Sunday, June 20, 2010
Stephen finished 2nd in his age group behind one of the Harrises from Bainbridge. He was sixteenth overall and his time was 20:40. But his finish is not what made it a bad race for him. Coming up the last hill his face was white as a sheet and it took him a long time to recover. He later told me he almost stopped running when he saw how steep the last hill was. He puked his guts up, but so did a number of the other top finishers. I attribute his difficulties to the heat and the fact that they haven't been running as often as they were several months ago.
When Jacob finished the race he looked like he could run another mile or so. I don't know if this means he isn't running the races as fast as he can or if he just gets into a groove and can sustain it for long periods of time. Jacob finished 113th out of 283 in a time of 28:24.
Nick beat 38 people in his first race. He finished with a time of 43:44. Not bad for a first timer. A haircut and a little more practice and he should move into the top half of the runners. I got some of the pictures below from Fred Deckard's Picasa page. There are a lot more pictures of the race on there. Check out the pictures:
Monday, May 31, 2010
Stephen and Jacob had to compete in the 5k against a number of Valdosta State University's Cross Country runners. The top overall male and female winners were VSU runners. I thought they both did pretty well. Stephen threw up after the race and blamed it on the three sodas he had this weekend. He's probably right. Check out some of the pictures:
Here comes Jacob.
This is the eventual overall winner.
He is on the Cross Country Team at VSU.
Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth.
Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth.
Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth.
The Overall Female Winner.
She is also on the VSU Cross Country Team.
Sup Jake.Is it time for dinner yet?
The kid in front opened up a large early lead.
You can see Jacob right behind the guy in the red shirt.
Jacob widens the lead.
Jacob sporting both of his victory pins.