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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.

  • Holly T.
    Holly T.

    Ha ha ha! We had a very identical morning. Turkey Trot with family and then Starbucks.

    4 months ago Like1 person

  • Stacy S.
    Stacy S.

    Great job guys!

    4 months ago Like1 person

  • Drago D.
    Drago D.

    Master won this internal family AG competition with wide margin 😊 Congratulations to all 3, of course! Happy Thanksgiving!

    4 months ago Like1 person

  • Mike D.
    Mike D.

    That is awesome, nice going!. I have never in all my races had a shoelace come loose as I always double-knot them.

    4 months ago Like1 person

  • Mike K
    Mike K

    Nice racing! Congrats to Bo on the PR.

    4 months ago Like1 person

  • Darrell G.
    Darrell G.


    4 months ago Like1 person

  • Cari H.
    Cari H.

    Great way to start the day. No surprise Bill and offspring were only hard core of the crew

    4 months ago Like1 person

  • Tim L.
    Tim L.

    You guys are a great team with great traditions!

    4 months ago Like1 person

  • Suresh S.
    Suresh S.

    Wow... what a family and congrats to all you Champions... take a bow Bill

    4 months ago Like

  • Ric M.
    Ric M.

    What a heartwarming recount of your morning family adventure, Bill. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    4 months ago Like

  • Mike K.
    Mike K.

    Strong race for all three of you - great to see how well Bo and Susan are doing!

    4 months ago Like

  • Hashi2

    Congrats to all on a great race! Nice job on the AG, Bill

    4 months ago Like

  • Arleen C.
    Arleen C. Congrats

    Congrats on your win! That's a big race in numbers!!

    4 months ago