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3/21/2009 - 5k Time 29:39

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Orchard to Ocean 5k in Carpinteria. I should have written this as soon as the race was over. But I'd forgotten about it until today, when I was updating my SparkPage.

What I do remember is that there was no parking. I had to park about a 1/2 mile away, and jog to check-in.

Of course you get a t-shirt - and when I asked where I might be able to stash it until the race was over, the lady just sighed. Seriously. I just wanted to know if it was okay to toss it in a corner or set it on a table, but the lady... sighed. Like she couldn't be bothered. I wanted to throw the crappy t-shirt back at her.

The race route was not well planned. Part of the first mile or so was on a trail, wide enough for one person. At the beginning, everyone is bunched together. Slow people, fast people, strollers, kids, etc. It was a wierd stop-start-walk-run-jog scenario.

Anyway, I won't be doing this race again. I don't even recall the "Orchard" part of the race, and I barely saw the ocean.

This race was poop.
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  • LKISINSATIABLE
    They allowed strollers? The event organizer told me no strollers, but it was a dude. I thought it was weird because most other races will let you have a stroller, they just start the walkers and people with strollers a few minutes later.
    3359 days ago
  • RKJ1969
    Here in Guam, they don't give out the tshirts til the run is over - and only the first 1000 or whatever get one, so it makes you want to go fast! lol - at least you don't have to worry about what to do with it during the race!

    great race time - my big goals for this year are 1. to get under 30 min on my 5k time and 2. to work up to a 10k by the Ghoulish 10k in October! emoticon
    4405 days ago
  • BEL_RIOSE
    Lame that the race was so poopy, but at least now you know, and your race time was awesome!
    4405 days ago
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