Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

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Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby DougG » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:02 am

I wasn't expecting much at this event, especially since I bombed at the New Year's Day Snowflake 10k (a pw that day). But a podium? Wow! \:D/

Ok a disclaimer, I was the only one in my age category. Well I was the only male doing the 10k. :roll: Ok ok, I was the only person doing the 10k. :lol: :oops:
I signed up for this event on Friday and really just wanted a decent run, after last week's awful race. The 2,k, 5k, and 10k were to start at noon, but I arrived around 11 because I wanted to see the longer events, which had started at 9. I had never been inside the York U Track Centre but had heard good things about it and thought it would be a cool place to run. I wasn't disappointed when I got there and looked around (aside from the changerooms, where there was a sign warning us about theft being an issue). After getting changed I headed to the main area where I heard a "hey Running Mania" from one of the runners (I had my black singlet on), I waved and gave her a thumbs up. The local Rogers Cable TV station came up to me and interviewed me for a few minutes, which was fun. A little while later they called for those doing the 'shorter races' to gather round, I jokingly chastised the woman for calling 10k a short race :wink: As we met at the starting line (the inside 200m banked oval) I saw 2 young kids and 3 women (1 walker, and 2 doing the 5k) at the starting line, that was it. :? Plus me. Oh well, there were plenty of people in the facility so the atmosphere was great, and I wasn't alone out there.
What can I say about the run, it was good enough to win :lol: I simply tried to run a steady pace and use it as a good training run. It's funny though, pay some money and have a timer and I can't help but getting into the racing mindset. I started with some 5:25 kms but knew it would be too fast and the last few kms were a struggle, as my hamstring was acting up pretty bad. I completed 50 laps in 59:01, not great but for a training run, it was ok.
I got a laugh when I finished ( the girl counting got my time wrong by 5 minutes..lol), the lap counters gave me a nice cheer, and told me to get my medal and have my picture taken. What the hell, I thought, it's not like I have ever had, or will likely ever have a podium finish, never mind standing on top of the podium. Even the photographer and a couple of the organizers had a laugh with me.
After I had a brief massage which helpd my hamstring, I met Cbaker1 and Mrs. Cbaker1, as well as Doublebellybuster and Cupcake Girl. We talked for a few minutes where DBB and Cupcake Girl and I went out for a Hero Burger :drool: That was great, getting to know both of them in person :D
It turned out to be a fun day, the event was in its second year. While there were a few hiccups they were minor. The volunteers did a great job, were extremely helpful friendly. I got in a decent run and met some great Maniacs.
And I have my first place medal. :lol: :P
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Harry's Spring Run Off 8k. April 8 a disaster, but I finished
Centurion 50k at Horseshoe Valley (cycling) done
Centurion 50 miler at Blue Mountain (cycling) done.....barely!
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Rotary 5k fun run. May. done
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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:08 am

Way to go, Champion!

Sounds like a great event.
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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby Marg » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:09 am

Hero Burger, a very fitting meal! Way to go Doug!!
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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:44 am

Well done!!
Running 50 laps is quite the accomplishment...you didn't just podium place....you won the race :D :D

So...when you go into the office on Monday...make sure you just nonchantly say..."ran a race this weekend...I won" :D :wink:
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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby Doonst » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:56 am

Great stuff Doug!!
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Postby Double Bellybuster » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:15 am

Awesome Doug, it was a pleasure to spend a few hours with you!
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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby fingerboy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:01 pm

Congrats! Early bird gets the worm!

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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby IronGoddess » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:05 pm

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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby deerdree » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:05 pm

congrats, doug. i'm glad you had a fun day. :D

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Postby orleansrunner1962 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:10 pm

What a great way to spend a weekend morning -- sounds like you had a fun time!!!
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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby Cupcake Girl » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:57 pm

Congrats Doug!!! Take the podium anyway you can :dance: :dance:

So how does Hero Burger stack up to Southside Burger?

It was great meeting you and having lunch together!!!!!

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Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby purdy65 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:08 pm

Sounds like a lot of fun! I wanted to come and watch, but my mom ended up visiting for the day!

Nice job!
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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby Habs4ever » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:55 pm

What a great morning.
Congratulations. :D
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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby barebuns1 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:34 pm

Congrats on your 1st place award. Now, what is a Hero Burger? I guess I am going to have to google this. lol
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Postby La » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:49 pm

Awesome! Congrats on getting it done.
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Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:24 am

Well done, congrats!

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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby gnu » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:34 am

Nice!!! 8) Good for you, Doug!!

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Postby Annelizabeth » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:42 pm

It was me who said hey rm.

I actually felt bad for you in the inner lane all alone, but do take your victory. It is all about who shows up.
Way to go!

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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby DougG » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:05 pm

It was me who said hey rm
:-H Too bad I didn't get the chance to meet you.
I didn't mind running alone, I had no worries about passing anyone. lol

So how does Hero Burger stack up to Southside Burger?

That's a tough one :think: I will have to do more research before deciding. :drool:
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Snowflake 10k....stopped at 5k
Rest of the year a write off because of injury.
2012
Snowflake 10k Jan 1 done
Run 4 Kids 10k Jan 7 done
Harry's Spring Run Off 8k. April 8 a disaster, but I finished
Centurion 50k at Horseshoe Valley (cycling) done
Centurion 50 miler at Blue Mountain (cycling) done.....barely!
Snowflake 5k, Dec 16 - done
2011
Harry Rosen 8k. April. done
Rotary 5k fun run. May. done
CANI 10k. June. done
Canada Day 10k. July. done
Barrie Waterfront 5k. Aug. done
CANI 10 k. Oct. done
Base Borden Army Run 10k. done

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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby Avis » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:48 pm

Congrats on the victory. I liked your statement, "It's funny though, pay some money and have a timer and I can't help but getting into the racing mindset." I have had the same experience at all of my little races so far. This one sure sounded like fun!
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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby HCcD » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:48 pm

Congratulations, Doug .. You're #1 ... :dance: :P
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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby West Grey Runner » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:38 am

Sorry I didn’t get a chance to meet you but I do remember seeing you on the inside track! Congratulations on the podium finish :dance:

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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby abirdd » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:38 am

Nicely done Doug - podium is podium :clap:

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Re: Run 4 Kids at York U, I made the podium!

Postby Killerz » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:22 pm

Congratulations on choosing Hero Burger.

Also, well done on the first place!


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