On Sunday, September 9th, 2018, I ran in the Surry Forest 10K.
This event also had a kid’s one mile race and a 5K. I had made a challenge to myself to do a trail race this fall. This was to be my first trail race. But I’m not counting this as my first trail race.
This race was entirely on gravel roads. The course didn’t feel like a trail race at all. There wasn’t any single track running or any trail like terrain.
The weather was supposed to be cool, but it turned out to be a warm, sunny day. It was uncomfortable running weather. I felt slow.
There were 2 water stations on the 10K course, but the course went by one of the water stations twice. So there were 3 chances to get water.
After the race, there was a post race celebration with food, prize raffles, and awards. The food included chili and optional toppings of sour cream, shredded cheese, and tortilla chips. There was also bread, cookies, bananas, carrots, water, and ICE CREAM! I love ice cream, so I was thrilled. Morton’s Moo donated their homemade ice cream.
The overall and age group awards were handmade. The awards were painted on mussel shells. The prize table had lots of goodies, shirts, a ceramic birdbath, many coastal themed prints donated by Compass Rose Books, and two Curious George lithographed pails. Everyone ended up getting a prize! I selected a print by Patricia Gross.
I was at the back of the pack as usual. I finished 20th out of 26 in the 10K.