Yet More Tilden, with a Correction.

Well, I was completely wrong about the number of runners needing help in the Tilden Tough Ten. There was only the one, and he didn’t need CPR. The others were just finish-line scuttlebutt. I suppose anyone who sat down to rest got counted as a downer, for the purposes of rumor.  I have edited that stuff out of the report, in fairness to the race directors.  All those extra emergency vehicles were sent in a fit of zeal by the 911 dispatchers.

My official time was 87:08, and I was 16th in my age group. Perhaps I should stick to marathoning! But it was a useful experience in coping with heat for this apprentice.


4 Responses to “Yet More Tilden, with a Correction.”

  1. 1 Christi May 22, 2009 at 6:54 am

    Though, you think you should stick to marathoning I still think you did great!!!!! 16th in your age group is not too shabby IMHO. Have a great weekend!

  2. 2 Peter Murphy May 22, 2009 at 6:55 am

    The last photo on my post is actually of someone getting medical help near the finish. In the other LMJS photo gallery photos you can see him sitting on the ground with people giving him water.

    I’m not really feeling to kindly towards the organizers (even though I’m on the race committee). Seriously, running out of water is pretty inexcusable. It was good to see most people slowed down or walked.

  3. 4 jime2 May 22, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Well Peter, I’m sure the water will be massively over-provisioned in future races!

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Race PRs

5K20:43 (LMJS 6/28/09
12K54:36 (Across Bay 3/21/10)
15K1:09:51 (LMJS 19/27/09)
Half1:31:28 (Kaiser 2012
Marathon 3;13:14 (CIM '11)


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