Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pound the Ground For Ultrasound 10k/5k (race report)

The crazy month of May rolls on with my 5th and 6th races of the month coming in the form of the 2nd Annual Pound the Ground for Ultrasound 5k/10k in hometown Sayre Pa on Saturday May 23rd. In two short years, this great little event which benefits the First Look Pregnancy Center has become a solid success with around 60 competitors in the 10K and another 200 runners and walkers in the 5k. Both races utilize the same course as the Guthrie Gallop 5k/10k.

I ran the 10k in 45:50 (12th place overall), a solid improvement over my 48:21 two weeks earlier at the Guthrie Gallop, though slower than my 44:30 on the same course a year ago. In both instances, weather conditions were more favorable for Pound the Ground, cool and low humidity. Kudos to whoever ordered such awesome running weather two years in a row for Pound the Ground.

The true highlight of my day, however, was the 5k. After his success running laps around his elementary school earlier this month for a fundraiser (nearly 6 miles in an hour), I hatched the plan for my nephew Aidan (who turned 7 only ten days ago) to run his first road race with his "Uncle Kunkle."

What a little trooper. His 31:24 was good enough for 70th place overall (full results), despite 2 water stops and pausing to vomit twice (a badge of honor as far as many runners are concerned) just shy of the 3 mile mark on a slightly longer than 5k course. He has a great running future ahead of him. I look forward to sharing it with him.

Next up: On Monday (Memorial Day) I'll be running the Memorial Miracle Miles 5k trail run just across the river in Litchfield Pa, followed five days later by the first Annual World's End Ultramarathon 50k at World's End State Park in Forksville Pa.





















Race Reports

Green Monster Trail Challenge 25k (2012)
Hyner View Trail Challenge 25k (2013)
Green Monster Trail Challenge 50k (2013)
Red Baron Half Marathon (2013)
Sayre Turkey Trot (2013)
Hyner View Trail Challenge 25k (2014)
30th Annual Guthrie Gallop 10k (2014)
Chief Wetonah Callenge 7M (2014)
Pound the Ground for Ultrasound 5k / 10k (2014)
Memorial Miracle Miles 5k (2014)
5th Annual Race For Chase 5k (2014)
The Trojan's Must Dash 2.5 Miler (2014)
Hiking For Helping Hands 8 Miler (2014)
Race For Healing 5k (2014)
Monroe Hose Inferno 15k (2014)
Prowl the Sproul 10k (2014)
Catharine Valley Half (2014)
Call of the Wilds Mountain Marathon (2014)
Pine Creek Challenge 100k (2014)
Camptown Races 10k (2014)
Pink Panther 5k (2015)
Mile Run Trail Challenge (2015)
Hyner View Trail Challenge 25k (2015)
31st Annual Guthrie Gallop 10k/5k (2015)
Mutt Strut 5k (2015)
Chief Wetona Challenge Half (2015)
Pound the Ground for Ultrasound (2015)

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