Sunday, January 2, 2011

“My First 5K” Spectator Photo Report

This morning, Big Boy and Little Boy raced a 5K called “My First 5K,” though it certainly wasn’t the first 5K for either of them.  This race is super flat and really small (just under 500 participants) – a perfect race for beginners or kids.

first 5k of 2011 109

All bundled up and ready to cheer!  I was wearing two shirts, a sweatshirt, a hat, jeans, two pairs of socks, heavy shoes and two pairs of gloves and I was STILL cold!

first 5k of 2011 113The race started and finished in front of our beautiful State Capitol building (aka The CIM Finish Line – my favorite place in the world!)  The weather was about 40 degrees and rainy – BRRRRRRRRR!  Check out the reusable cloth swag bags.

first 5k of 2011 011Aaaaaaand, they’re off!  I always take pics of the start like this and I can never see the person I’m trying to photograph.  Oh, well.  The girl in bright blue (left of center) was the first overall female.  The kid in the green shorts and racing flats (far left) ran almost the whole stinkin’ race with an untied shoe!  I was terrified he would trip, but he came in somewhere in the top twenty.  The man in the red jacket (center) ended up in second place overall – not sure why he started so far back in the crowd.

first 5k of 2011 035The course was extremely spectator-friendly.  We saw the kids fly by at Mile 1 and Mile 2 before the Finish.

first 5k of 2011 051Little Boy working hard and running strong!

first 5k of 2011 084Big Boy passing one last guy on his way to a smokin’ fast 23:02 finish!!  He beat his previous best by 29 seconds.  Final Stats:  46/497 OA, 3/25 in M12-Under AG.

first 5k of 2011 098Flying into the finishing chute for a 28:10 finish, beating his previous best by over 11 minutes!!  Final Stats:  108/497 OA, 7/25 in M12-Under AG.

first 5k of 2011 105Exhausted and drenched, but oh, so HAPPY!  Everybody loves to start the year with a PR!

27 comments:

The Green Girl said...

Aw, what an awesome 'First 5k'!

Jon said...

SUPER fast kiddos!!! Congrats to em!

Average A said...

Holy cow -- your kids are so fast & have great form!! What a great race, and congrats to them both!! Happy New Year!

xoxo,
A

Char said...

I love the pic of little boy - he looks so fast. Well done to both of the boys. They're awesome!

Jogging with Fiction said...

holy cow, your kids are fast! That's awesome!

Christi said...

Great pictures of the race! Congrats to big boy and little boy on their PRs!

ajh said...

Wow! Your boys are fast. I LOVE that last pic of your youngest son. He looks so determined! And I LOVE the picture of your older son passing that MAN!

Rose said...

Great job to both of them!

I would have been yelling at that one kid to tie his shoes. I can't keep my mouth shut sometimes. How scary to watch.

trifitmom said...

love it !!!!!!!

Michelle said...

23 minutes??!! Are you kidding me?! I would kill for a time like that. You must be so proud :)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

aw that is just too cool, I mean their times are great but more that they already love something so healthy!

Running Librarian said...

Wow old men and your kids are faster than me! Great race!

Whitney said...

That is so great for both your boys. I love the last photo of them...they look so happy and proud of themselves!

Heather said...

Great pictures, congrats to your boys!

ERG said...

Wow!! Some awesome PRs!!!

Tell the guy that running with hands as blades makes you a LOT faster =D

Alma said...

very nice!

Colleen said...

Congrats to both of them! I love seeing them be active (and do so well!)

Katie V. said...

Awesome! They are too cute. Your kids would kick my rear end ;)

Amanda@runninghood said...

This is soooo cool! Your kids are so awesome...way to go!!

Anne said...

Your boys are speedsters...wow! Congrats to both of them...special congrats to Big Boy for his AG award. Amazing!

Allie said...

That's so awesome! Congrats to both of them on their PRs!!!!

Becka said...

I love it!! How cute!

TRI714 said...

That is rad, rad, rad !! and at the capital too. Little guys are fast for such a distance.

Laura said...

Your kid could officially kick my ass. There must be a fast gene floating around in the P family.

Tortuga_Runner said...

I am reading this beaming with pride. How exciting for you to start the year with such a wonderful achievement. I can't wait for these moments. Thanks for sharing!

gmontalvo13 said...

happy new year to you too! what great action shots you got there....and what a way to start the year! kudos to your boys!

Regina said...

Those are great shots of your boys running! I love it that they are racing too. I'm hoping I'll be able to drag my son out to some races when he gets a little older. Happy New Year!!