Doonst has a Pleasant Dundas Valley Saturday, 5 Peaks style

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Doonst has a Pleasant Dundas Valley Saturday, 5 Peaks style

Postby Doonst » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:08 pm

It was a fine day at the races. The first 5 Peaks (Southern Ontario) race of the season and the first with new race director, our own dgrant. Yes we own him. Beautiful running weather after some threat of rain, sunny for a while, never too hot or too cold. Maniacs in attendance into the double digits, met for the first time Smack and Duffinrunnr. There were just as many maniacs volunteering as running I think, thanks you'all. The race event went well, the only comment other than glowing I have is, I sure missed the music, the rockin' vibe is a big part of a 5 Peaks race. No mo Willie Nelson Dave, just kidding, they had nothing. "Fix it". It was a fun course, faster than average. There were hills throughout but easy footing, ie no rocks. Map. My favorite part was Kms 8,9,10 where we did a loop along the escarpment edge, it felt like a real trail race. Of course number 8 was my slowest, only split over 6 minutes. The first and last were the only ones under 5 minute pace. I had been a little worried about my mushy leg muscles the last 2 days but they just kept going. I took 1:04:07 to do the 12.3 K course, good for 9/24 in my age group and 87/248 overall. 5 Peaks are always a relatively tough crowd; not done for the ego boost or awards. My favorite maniac of all time and Tuzo were out to watch too, fun times all around. I won't get a chance to do too many of this series this year, but I recommend them highly.
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Re: Doonst has a Pleasant Dundas Valley Saturday, 5 Peaks style

Postby VeloCarrie » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:26 pm

OMG Tuzo, you're such a beautiful boy! :D

ETA: Great race Doonst and congrats to everyone who volunteered/participated/RACE DIRECTED. :D
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Re: Doonst has a Pleasant Dundas Valley Saturday, 5 Peaks style

Postby QuickChick » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:55 pm

Awwww Tuzo!! It was great to very briefly see you, Sheldon! Sorry I didn't get to chat more as I was totally slammed giving people shirts and registering. :) Sorry also to any Maniacs who thought I snubbed them... I didn't mean to! My best friend was at the race and I got to say about 3 words to her!! Hope to see you next time.

The music won't be an issue again- there was a generator issue and there will be a back-up generator at all the subsequent races. We actually had a pretty kick-ass playlist made up... stay tuned. :)

I think Dave did a fantastic job for his first race. All the issues were things that are easy to fix for next time. Noone died, got hurt, went thirsty, went hungry, went without a portapotty or went off course.
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Postby b_squared » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:10 pm

Well Done Doonst. I think dgrant should hire you for media relations!

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Re: Doonst has a Pleasant Dundas Valley Saturday, 5 Peaks style

Postby dgrant » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:03 pm

Nice day for racing indeed. Thanks for coming! The tunes and whole PA system went kaput when we lost a generator, so that was very challenging. Starting a race using a pylon as a megaphone is more old-school than I care to repeat. Don't worry, we've compiled a dope playlist including smooth jazz, inspirational boxing movie montage songs, and death metal. Stay tuned.

Now back to responding to dozenss of emails about a registration database anomaly. Fun!

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Postby mcshame » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:51 pm

cool, well done everyone, wish I was closer to this action!

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Postby Robbie-T » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:51 pm

sounds like a fun day on the trail Doonst!! Thats about the best you can ask for. Must have been a great race.
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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:09 am

What a great way to spend a lovely spring Saturday!
Sounds like dgrant put on a great race...even "sans" tunes :D

Tuzo is a beauty...I hope I get to meet him sometime this year :D :D
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Re: Doonst has a Pleasant Dundas Valley Saturday, 5 Peaks style

Postby Tori » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:25 am

Sounds like you had a fun day! Tuzo is a beauty, we have the same dog backpack. :D

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Re: Doonst has a Pleasant Dundas Valley Saturday, 5 Peaks style

Postby smack » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:51 am

Nice meeting you out there Doonst - it was perfect weather for a run and the trail was in great shape. Hats off to Dave for working the cone megaphone valiantly - I had a great day and most others I spoke to did as well.
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Re: Doonst has a Pleasant Dundas Valley Saturday, 5 Peaks style

Postby ratherBrunning » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:47 am

Congratulations Sheldon! And dgrant! I love Tuzo's backpack! 8)
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Postby ultraslacker » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:52 am

good running, Sheldon.

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Re: Doonst has a Pleasant Dundas Valley Saturday, 5 Peaks style

Postby Marg » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:07 pm

Way to go Sheldon. Sounds like a great time all around!
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Postby दिवंगत » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:26 pm

Solid race Sheldon, well done! Sounds like your season is off to a good start with this and your PB the other week.

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Re: Doonst has a Pleasant Dundas Valley Saturday, 5 Peaks style

Postby barebuns1 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:43 pm

Congrats on your 5 Peaks race, Our series does not start until end of may. :)
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