This past Sunday October 16, my dad and I ran the Billy Goat 5k trail run at Baird Park. It was my second time doing the Billy Goat, and I just love this run.
The course is essentially 1.5 miles uphill on a trail and 1.6 miles back down, all the while winding through rocks, streams and plants. I really wish there were more places to do trail runs nearby! It was a beautiful morning and I felt great! I will complain about those who don’t follow running/race etiquette. It drives me crazy to see people start out up front at the start line, sprint out for 1/2 mile, only to slow down and WALK. Get out of my way! I am by no means a fast runner, but I will always get out of the way for anyone attempting to pass. This is especially important on a race like this, because at some points the trail is only wide enough for one or two runners. Most of these things are common sense!
|The old man kickin butt!|
|Me following behind!|
|Like father, like daughter?|
My dad finished 97th of 133 (33:55) and I finished 100th with a time of 34:01. This was slower than our times last year, but I felt strong and good. I’m not one to worry about places or times…I’m proud we completed it and look forward to another one next year!