Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Peach Days 10K Report

On Saturday, 8 September 2012, Scott ran the Peach Days 10K in Brigham City, which is about 30 minutes north of us.  Here are the highlights from both of us.

  • The race was superbly well organized on all levels.
  • Packet pick up the day before the race was smooth, in a clearly identified spot with tons of parking, and filled with very helpful and knowledgeable people.
  • Parking the morning of the race was easy and safe.
  • The course was mostly flat with a few mini hills or road elevations and apparently it looped around a spot, making it welcoming for families to cheer on a parent in various locations.
  • There were lots of Honey Buckets (aka Port o Potties) and they were cleaned after the runners started, which was before the parade started.
  • The locals were fully supportive of the race and there were some good sections of people cheering from their homes on the race course!
  • The shirt was purple and silver with a Steve Prefontaine quotation.  (Purple and white are Weber colors which makes this shirt easy to double as "school gear," and Scott and I had been discussing Prefontaine recently!)
  • All in all, everyone we encountered was superbly and sincerely nice.
  • The race was $20 and that included the technical shirt!
Here are things we learned...

  • We don't have to leave as early for races as we did when we lived in Virginia.  (Though getting there when we did ensured us a really sweet parking space!)
  • Utah has tons of events going on at the same time, and it was slightly bummer-ish to miss volunteering at the Wasatch 100 in favor of Scott's running this race.
  • We look forward to running/spectating again next year.  Scott hopes to push Susanna as he runs!
  • The fresh peaches at the end of the race are divine!
Scott ran a PR of 51:27.  It was only his second 10K of his life, and better than the other 10K which was pre-accident.  He initially was shooting for sub 1:02, his last 10K (Turkey Trot last year), but decided at the half-way point to push it and see what could happen. His ideal goal was to double his 5K time from a few weeks ago, which would have meant running a 49:xx.  

Thanks to all who make this race possible.  Cheers to the upcoming 40th running of it in 2013!!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to Scott on the PR!! That's huge -- shaving off ~2 minutes per mile in less than a year! :)

    Love the idea of Scott pushing Susanna in a jogger stroller too!