The North Shore Credit Union’s Longest Day Race, took place on Friday, June 14th in and around UBC. Distances included 5km and 10km and a kid’s mile.
Steve Monteith’s signed up for the Longest Day Race as one of his many summer races (others included the 5 Peaks Alice Lake Race, BMO Vancouver Marathon, the First Half and the Iron Knee).
I was surprised to look back and realize I hadn’t run a 10k race since 2011, my last PB of 43:22 was at Summerfast. That course is very flat and I haven’t been doing much in the way of speedwork so figured I’d have to work pretty hard to get past that time.
The Longest Day Race is always a lot of fun and especially nice this year to have my brother, Colin, over to run his first 10k race, and Kevin who first introduced me to the race a few years ago. Not to mention having Leah there and visiting with the usual group of Broadway Run Club folks. It’s a nice change to have an evening race plus the bonus of a great BBQ afterwards. Fortunately the weather turned around from the miserable rainy start to the day and it was a really pleasant evening.
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