Sun, 02 Apr 2006

Shamrock Shuffle 2006

Today was the Shamrock Shuffle, reportedly the world's largest eight kilometer, or (approximately) five mile, race with an estimated field of 25,000 runners. Having skipped it last years due to some traveling, my (reported chip) time of 33:24 (6:40 min/mile pace) is a nice improvement over the previous 37:06 from two years ago.

Our little informal 'Owies' running group fielded a group of ten runners that were registered for the 'Chicago Challenge'. This a new competition where aggregated team results from today, the Distance Classic Half Marathon in August and the full Chicago Marathon in October count. Results are in (pdf), and we did well with a sixth place -- so let's see where can take it from here.

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