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Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 39m 39s
Overall Rank = 84/1009
Age Group = F45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/100
Pre-race routine:

As in years past, I got up at 6:00, had cereal for breakfast, foregoing my usual banana because I knew there would be some at the race site if I wanted one. I left for the race site at 7:00 and was parked by 7:25. I sat in the car until 7:30 and then walked over to the race start area. The race is hosted by Ridgewood Shopping Center which is anchored by Whole Foods (good post race coffee opportunity!).
  • 38m 45s
  • 8 kms
  • 04m 50s  min/km

At this event, everyone seems to take the first mile too fast -- excited to work off the turkey before eating it but also it's slightly downhill on the way out.

We entered a hilly neighborhood just before the second mile marker and we stayed there for a mile or so. I tried to stick with the runners in around me going up the hills and that went pretty well considering my lack of hill work.
Post race
Warm down:

I went into Whole Foods and got a cup of coffee! Also they had bagels at the finish.

Event comments:

This is a great race. It is and MS fundraising event and it sells out each year. There were 3100 entries this year in two classes (about 1000 competitive where you get a long sleeve performance shirt and timing chip and about 2100 recreation where you get a cotton t shirt and no timing chip). There is also a kids mile and a kids dash as well as custom division and best hat.

This was my eight straight Ridgewood Turkey Trot. I look forward to doing it again next year!

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Last updated: 2015-11-17 12:00 AM
00:38:45 | 08 kms | 04m 50s  min/km
Age Group: 1/100
Overall: 282/1009
Course: Down Ridge Road, right on Glen Eden for a hilly loop through neighborhood, back on Ridge Road
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2016-03-09 1:39 PM

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Raleigh, NC area
Subject: Ridgewood Turkey Trot

2016-03-11 4:17 PM
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Subject: RE: Ridgewood Turkey Trot

Catching up on old reports? Nice job nonetheless

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