Sydenham 8k Trail Run - Oct. 18th - LOTS of Fun!

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Sydenham 8k Trail Run - Oct. 18th - LOTS of Fun!

Postby MrsStrider » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:43 pm

First, I want to say a huge Thank you to Spaff (Derrick) and Sara for organizing this wonderful race. We really, really enjoyed everything. It was a great race, lots of wonderful runners, amazing volunteers including Derrick's parents, a wonderful route and just everything was perfect. Well done! Also, the weather was gorgeous. Just a great day. 8)

David (WingFoot) and I headed to Sydenham early Sunday morning and did the usual prep. I was feeling very anxious and had my usual anxiety performance. Again, I really wasn't expecting a lot. David had a goal and I knew that he'd smash it. :lol: I ended up running with Eliza from Sydenham most of the race - we kept trading leads and it was really fun. On the final downhill section, I saw an opportunity, I zoned in and pounded down the hill to gain a lead. I wasn't sure that I'd be able to hold the lead so I just kept pushing, knowing that Eliza was very close. It's amazing how having someone so close motivates you to push harder. So I did and ran strong to the finish. Final time was 37:13 which was faster than I had expected, for sure. I was thrilled. David had nailed his time as well - 33:26 (15th overall). Thank you Eliza - it was great running in stride with such a strong runner.

When Derrick and Sara read out the Age Group awards, we had both placed 2nd in our age groups.... w00t! So awesome and so unexpected. :D David picked a gorgeous pumpkin as a prize 'cause he knew that I'd love it and I got him a hat. Ain't we sweet? :lol: Anyway, just loved the race.

Here's the results & a link to Eliza's Blog with some pics and a video (got to see myself finish - thanks Eliza):
http://www.runningbydesign.ca/syd09.htm
http://odetorunning.blogspot.com/2009/10/sydenham-fall-trail-run-pictures-movie.html
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Re: Sydenham 8k Trail Run - Oct. 18th - LOTS of Fun!

Postby VeloCarrie » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:39 pm

Congratulations to you Wingfoot and Mrs for a great race and my thanks goes out to Spaff and Sara for putting on a great race. I hope to make it there someday! :D :D :D
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Postby horselady » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:15 pm

You make trail racing sound like so much fun!! Sounds like a great race. Congrats on the AG placing!
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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:36 pm

Great report.
Loved the way you "seized the opportunity"...excellent! :D
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:41 pm

Nicely done to both of you!!
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:09 pm

congrats! thanks for posting the report - sounds like fun!
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Re: Sydenham 8k Trail Run - Oct. 18th - LOTS of Fun!

Postby Strider » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:40 am

Nothing like those competitive juices to get you moving. Congrats my love.

For me - My original goal was to run between 34'-35' having done no speed work at all. During the week I focused on shorter faster runs to get them out of the LSD mode. Near the end of the week I was feeling "speedier" and toed the line hoping to run 4:10/km. I finished in 33:25, just a touch over my goal pace.

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Postby HCcD » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:01 am

Nicely done Kim, and Dave ... :P
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Postby a-slow-5 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:20 am

Sounds like the two of you had a fun running date! Congrats on the age group finishes!
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Postby blank » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:21 am

Congratulations Kim and David! Sounds like you guys had fun as usual.

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Postby spaff » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:58 pm

Congrats again guys. You both looked great and ran smokin' times on the course.

...As mentioned, just disappointing that we didn't get a chance to chat more on the day.
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Re: Sydenham 8k Trail Run - Oct. 18th - LOTS of Fun!

Postby Nature Girl » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:16 pm

Cool! Congratulations! You've inspired me to go fast someday... maybe...
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Re: Sydenham 8k Trail Run - Oct. 18th - LOTS of Fun!

Postby UltraQueenga » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:33 pm

Way to go! Sounds like a great day for trail running striders! Congrats on the age group placing!
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Re: Sydenham 8k Trail Run - Oct. 18th - LOTS of Fun!

Postby ratherBrunning » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:44 pm

Wow, great race Kimberley!!! You are getting stronger and stronger--look out!! Congratulations! :D :D
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Re: Sydenham 8k Trail Run - Oct. 18th - LOTS of Fun!

Postby Garrett » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:38 pm

Great result and placement! Super fast! Congratulations!


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