Bill Heikkila ran: We had a crowd at the...

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  • 3 miles
  • 00:26 time
  • 08:23 pace
  • 337 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
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good Turkey Trot 5K, Blue Ridge GA 3.1 mi 00:26 08:23 pace

We had a crowd at the cabin last night and there was lots of big talk about running this morning. But when the cold morning arrived, it was only the 3 hard core runners - Bo, Susan and I - who answered the bell.

This is usually a big event for small Blue Ridge and about 750 runners turned out in 27 degrees for a fun run. We decided this would be "every man/woman for him/herself" this morning. Bo left us at the start and moved away steadily - we just could not keep up with him.

Bo ran a PR of 23:01, including stopping to re-tie his shoes. Susan and I were 3 minutes behind. The age groups were large - Susan finished 13th in her 96 person AG, Bo was 14th in his 56 person AG and I was lucky to only have 19 people in mine and got a 1st.

We hit the only Starbucks in town just ahead of the post race crush. The baristas looked a little apprehensive.