Saturday, July 21, 2012

Farmington Founders Festival Four Mile; 7/21/12

Me, finishing, just too fast for Bren

I pretty much decided to run this one at the last minute or the day before, which is kinda like the last minute. There was no online registration so I had to just turn up on the morning of the race and register, it was only $25 so no big deal. The course started in Shiawassee park in Farmigton, and meandered through a couple of neighbourhoods, south of Main Street before heading down the parade route, before finishing back in the park.

I don't have too much to say about this one, nice course, ok post race snacks and a very ordinary cotton t-shirt. I did want to stop and walk pretty much after the first half mile, but stuck with it until the end. I came in at 32:30 (8:08 pace), which I was pleasantly surprised with, which put me at 12/ 23 in my agr group and 90/ 222 overall. Why does my age group have to be some damn fast :-(.

It was very cool having my new wife, Bren, and my dad (currently visiting from Scotland), there at the finish line to greet me.

How Endomondo saw it -


  1. Very Cool Dave!! My wife and I just started jogging - just got my running shoes yesterday and we are signed up for our first 5K in the middle of Sept. It is called the Warrior Dash... looks intimidating.. Hope all is well with you.

    1. The Warrior Dash, eh, very cool. Not so much a 5k, more of a 5k assault course. I thought about doing that one too, but it wasn't going to work out for me, although I have heard it is a blast, and you get a free viking helmet, which will be a nice addition to your cube, I'm sure. Here is a blog posting of someone that did one in Colorado -

      Great to hear you guys are out running, and with a wee baby around the house too, very inspiring.