Robbie-T @ YMCA Corporate Challenge 4x5k

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Robbie-T @ YMCA Corporate Challenge 4x5k

Postby Robbie-T » Thu May 29, 2008 10:29 am

Quick report for an event that is really put on very well, very friendly, very fun for all levels. Had a great time!

Our Team included
Andrew Cooke 17:35*
Rob Tolman 18:02
James Earl 17:05*
Robert Earl 16:35*
The Earl brothers are 48 and twins, Rob has had very low numbers in his early days. The Earls were ranked top two in Ontario in High School, Rob has had times like 28:xx 10k, 13:xx track 5k (or something crazy like that) Rob had no problems letting me know his past :lol: they are both great guys.
(* times best I can remember)

We finished 2nd overall, what a great overall event though wow. Very corporate so many (mostly) social runners and walkers, but a great list of great runners too (met Michael Hay triathlete). Had to do a lot of zig zagging through the people. 2 loops (2.5k per loop, the course was a hair short 50m) and 327 teams! Our time was 1:09:15 avg 17:19 per 5k!!! I ran 18:02!! I felt so good, I looked at my watch about 750m in and saw 3:30 pace, I thought I feel good, but I better back off a bit. I thought 18:30 would be an aggressive goal last night with all the people, even without the people I thought that would be aggressive.

I was honoured just to be asked to run with these guys.

Splits of 3:39 - 3:42 - 3:35 - 3:47 - 3:37

I'm going for sub 17:59 Saturday on the Horse track at Mohawk!!
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Postby Ed Fizz » Thu May 29, 2008 10:32 am

Flying!!! :D

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Postby Doonst » Thu May 29, 2008 10:33 am

Wow second out of 327 teams! That's some squad where you're the weak link. :wink: Well done Robbie, that's big-time.
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Thu May 29, 2008 10:35 am

Well done - that's some speedy running!
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Postby Irongirl » Thu May 29, 2008 10:41 am

well done!

I think you should aim for a 17:46 this weekend. ;)
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Postby da » Thu May 29, 2008 10:42 am

Sorry I didn't see you! I was finishing my 2nd lap around 1:15. It's a super fantastic event. Holy speed batman! Awesome!!!
(perhaps I need to get some tips for you for the PEC shallonge)

My team was there too and we remain undefeated in the Female 19-29 category (3 years running)! We had some line up substititions last minute, but it worked out great!

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Postby Strider » Thu May 29, 2008 10:45 am

Very Cool - sounds like a great time - Speed be with you this weekend.
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Postby Jo-Jo » Thu May 29, 2008 11:06 am

Tell me Robbie-T....five years ago would you have imagined yourself on this team :shock:
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Postby klc » Thu May 29, 2008 11:16 am

You never cease to amaze me Robbie-T! 8)

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Postby casual-runner » Thu May 29, 2008 11:28 am

WOW!!! Well done - that's nice speed! :clap: :clap:
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Postby Jogger Barbie » Thu May 29, 2008 11:58 am

Wow, nice running!

I had the fun of participating in this event for the first time, and because of no-shows had to run twice - after doing the Ottawa Half on Sunday - eep!!! First loop was 22:38 (pretty darn fast for me). For the second loop I missed starting my watch but it was slower - guesstimate about 25:00. Had a great time and hope to be back next year.

Good luck with the 5 K on Saturday!
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Postby getfit » Thu May 29, 2008 7:15 pm

Way to go Robbie-T, that's smokin' fast 8)
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Postby runningman » Fri May 30, 2008 8:47 pm

Smokin' time dude!
Now eat your carrots, hay and sugar cubes and kick a!@ at the track.

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Postby Marg » Fri May 30, 2008 9:10 pm

Whoa... nice running (again)... chief!! 8)

Runningman's post made me almost spit out my water... hahaha :lol:
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Postby eljeffe » Fri May 30, 2008 11:18 pm

You are one fast dude! Good luck on sub 18 tomorrow, but watch out for those horse puckies.

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Postby shaggytour2005 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:23 pm

Look at that team and there was a better group out there. Yikes, what times you four put up. Sub 18 is right around the corner. Keep up the great work!

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