Race Recap: The Q’s Victoria Run Series Cross Country Meet #3

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The final race of The Q’s Victoria Run Series 2014 took place on Sept 27. Again, the weather was perfect. It’s awesome how we haven’t had a single rainy day throughout the entire season.

At this point, I could not believe that the season was over so quickly. I will definitely miss all the people and the racing.

This race was the longest.

It was about 8km compared to the 6.8km and the 4km race a few weeks ago. In addition to the 8km, there was also a 4km option. You bet there were some people that did both! Kudos to them!

All the races are great for runners of all levels. The turnout was excellent, just like the other races in the series.

I ended up finishing 2nd in my age group for the 3rd time this cross country season. I finished the 8km course in 36:28, which is quite a bit slower than I would normally do an 8k in. Given that I have a marathon coming up in a couple of weeks, I didn’t push it too hard.

Immediately after finishing the 8k race, I went and did a 10k tempo run in preparation for the marathon. Again, it wasn’t very fast, but still felt pretty good.

The key is to run for the joy of it, because that’s what’s truly awesome.

The awards ceremony and the silent auction for The Mustard Seed Food Bank would be happening the following day.

I’m very excited to spend the evening with my new friends (and clients) from our fantastic running community.

Wishing there were more events in the series because I really enjoyed it and I’m sure others did too.

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