So, after the recent success of my 8K, I was planning to move onwards and upwards to the 10K in October. However, the inaugural ODU Big Blue 5K came to our attention and was too good an opportunity to miss. For our entry fee, we got to see a college baseball game the night before the race (and it’s true what they say about the excellence of college sports; we saw so much more action in this one game than in all the major and minor league ones we have seen in the past), plus a college football game after the race and as much food and beer as we could manage. I always like it when my money goes towards things to reward me at the end of my race, rather than towards mud or paint to pelt me with during the race.
It was an uncharacteristically boiling April day, with temperatures hovering around 28c, so I was glad of the water stops along the route (although not quite as glad as the husband was to see the ODU cheerleaders along the route ….). I finished in a time of 28:12, which is somewhere around my personal best (I’m a bit hazy on my record-keeping); I came 368th out of 1863 finishers, and 110th out of 1069 females. A spectacular day out in all respects.