Pace: 10:53 per mile
Overall: 490 / 626
Division Place (Female 25-29): 30 / 40
Placing Among Women: 191 / 293
Post-race food I had some good experiences, ie. Gatorade, bananas, lots of h20 and Sun Chips. Volunteers along the race course to monitor every turn. And FWPD did an excellent job again with traffic control. This was my second 10K. I went in with hopes of a small PR. I basically tied my time from July but… taking into consideration the start of the race (details below) I probably did better. The good is that I did not do worse. And I’m always happy to complete a longer-distance race too.
The race touted good scenery. And I’ll agree. However, I’m a bit biased just because I have personally run most of that route this summer on training runs. So for me it was old hat. I wore a black Bondi Band during the race which apparently was too much. My head was on fire by mile 2.5 so I had to take it off. Then I put it back on later folded up a bit.
There were only two water stops along the 10K route. I’ve been to 5K’s that had more. A double-back stop is always nice too because it doesn’t take more volunteer effort but allows runners another sip if they need it. I was OK with most of the post-race food. They did offer mini Subway sandwiches but I only took a bite or two. The sandwich was soggy by the time I got one. There were allegedly bagels (all gone by the time I got there.) I’d probably run the River City Rat Race 10K again next year if given the chance. But I won’t plan my whole autumn schedule around it.