The view from the start line was down hill and this was an out and back course. I went out hoping for a top 10 finish. At the beginning I was 13th. I moved up as folks slowed down at the hills. By the turn around I was in 10th place. Unfortunately the 9th place runner was no where close, so I would have to hold on the 10th position for the next mile and a half. The first place female was close on my heels and that kept pushing me along. The course was up and down hills. A lot of hills.
At the up hill finish I got passed by the female runner and a male runner. I wanted 10th place! I took off after them, up hill mind you, as fast as I could. I died off quickly and decided just to be happy with 12th place and continue at this speed. I looked at my Garmin and I was running 6:30 pace. Those two in front were speedy. I finished in 21:53.
This bar is called the Tilted Kilt. This was my favor part of the run. Oh and fries were good too. After this it was a run though Point State Park. I had acquired a sign that read "Happy Birthday". I run passed people holding up the sign, and the crow would cheer. The third "bar" stop was a loading dock near the county jail. We had been at this for three hours. I was done. Sara was done. We took off running toward the strip district where are car was. "Hashing" is for some people. It is not for me. I don't drink. Not something I would do again.