My Saturday began with an early morning race and ended with a late evening run. This group of volunteer high school students is displaying the latest fashion in cold weather gear: blanket robes. They needed them. It was 30 degrees for the 8 a.m. start of the Run For The Son 5K and 10K. It was at the Burnt Hickory Baptist Church in Powder Springs, Georgia. It’s typical that the early leaders in these local races are the younger runners. Often, the teenagers hold the fast pace until the end. But many have not built a base to sustain the speed with which they run the first mile. That’s when the older but sometimes wiser runner will overtake them. That’s what happened in the 5K.
61-year-old Bill Moore, a retired English teacher, opened a lead with a little more than a half mile to go. Bill finished 3 seconds ahead of his nearest pursuer, a teenager. The evening race was in Carrollton. I’ll post it tomorrow.