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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    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
    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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