Monday, September 16, 2013

Winning at Guajome Park

One month ago, Zach pulled out of the Wild Duck 5K, which was run at Guajome Park, due to injury. All healed up, Zach returned to Guajome Park for the first cross-country meet of the Independent Middle School League for 2013.

The course was 1.7 miles long, over mainly dirt trail, with a bit of grass, and a small hill.  Zach, who is the one bringing home the medals for the San Elijo Hills Running Club, ran the course in 10:45, which is a 6:19 mile pace, and took first place.  He finished 20 seconds ahead of the next competitor - the way I'd like to win a race (good luck).

Zach told me he led for most of the race, but allowed one runner to pass him when they turned into the wind. He deliberately drafted off the runner for a bit, before passing him on the hill.  Zach said he could hear the runner breathing really hard as they ran up the hill, so once Zach crested the hill, he picked up the pace and never looked back.

Congrats to Zach!

San Elijo Hills Running Club

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