Susan, Jim and I arrived at Heritage High School in Conyers at around 8:30am. While Jim looked for a place to park, Susan and I left the car to find the registration table in the school common area. We picked up our race packets and waited for Jim. The t-shirts we selected were long-sleeve cotton. They also had short-sleeve technical shirts for a few dollars more. We all liked the cotton shirts though; so that's what we got.
|Waiting for the race to start|
|The t-shirt artwork (front)|
|The t-shirt (back)|
|Race schwag bag|
|The portion of the course that turns off of Granade Road onto Lochinver Lane|
After completing my time card I headed back out onto the course to find Susan and Jim. I ran into Randy on the way and gave him a High-5. Jim was a little further back. I gave Jim a few encouraging words and continued on. Susan was just rounding the corner before the big hill when I caught up with her. We ran and walked to the stadium where Jim was waiting at the finish line. Susan's time was 42:05. That's a PR for her. The good thing is that she ran her race and didn't try to kill it or herself. Jim usually goes home with an award and this race was no different. His time was 34:25.
After the race we went back to the common area for the awards presentation and to watch the High Heel Hustle right after. The race organizers also drew numbers for prizes. None of us won anything but apparently the announcer, Dan Gunderson, really wants to go to Hooters. Several people won gift certificates from Hooters and each time he commented that he could also partake in some wings.
|Dan Gunderson addressing the crowd|
|Me and my trophy safe at home|
|My Grand Master trophy|
|Jim and Susan enjoying some refreshments|
|The awards presentation|
|Runners preps for the High Heel Hustle|
|Participants in the High Heel Hustle|
|The start of the HHH|
Taking into account all the variables, I suppose it's possible that I could complete a race on a USATF certified course within the time required to be seeded for the 2012 Peachtree Road Race. That would be cool! The PRR 2010 seeded requirements are a 38:00 10K or 18:20 5K finish time.
Next weekend we'll be doing the Jingle Jog 5K in McDonough.
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