Defn: a human male displaying evidence of devolution - exhibits distinctive "caveman-like" tendencies. This man often dribbles in public places; cannot drink a beverage without spilling it on himself, the floor or someone else; may also run into objects like lampposts & bushes; has a definite "sloopish & short legged" running style that is slow and low to the ground, often resulting in the dragging of knuckles.

These throwback neanderthals, along with their questionable diet, should clearly be avoided.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Rocky Mountain State Games - 5K

There were 34 sports / events for this - the 5K was one of them, some other events included Archery, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Karate, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling.

Maybe I don't pay attention to the News or read enough Newspapers, or maybe there is not much advertising for this, but with an event name that includes  "State Games" - this being the 10th year, I'm wondering why there isn't much fanfare about it. 

Then again - it might be me living under a rock.

In any case - 5K at Memorial Park - on a picture perfect day, with no other races on the Pikes Peak Road Runner Website scheduled that day - and with a $12 entry fee for 16 year olds and under - I would expect there to be more of a turnout. 

116 finishers.

#12 talked me into (him) running it.  Instead of the normal 0 to 14 year old age group - this one went up to 12.  Bonus.  21st overall.  He clocked a 21:52.  1st in his age group.  I probably shouldn't write that 2nd in his age group was 45:10.  Meh.  He got a nice big medal and he was happy with how he did.  Me too.

Soccer starts this week, so running (races at least) for him is on hold for a while.  But he has had a good run (literally) the past 5 weekends.

In the spot reserved for bragging about my goes....
10K in Nashville Tn                    50:12, 1st in age group
12K Summer Roundup             1:04:54, 2nd in age group
Barr Trail Mountain Race        2:25:29, 2nd in age group
Classic 10K                                47:52, 3rd in age group
Rocky Mtn Games 5K                 21:52, 1st in age group

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