I did extremely well! The weather was perfect, I had a great run, and got a time of 45:12, which is a few minutes faster than my personal best. I placed 204th in my age category, and 1300th overall out of 50,000! Not too shabby for one of the biggest 10Ks in the world and only having trained for 2 months. Makes me wonder what I could achieve if I trained year round. I only got one crappy picture from my iphone at the start.
You have to see some of the pictures to understand how many people 50,000 represents.
So, now, can we find Gordon amongst these participants??? Let's play where's Gordo?
It was a little hairy at the start with soo many people, but Jesse and I were able to weave through the crowds and find some open road after the first 2K. Jesse also crushed his personal best by 7 minutes to get a time of 51:00. It was very rewarding to see all our hard work over the last few months pay off. But I must say, I'm looking forward to not having to run 5 days a week anymore.
So, here's a little Raffi song that we used to sing when he was a little boy. We changed the words from Mr. Golden Sun, to "Mr. Gordon son".
Photo Credits: Vancouver Sun