Saturday, May 4, 2013

Race Recap - Turkey Hill Country Classic 10K

This morning I ran my first 10K race - the Turkey Hill Country Classic in Lancaster County, PA.  I'll start by saying that this race was AWESOME!!!  It's run through some beautiful Lancaster countryside, and features a 5K, 10K, bike race, and tons of stuff for kids.  Also, they gave Turkey Hill iced tea and ice cream at the finish.  If you're from PA, you know that is reason enough to run this race!!

The weather could not have been more perfect - right around 60 with clear blue skies and no wind!  My friend, Dawn, was running the 5K (and she PRed under 30 minutes!!), which went off about 10 minutes before the 10K.  I didn't do a lot of research on the course, but the website described it as "challenging, but beautiful" - and it was both!  I'd say about 5 out of the 6.2 miles was up and down hills.  Running through Lancaster farm land and along the Susquehanna River provided a lot of great scenery to look at though!  

One of the fun things about this race was that I got to meet and run with my friend, Melody.  We have been "online friends" for awhile now through a mutual friendship with Michelle, but this was the first "in real life" meeting we've had.  We ran the whole race together, and it was great!  I also got to meet Stacey, who is running "Run or Dye" with Melody, Michelle, myself, and a few others in June!

My goal was to run it in 1:05 - and my watch time was 1:00:58!!  I was so pumped!  That's one May goal already checked off my list!  I have a long term goal to run an under 60 10K, so I'm close!

The race also featured some running events for kids, and my pal Michelle's little guy, Levi, ran his first race!  How cute is that?!?

This race was great - I'd highly recommend it to anyone in the area looking for a race next.  Also, it was only $15!  I'll be doing it again for sure!

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