Saturday, October 2 I ran my race for the month of October. This race is run every October and, while associated with the Triple Cities Runners’ Club, it is run by BAE Systems employees in Johnson City. This BAE group use to be a part of General Electric. The 2010 race was the 28th running of this race but my first year participating and my first 10K.
The race has a 5K and a 10K option. It starts in the lower part of Highland Park in Endwell so was actually a home race for me. The BAE employee group made a contribution to the Wounded Warriors, US Army 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York. Nothing like a good race supporting a good cause.
For my first 10K, I was happy with my time. I finished in 1:11: 43. This gives me an average pace of 11:33. I know my first mile was under 10 minutes. I know my second mile was under 11 minutes. My third mile was under 12 minutes as were miles four and five. Mile six was my first mile over 12 minutes but under 13 minutes.
I had a great time on the race. i talked with lots of people that I knew and that I didn’t know prior to the race. Racing near home is great as I know people who are there. I sprinted to the finish as Kristy was there and yelling at me to finish strong. Great race!!