Autumn Colours 10K Run , Harrison Park in Owen Sound

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Autumn Colours 10K Run , Harrison Park in Owen Sound

Postby West Grey Runner » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:32 pm

Did my second 10K of the year the Owen Sound YMCA's Autumn 10K Run today. The dull, damp and rather gloomy weather of late gave way to a crisp Sunny Autumn day. It was ideal conditions for a couple of laps around Harrison Park. The race was suppose to start at 09:00 am. I stated warming up at 09:40 by doing a 3.8K run at a 5:30 pace. I was in position right on time only to hear them announce a 10-15 minute delay due to an unexpected number race day registrations. It about 5C and I was up to temp with a bit of a sweat on so off I went continuing my warm up , another another 2.5K at a slower 6:38 pace. As you can see I was quiet warmed up a ready to go when the race finally started at 10:19, managed to avoid getting chilled and the heart rate and core body temp were race ready.

The race consisted of a 5K loop through park paths and a wee bit of road. It was more of a trail race then I expected , really pretty with a few small hills... Garmin said +367/-362m over 10.08K. First K was fast , there was 7 out in front of me ...figured I would be able to catch at least four of them during the race. Picked off the first 2 between 2-3K , guys that you just knew got caught up in the quick start. Picked of another at 5K and that would be my last pass of the race. I held 4th position up until the last K , a young fellow in his teens pushed me 7 through 9K but he had more left then I did and passed me shortly after the 9K mark. I wished I had it in me to challenge him but it just wasn't the day.

No chip timing , not even sure if they were timing the race .... didn't see any results posted but there was a guy with a laptop at the finish so I suspect there is a Gun Time. My Garmin said that I completed 10.08 K in 44min54seconds for an average pace of 4min27sec/km. I placed 5th overall out of around 50 paticipants and 2nd in my age group 40+ . In my AG catagory I was beat by Wayne Sphar from the OUS circuit by about a minute, good guy to loose too! So I was pleased , quiet pleased .... I didn't prep for this race. It was Beer and a Chinese food feast for dinner last night and barely lost any sleep!

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Next Sunday its Hamilton's Road 2 Hope..... and I am hoping for as good a running conditions as we had today!

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Re: Autumn Colours 10K Run , Harrison Park in Owen Sound

Postby UltraQueenga » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:57 pm

Good race, Ron! Did you guys run on the Bruce Trail?
(I miss the DTRB.)
Rest up and have a good race in Hamilton. Are you chasing a BQ?
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Re: Autumn Colours 10K Run , Harrison Park in Owen Sound

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:01 pm

congrats!
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Re: Autumn Colours 10K Run , Harrison Park in Owen Sound

Postby Garrett » Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:45 pm

Congrats on a great result, best of luck next Sunday!

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Re: Autumn Colours 10K Run , Harrison Park in Owen Sound

Postby ratherBrunning » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:51 pm

Congratulations on your age group placement Ron! Best wishes for next weekend's marathon! Not too much Hallowe'en candy beforehand, I presume... :D
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Re: Autumn Colours 10K Run , Harrison Park in Owen Sound

Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:04 am

Good race. And yesterday was beautiful!
Good luck next weekend.
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Re: Autumn Colours 10K Run , Harrison Park in Owen Sound

Postby Doonst » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:38 am

Mighty fast for trails! Yes I have fond memories of DTRB there. Good luck next week.
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Re: Autumn Colours 10K Run , Harrison Park in Owen Sound

Postby DougG » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:17 am

Well done! :D
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Snowflake 10k....stopped at 5k
Rest of the year a write off because of injury.
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Run 4 Kids 10k Jan 7 done
Harry's Spring Run Off 8k. April 8 a disaster, but I finished
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Re: Autumn Colours 10K Run , Harrison Park in Owen Sound

Postby West Grey Runner » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:03 pm

UltraQueenga
Are you chasing a BQ?


For a change I will be chasing something other then the UltraQueenga , yep I have a BQ in my sites! If it all comes together I believe a 3:30 42.2 is real possibility but you just never know how things are going to work out. My goal is Boston in 2011 , the year I turn 50, so I have a few more opportunities to BQ between now and then.
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Re: Autumn Colours 10K Run , Harrison Park in Owen Sound

Postby VeloCarrie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:05 pm

Yay Ron! :D
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Re: Autumn Colours 10K Run , Harrison Park in Owen Sound

Postby West Grey Runner » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:16 pm

We made the loacal media ... gotta love the small town races!

Monday, October 26, 2009
Family Y Fall Colours Run
Owen Sound
by Bayshore News Staff
from Mark Avery

1st annual YMCA Autumn Colours Run,


Sunday Oct. 25 in Harrison Park.

200 participants in three races:

2km walk (49 participants)
5km walk/run (90 participants)
10km run (61 participants)



The overall 10km winners were:

Patty Keuken 52min, 30 sec
Mike Porter 41min, 30 sec



The overall 5km winners were:

Jeff Barratt 17min 20 sec
Ann Marie Burmeister 26min 16 sec



Top three in each category were as follows:


10km Race:

Female under 20: no participants


Male under 20: 1) Michael Smith 44.30 2) Brody Smith 47.36


Female 20-40: 1) Sandra Hong 54.40 2) Kaitlin Wilkinson 55.29 3) Amber
Robinson 58.30


Male 20-40: 1) Mike Porter 41.30 2) Greg Nicol 42.10 3) Richard
Harris 45.20

Female 41 and over 1) Patty Keuken 52.30 2) Kelly VanDolder 53.30 3)
Jennifer Ames 54.18


Male 41 and over: 1) Wayne Spahr 44.00 2) Ronald Irwin 44.50 3) Ed
Delaplante 48.00


5KM Race:

Female under 20: 1) Jessica Berge 26.25 2) Andrea Robinson 27.18 3)
Kristina Graham 28.16

Male under 20: 1) Chris Hatcher 17.57 2) Eric Hatcher 19.45 3) Connor
McLeod-Farley 20.27

Female 20-40: 1) Ann Marie Burmeister 26.16 2) Danine Rutter 26.31 3)
Christine Leader 26.36

Male 20-40: 1) Chris Nightingale 19.34 2) James Clark 21.20 3) Ryan
Hood 24.08

Female 41 and over 1) Sonya Mount 27.45 2) Diane Ghent 30.28 3)
Michelle Scobie 33.15

Male 41 and over: 1) Jeff Barratt 17.20 2) John Kaandorp 19.15 3) Andy
Herrighton 20.15


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Re: Autumn Colours 10K Run , Harrison Park in Owen Sound

Postby Annelizabeth » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:24 pm

Hey amazing stuff- it is always a good day if it comes with a metal!


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