Location: Gulf Breeze/Pensacola Beach, FL
Date: August 3rd, 2013
Time: 7:30 am
Place: 422/1223 (overall), 15/77(AG)
Race: 16 (ever), 11 (year)
Packet pick-up was easy, and on the boardwalk by the beach, so extremely convenient for once!
No frills, walk and and receive bib and shirt.
I did not realize this before, but it was a point to point race, and started in Gulf Breeze. M and I were in a terrible fight (my fault), so we arrived late and could not park near the starting line, as it was blocked off.
I sprinted about a half a mile towards the starting line, but did not make it until 30 seconds before the walkers took off (the announcer was saying this just as I was crossing start), or 4:30 late. I had continued running towards the starting line, in the opposite direction of the race, rather than jumping in, because my bib had a chip and I figured my overall chip time would be accurate if I crossed. For this reason, I also did not run my GPS tracking.
HOWEVER- they did NOT post chip time, just overall clock from start, so I will never know my exact time. I believe I ran 25:09, which would have placed 4th in my AG.
I can't wait till cooler temps and breaking the 25 minute barrier!
Although I was late to the late and also did not get to the post-race party, I will be giving it another try next year.
The Capt'n Fun Runners sponsor the race and they have amazing volunteers and a great t-shirt. Volunteers played music, had multiple water stops and even a mojito stop!
Can't wait to give it another crack next year :)