Yesterday I ran the boilermaker 5K race. It’s a pretty big event in our area. there are 4 days of activities leading up to Boilermaker Sunday. Sunday is the 5K at 7am, the wheelchair race and then the big 15K with 13000 racers.
My 5K race had 4000 people and it was a very interesting experience to be taking part in that. This was walking up to the starting line.
It took me over 2 minutes to cross the start line once they sounded the canon. For the first mile we were all jammed together till we got to a wider road and people started spreading out. That was a good down hill part before we got to some small hills before the finish.
Just before the 3 mile mark I really wanted to walk but I told myself to keep going and push. I knew I lost some time at the beginning because I was boxed in with slower runners. I am happy to say I ran then entire 3.1 miles without walking!! I am so very excited!
We forgot our camera and my hubby took a photo of me running on his cell. Its not posting to here for some reason. Here are my officially results.
- Distance 5K
- Clock Time 32:42
- Chip Time 30:17
- Overall Place 1370 / 3187
- Gender Place 605 / 1875
- Division Place 58 / 197
- Age Grade 48.9%
Next year I am totally running the 15K!!! I have just over a month till my 10K! time to get focused!
Here’s my boilermaker glass and Finishers pin
After the race we didn’t stick around for the big after party. You see the biggest part of the boilermaker is that it ends at the local FX Matt brewery (they make Saranac). All the runners get a beer! That’s just how we roll in upstate new york!! But we had bigger things at our den. It was my daughters 2nd bday party!!
We had a picnic and then an ice cream social. All Hello Kitty themed!!
That was at the end of the very long day!