Frosty 5K - Burlington

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Bill Crothers
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Frosty 5K - Burlington

Postby 5km » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:16 pm

I ran in the Burlington Frosty 5K this past weekend. It was a well-organized fun event with over 700 participants. The weather was sunny but surprisingly cold. I hadn’t run this race since 2009 and the weather had been sort of nasty the last couple of years. So I waited until last week to enter hoping the weather would be good. The forecast was for warm weather, i.e. above freezing, and no snow. So I entered. Then the temperature took a nose dive. All in all race conditions were great, however, except for the wait at the start which was a bit uncomfortable.

I consider my race a success. I achieved my A goal of going sub-28 minutes. The effort, while hard, was somewhat less painful than I had anticipated. The first four kilometres were fine. Only the last kilometre was really hard. Such is the 5K!

My gun time was 27:13, with a chip time of 27:09. It was good enough for a second place in my 70-74 AG. First place went to a surprisingly fast man, finishing in 24:50. Such is racing. You never know who’s going to show up.

Thanks for reading.

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Re: Frosty 5K - Burlington

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:22 pm

Good job 5k!!
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Re: Frosty 5K - Burlington

Postby deerdree » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:44 pm

congratulations!! it must have been frosty, indeed!

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Re: Frosty 5K - Burlington

Postby tayken » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:35 pm

Good job on your Frosty 5k! I was doing the chilly half which saw both groups take off at the same time, and considering I was still dealing with glute / IT band issues...managed to pull a 1hr 38 mins.

Damn it was cold though with the windchill and all that :shifty:
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Winterman 10km - (1st in age group) - Feb 19,
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Around the bay 30k - Mar 26, (Done)
Limestone 1/2 - Apr 30,
Ottawa race weekend Voyager Challenge - May 27-28,
Spring Fling Toronto - June?
World Record Kilt Run Perth - June 24
Foam Fest 5k Ottawa - Jul 22
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Re: Frosty 5K - Burlington

Postby 5km » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:42 pm

Thanks guys!

tayken wrote:Good job on your Frosty 5k! I was doing the chilly half which saw both groups take off at the same time, and considering I was still dealing with glute / IT band issues...managed to pull a 1hr 38 mins.

Damn it was cold though with the windchill and all that :shifty:


Congratulations tayken! That was a great time. You are fast!

I saw the half marathon runners on my return leg and I was glad that I wasn't doing the half. Brrrrr!

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Re: Frosty 5K - Burlington

Postby Habs4ever » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:20 pm

Good job on the race!
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Re: Frosty 5K - Burlington

Postby barebuns1 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:05 pm

Congrats on your fast time and result.


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