Back in April, more specifically the week after Cherry Blossom, Lindsay and I ran the Manassas Runway 10K.
The race was one of the smallest I’ve been in. It also takes the cake for being the flattest course I’ve been on in Northern Virginia (aka perfect for a PR). Considering it was at an airport, not terribly surprising.
I don’t really have much to say about the race itself. It was so small (like less than 500 people small), zero crowd support (like two people at a water stop and zero people along the course except to make sure you went around the cones correctly), and it rocked a cheap registration fee (huge plus!). But they do give out medals. Now you know why I was there. Such a shameless bling whore.
This was my very first 10k. Shocking, I know. But for some reason, we just don’t seem to get too many around here, mostly just 8K’s.
Lindsay and I ran/walked the entire thing as a training run for Nike Women’s Half Marathon. We kept our pace and just kept chugging along enjoying the sunshine as we tackled the course.
OH! One last super cool thing to note about the race — the finish line banner hangs in between two planes. Pretty cool stuff.
Tell me about your first 10k.