Saturday, February 8, 2014

2014 stratford ymca sweetheart run: race photos & results

it was 21 degrees when i got out of the car at stratford for the ymca 4 mile sweetheart run.  but the cold wasn't discouraging - it was the seemingly endless stretches of snow that made it seem as if we ran the race in the frozen tundra of siberia!

i love running this race - and the tough, hilly 4 mile course.  this was the first year in recent memory that don wasn't at the base of the hill straddling miles 3 and 4, cheering on the runners.  it may have been the reason (excuse) that i walked a few yards of the hill, to reach the 4 mile marker. even so, i managed a 29:31 finish, 7:23 pace. that was well over a minute faster than my 30:47 result last year (albeit i wasn't 100% for that one).

afterwards, there was hot vegetable soup and fresh bread for the post-race recovery :D

here are the race results from hitek racing.

here are the rest of my photos up on facebook.

here are more race photos at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We saw your post (yep - a bit late!) but are so happy you ran in the race again this year. Thank you & maybe next year there will be a bit less snow 8)

The Stratford Y Staff