So , I ran this today ! No , not the full , but the 1st leg of the 5 man ( ur woman) relay team for Quinte West Move it or Lose it! Team

Set my alarm


Oh dear lord that’s early !
Drank my coffee, ate my oatmeal and PB toast and I was out the door!

Yup, still early!
I arrived first to the venue and didn’t see my team , they started loading buses to take us from Picton to Wellington , the start line for the full and relay teams! Gun time – 8am

I was super freezing and wet already because it was pissing down rain! I hate running in the rain! Made my way to the start line at 745 and was ready to go!

I sized up the competition


Damn , those Kenyans are hard to beat!

My run was going quite well , check out my splits

I kept a pretty steady pace going and that was the plan! My entire body was frozen by mile 6 and for someone with Raynauds , cold wet weather is your worst enemy!
At 11k I saw my teammate Sandi and I handed the bib off to her , she had to get 10k done



My job now was to get back on a bus and head into Picton to the finish line , wait for my team and cross together! But first – food and coffee


Warned up long enough to run back outside to see the Kenyan cross at 2:38
He was cold too


Then I found out Sandi blew her knee out during her leg and was in the medical tent!

2 comments on “County Marathon Relay Team- Race Recap”

  1. Even though, it was early, you were cold, and poor Sandi blew her knee out, sounds like it was a good time! Especially if you got to warm up with a Timmies coffee!

    • It was fun, I had never done a relay before and it was very different to just not keep going lol! Poor poor Sandi, we all feel so awful for her! I am praying for a speedy recovery! Yes, the nice warm coffee before and after the race def helped!

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