After getting registered in the main Kincaid chalet we headed down to the race starting area to find that the rain had stopped YAY!!!!! Of course the course was muddy and full of puddles, but who would want to run a race at Kincaid any other way? This is the first year that we have run the in the Bonny Sosa series so everything was new to us. At sign in we received a piece of paper showing the race route in a loopy sort of diagram. It turns out that the three race leagues had a loop assigned to them. The munchkin league (red flags) was a 2.5k and the farm league (blue flags) was a 3.8k and the lightning league (yellow flags) was a 4.3k but the trick was the the farm league had to run the farm loop and the munchkin loop, while the lighting league had to run the lightning loop, the farm loop and the munchkin loop. Racers were allowed to run in any order they wanted so long as they completed the appropriate numbers of loops. The munchkin league ran a total of 2.5k, the farm league ran a total of 6.3k and the lightning league ran a total of 10.6k.
Today's race was a true family event, we had a total of 6 racers. There were 829 total racers. Justin (my hubby and Hannah and Owen's daddy), Jennie, Greg (Jennie's husband) and Hannah ran the farm league 6.3k and Shauna and Owen ran the munchkin league 2.5k. Suzy-Q (Jennie's daughter) and I stayed back to cheer them on and take their pics. The farm and lightning league took off first and our group of 4 ran the farm loop first and the munchkin loop second. The munchkin league got started one minute after the other leagues and of course they all ran the munchkin loop :)
Shauna and Owen were the first of our group in, in about 19 minutes. Auntie Shauna said that this was the hilliest course they have ran but that Owen did and awesome job! While Shauna and Owen went up to the chalet to turn in their time cards I was at the finish line waiting for Greg to come in and boy did he come in fast! The first two farm league racers came in at 21:03 and 21:04 and Greg was right behind them at 21:28...awesome 3rd place finish. Jennie and Hannah came in at 37:42 and Justin was right behind then at 37:50. Being that this was a 6.3k and Hannah's longest race ever and that the course was hilly we figure that this was Hannah's personal best time :) After doing a little math it looks like Hannah and Jennie maintained a 9:40 mile pace. I am thinking that Hannah may be able to break the 30 minute mark in her upcoming Iron Girl 5k in Seattle on Sunday and maybe, just maybe if things go well, she might be able to place in the top three finishers of her age division which would be a first for her!
Auntie Jennie, Hannah and Suzy-Q all fly out Thursday evening to Washington to get ready for the Iron Girl 5k. If you see them around wish them good luck!!!
Uncle Greg, Hannah, Auntie Jennie, Owen, Auntie Shauna and Daddy