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.