Sunday, June 11, 2006

Setting the Record and My Son Straight

The results for the Rosie's Garage Almost 5K are now online. I had to know how many people ran the race and more importantly how many runners were in my Age Group, M 40-44. As you remember my son teased me that I got 3rd place out of 3. Well....

The total field was 169 runners. I finished 18 over all. Just outside the top 10%.
The M 40-44 was 10 runners. That puts me in the top 30%, cool.

My official time was 21:02. 2nd place was 19:51. 4th was 23:02. I met and talked to him after the race and didn't even realize until now that he was 4th in our age group.

I'm pretty convinced that I achieved the Age Group win due to the Almost 5K distance. The less than standard distance probably kept the super competitive, sub-elites home or at another race. Whatever, I've got the medal! So there Bryan, I wasn't 3rd out of 3, just thought you'd like to know.

11 comments:

Susan said...

Yeah, so there Bryan! Hee. Great job. on top and in 30% - that's cool!

Robb said...

Darrell, you are pretty cool. I've been consumed with my own doing and have fallen behind. You've had a busy weekend.

The medal is a great momento - a lasting emblem to your accomplishment! I'm so glad for you.

As to Bryan...kids are funny. They know the perfect time to push the 'humble-him-now' button!

Us old guys are fast!

Anne said...

All the more reason to celebrate! Top 30% and 10% are great places to land, regardless of how big or small the field.

Juls said...

Congratulations.

robtherunner said...

You gotta set the record straight sometimes for sure.

We are still on for a meetup for Seafair. Since the bigger things on my schedule are going to disappear I am really looking forward to Seafair. When you are ready to plan send me an e-mail from my profile and let me know if you would prefer to maybe get together the night before or maybe go out after the race. I don't know how you feel after a race so it is up to you. I just need to plan so I can make sure my kiddos are taken care of.

Donald said...

We knew it was legit.

Nic said...

Those are some excellent stats! Be proud!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

woo hoo, yay!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job! That's a FANTASTIC time!!

-Rae (stupid blogger isn't letting me log in!)

Mike said...

Darrell,
Congrats on the hardware!! Don't second guess why / how you got the medal. YOU EARNED IT- Be proud!

rice said...

Thats a great time.. Good work.

Cheers.

Rice.