|The race finish|
|The finish again|
|Woodruff Park information and race packet pick-up booth|
|Jim ready to race|
As the runners lined up behind the start line timing mat I positioned myself about 20 feet or 100 people back. The horn blew and we were off. The first 1 mile was a gradual downhill slope which I conquered in 6:24. With the race only a third done, as I looked west up Auburn Avenue I could see the ATC runners in the distance well ahead. The rest of the race wouldn't go so well. Auburn Avenue was mostly uphill and my pace slowed because of it. I clocked in at an 8:07 pace. Jim remarked after the race that he thought the course was short. He was right. The distance was 2.88 miles. I had expected to finish in about 23 minutes and if the course was 3.1 miles I probably would have. Since it was over 2/10th of a mile short, I finished in 21:00 on my Garmin and 21:10 on the race clock. The course was, as one might expect, pot-marked with pipe covers, metal plates, and divots although I didn't see anything that would qualify as a pot-hole.
|Me receiving my award|
|Jim receiving his award|
|My results - a 20th place finish changed to a 21st place finish in the final results|
|My "Masters Male Winner" award|
|Jim's "Oldest Runner" award|
|Jim's 3rd Place Age-Group award|
|The streetcar rails|
See all my pictures from the race here.
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