Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Fodderstack 10K

I haven’t posted here since I returned from my most recent trip, but today something very worthy of blog posting occurred. Paul ran a 10K in Western Virginia, in the foothills of the Shenandoah’s, to hear how it went read on…
It was a grueling and hilly course. I made it the whole 6.2 miles as well…in the car. The first 5 miles were pretty much uphill. The last mile brought the runners back down hill. It was a beautiful course running through rural, rolling, Appalachian countryside.A record 350 runners ran the race, the majority from this rural and lovely area. We just might have been the only city slickers there.

I awaited Paul at the finish line. As the clock ticked by, the first runners came in at a little over 35 minutes (the leading man only beat the leading woman by 4 seconds). Over the next 10 minutes approximately 25 more men came through. At 45.55 Paul too crossed the finish line. He was definitely in the top 10% of finishers and to top it off, he was beaten by only 1 girl and 1 twelve year old!
We hung around for the awards ceremony and good thing we did, Paul Pleva won 3rd place in his age group (25-29 for those that are wondering)! He won a very unique, hand painted, little bowl with a rooster!After his race I decided he hadn’t had enough and made him go on a 5 mile hike in Shenandoah National Park.

1 comment:

kathleen said...

That's awesome! Hope he keeps it up!