leads with 317 points. Daniel MacKinnon, from Team Running Free Ajax, is a close second with 313 points.
To sum it up, after today’s race in Burlington Rosemary holds the advantage going into tomorrow’s show down at Whitby. That is if the race happens with the snow storm on its way!
I finished today a meagre 10 seconds better than my rating (18:02), knowing full well that something close to 17:00 would be necessary. I picked a poor time to catch a cold when really what I wanted to catch was a new PB.
I finished 6th overall so I waited in the finish area hoping for the late arrival of Rosemary. This did not happen. She came in close to a full minute ahead of her rating. Kudo’s to her! Rosemary crossed the line completely spent. An effort definitely worthy of the title, should she win it. If only I could find the culjones to race like that!
We both claimed top master’s prize.
It was a big field, with over 2600 Santa’s (all wearing full costumes) completing the race. With so many RW’s likely in attendance, there is a chance Rosemary and I both only got 2 points…..but we won’t know until the results are tallied some time next week. No matter how this unfolds, it has been fun. I will finish the year having completed 24 races. Time for a rest!
If you have not joined Roadwarriors, you should. Not everyone can podium. But everyone can improve against their own time, and before you know it, you might find yourself at the top of the heap, courtesy of RoadWarrior and the great support from Running Free. Changes to the point system are being considered. I know next year it will be even better, so sign up now!