Kingston Big Gun Run 5 k

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Kingston Big Gun Run 5 k

Postby AirForceRunner » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:49 pm

Now repeat after me..."I will never run a race that involves scaling Fort Henry not once, but twice, all within 5 k, ever again." :lol: :shock:
This was a tough race, as it was VERY hilly. Scheduled start time was 9:15, so I was just in the middle of my warm-up when I suddenly noticed there were no runners in sight. I mad a B-line for the Fort, and arrived just in time for the starting gun (15 min early), which was a full blown Fort cannon. VERY COOL!!
From the start inside the Fort, we tore off down the back of FHH to the bottom, only to turn left and run back to the top. Once at the top, down we went again, this time down the north side of the hill. All of this in the 1st km. Patience was they key for this start...the overly impetuous would pay for an aggressive start later. The race proceeded through RMC, and was uneventful until about 3.5 km, when a stitch I developed coming down the hill decided to announce its presence with authority. Sadly, I had to walk a bit to dig it out, a my splits attest, but it was worth it.
Of course what goes down, must go up again, up FHH and back into the Fort. Halfway up the hill the temptation to slow or walk was overwhelming, having run the first 4.5 k reasonably hard. Those thoughts went out the window, however, when I saw Jo-Jo :D near the top hollering to pick it up. It was everything I needed and more, as I passed 4 people in the last 110 metres, going uphill. Had a great chat with Jo-Jo after. Overall time was 20:18, 21st of 97, 3rd in AG. My splits are below, including the bad stitch lap (3). And for those who can decipher the numbers, the ascent was 137 metres, descent nearly the same, all essentially within a 1.5 km area of the race. OUCH!

3:55
3:50
4:02
4:30
4:01 (thanks Jo-Jo...4:01 uphill? I blame you for that :lol: )
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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:58 pm

:shock: I do not believe I hollered at you to pick it up :shock: Well...on hindsight maybe I hollered..."keep pushing" :wink:

Rick...it was awesome being there to cheer for you. It is so much fun cheering for a Maniac. :D :D

Glad I helped you "pick it up" I purposely stood on that part of the course because I knew that it was going to be a tough go to finish fast on that course. Really happy I was there for you...you're a nice guy :D

You did awesome...I'm so glad you once again placed in your AG.

I really hope you can make it to PEC...not just for the race but to meet so many Maniacs who are so much nicer than me :wink: As I told you I think you and Robbie-T would really enjoy chatting :D

Well done Rick...on a difficult course and also on a hot race day.
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Postby Run26.2 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:58 pm

3rd in the AG...nice job big man!
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Postby jgore » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:08 pm

Nice one, Rick. It was hot out there. I was doing the timing, but they never told me about the course. Twice up and down that hill is tough going. That's a very good time for that course. Congratulations.

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Postby runjanerun » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:32 pm

Wow, you are fast! Especially on those hills!

Come to Sandbanks in two weeks - I want to see how fast you are on a flat 5K! (there is a little bit in the woods which shouldn't slow you down too much though)
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Congrats

Postby MzL » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:21 pm

Congrats on a good run. My daughter lives in Kingston and I always enjoy running there with her - even though she smokes me into the ground. It is a beautiful city!
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Postby Ed Fizz » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:24 pm

A tough course, eh? Congrats on the AG bling!!! :D

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Postby garth » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:56 pm

Have run and biked the FH hill and it is not for the weak at heart. To do it twice is a testament of strength
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Postby Nicholas » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:55 pm

Nice one. Rick! Great run...congrats on the hardware. Did you stop to do some push-ups as well?
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Postby horselady » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:43 pm

Great job on your placing and on such a hot day! Whew...I blew off my training run today because of the heat...now am a tad embarrassed when you race and look at the times! :oops:
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In all due respect excellent job! :D
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Postby trixiee » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:54 pm

horselady wrote:Great job on your placing and on such a hot day! Whew...I blew off my training run today because of the heat...now am a tad embarrassed when you race and look at the times! :oops:
Sheesh..
In all due respect excellent job! :D


Ugh... so did I!

Great job, especially on the uber impressive last K UPHILL!

Congrats!
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Postby AirForceRunner » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:41 pm

Jane,
Sandbanks is a race I've always wanted to try, but it just isn't in the cards this year. With the Army half the following week and PEC 2 weeks later, I really need to back off a bit. :cry:
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Haliburton 100 miler (gulp!)

"Try the meditation of the trail, just walk along looking at the trail at your feet and don't look about and just fall into a trance as the ground zips by..."
-Jack Kerouac

"I am no longer a runner, I am now a father who runs. I will let the running come to me and I will make the most of every km I am fortunate enough to receive."
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Postby AirForceRunner » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:44 pm

Run26.2 wrote:3rd in the AG...nice job big man!


Big man? :lol:
At 6'2 and 156 dripping wet, that is one description of me I have never heard. :lol: :wink:

As for the bling and hardware...unfortunately, they gave out 2 medals total. One for the men's winner and one for the women. :cry:
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Sulphur Springs 50 miler
Dirty Girls 12 hr night run
Haliburton 100 miler (gulp!)

"Try the meditation of the trail, just walk along looking at the trail at your feet and don't look about and just fall into a trance as the ground zips by..."
-Jack Kerouac

"I am no longer a runner, I am now a father who runs. I will let the running come to me and I will make the most of every km I am fortunate enough to receive."
-Smack

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Postby HCcD » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:02 am

Another friggin' race, dude !!! :shock: :shock:

Wow, totally awesome race ... congrats :clap::clap:
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Postby Marg » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:05 am

Wow, super fast on a super hard course, well done!
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Postby VeloCarrie » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:24 am

That was totally impressive. Congratulations! Hope to meet you at the Army Run! :D
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Postby 5km » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:29 pm

Fabulous time on a difficult course. Congrats on the AG place too - bonus!


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