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Sparkler 5K - Run

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Merrimack, NH
United States
Merrimack YMCA
80F / 27C
Total Time = 8h 00m
Overall Rank = 153/352
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Stretched by car. Worked hamstrings and calves.
  • 25m 27s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 05s  min/km

This was a family friendly course. For many of the participants, it seemed to be their first 5K. Since I place myself near the back of the pack (I am a penquin!), I had a hard time getting out of the gate. It was hard to pass on the left as many of the children and walkers were up front and stayed to the left, Many of the younger participants sprinted the first mile or so. It was like a Civil War battle as we neared the mile marker. Runners (who sprinted and did not pace themselves) were bent over, out of breath, and many were vomiting... Oh' the humanity :-) The pack seemed to open up after that point! This is a nice flat course that is fast.
Post race

Last updated: 2005-07-05 12:00 AM
00:25:27 | 05 kms | 05m 05s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 153/352
Course: Course was a flat point-to-point course. Most of the course was on a single road and the road was in the shade!
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2005-07-05 10:09 AM

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