Blasting the past, Doonst back at 5 Peaks Albion Hills

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Blasting the past, Doonst back at 5 Peaks Albion Hills

Postby Doonst » Sun May 01, 2011 6:35 pm

Almost didn't file a report until I saw that there was a picture. First 5 Peaks race of the year, the 12 k enduro distance. An absolutely beautiful day after a week of way too interesting weather. Lots of familiar faces there including an idiot reunion. Sure, BJH was the one on the podium this time, and dgrant was there to direct not run, but we were all together again.
My training has been a little lacking this spring, so I was a little concerned about my first real race. I did trot around the bay in Hamilton, but here I was going for it, whatever that might be. It went well, didn't hurt a bit. I pushed medium hard, a little tenuous but still racing. Sandra passed me just before the end of the first loop, she is getting fast (podium fast). First loop took 35 minutes, I then hoped to do the second in under 37. My knee got a bit sore with around 3 K to go, but that's nothing new. I finished in 1:11:59, good for around the middle of my age group. It could have been worse. The main thing, I was back at it, dressed in bright colours with my knee brace on on a sunny day with water in little cups and friends to talk to about races past and upcoming. Our dog Tuzo was there and was a big hit as always. That means my SO was there; seven of her students were there running and hogging the podium. 53 pictures she took, just one was of me!
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Postby Annelizabeth » Sun May 01, 2011 6:45 pm

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Postby Robinandamelia » Sun May 01, 2011 7:14 pm

great pic and race! It was very nice to meet you on Saturday!

Where did you find the photos?

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Postby Doonst » Sun May 01, 2011 7:33 pm

Robinandamelia wrote:great pic and race! It was very nice to meet you on Saturday!

Where did you find the photos?

My better half took that. There were several photogs on course but I'm sure that will take time.
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Postby Robinandamelia » Sun May 01, 2011 7:35 pm

Doonst wrote:
Robinandamelia wrote:great pic and race! It was very nice to meet you on Saturday!

Where did you find the photos?

My better half took that. There were several photogs on course but I'm sure that will take time.



Wow it's a great photo!

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Postby QuickChick » Sun May 01, 2011 7:42 pm

Sheldon that's an absolutely fantastic picture! Great job, glad to hear you're back at it.
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Postby orleansrunner1962 » Sun May 01, 2011 7:46 pm

Great pic -- looks like you had a great day!!
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Postby Sandra » Sun May 01, 2011 8:10 pm

That's a great picture! Great to see you again on the trails and to chat a bit after the race. Congrats on running a solid race!
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Postby Robbie-T » Sun May 01, 2011 8:22 pm

Awesome Doonst! Good to hear you are feeling good about racing again. Maybe I'll see you at Mississauga.
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Postby DougG » Sun May 01, 2011 9:22 pm

Looking good Sheldon!
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Postby HCcD » Sun May 01, 2011 9:36 pm

Welcome back, Sheldon .. congratulations, on a solid effort, despite your injuries, that you are dealing with ...
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Postby La » Mon May 02, 2011 9:56 am

Wow, both feet off the ground on an uphill! Well done! Good to see you again, too.
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Postby alexk » Mon May 02, 2011 11:58 am

Great photo - congrats!
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Postby Jwolf » Mon May 02, 2011 2:55 pm

Looks like an awesome day-- congrats. :)
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Postby richie-rich » Mon May 02, 2011 4:55 pm

good job doonst. glad to hear you are enjoying yourself again.

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Postby ultraslacker » Mon May 02, 2011 11:11 pm

love the photo! well done!
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Postby West Grey Runner » Tue May 03, 2011 3:10 am

Nice seeing you again Sheldon. You looked really solid out there, no doubt things are moving in a positive direction. See you at Missy and Sulphur.

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Postby Killerz » Tue May 03, 2011 9:21 am

Nice work - best of luck with the racing season ahead. Hope to meet you on the trails this summer.

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Postby Habs4ever » Tue May 03, 2011 12:18 pm

Good job.
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Postby PinkLady » Tue May 03, 2011 12:28 pm

Great job! That's a fabulous race pic.
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