My first 10K run result is finally available almost a week after the race. Quite, disappointing to be honest. I don’t know if this is normally how long it takes to be processed but I know Nat Geo’s timing seven years ago was out in about 24 hours. There must be a valid reason behind this delay and I would assume that maybe because this race was held simultaneously in three different places in the country?
The result made my day anyway. MyRunTime’s official race analysis shows that it was a good run for a first timer, not to mention my age.
To finish earlier than a thousand plus runners is a big surprise. I don’t care if I overtook youngsters or older participants who either joined the race to really race or just for the sponsors freebies. I don’t even care now if I forgot to get my finisher’s medal and shirt. This race result is more than enough. 163rd place is a win for me. (Gun time and chip time are better explained by this site or Runner’s World.)
So how soon would I be joining another event? Not in the next months. I am now planning to increase mileage slowly. 16K seems doable.
Mood: 1/10 Honks! (Short work week ahead.)