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My first Sun Run

16 Apr

Sun Run usually draws a big crowd to the Vancouver Downtown core for their annual 10KM race.  A record of 48,904 participants signed up for this year!  Sunday’s weather was perfect for runners and walkers alike.  Cloudy skies, cool spring morning… and the rain held out thank goodness!

Our team captain went around our department asking if we would like to join the Sun Run this year.  Twelve of us decided to participate including myself!   Part of the reason why I never participated is that there is a fee of $40-50 associated with this Sun Run.  Luckily, our company sponsored us this year!  It was nice to see my coworkers outside of work for the first time!  We all had our own fitness level and was supportive of each other.  We met up at Tim Hortons just before the race and took some pictures as a group.  

When the race started, everyone went at their own speed.  I’m happy to say everyone on our team finished under 1 hour 45 minutes!  Our top guy finished in at 52 minutes and our top gurl finished in at 1 hour!  I placed 5th overall on our team.

This is my first Sun Run!  I did not train for the Sun Run nor do I work out on a regular basis.  My fitness level was not up to par.  My left hip and my ankles were hurting with each running motion I took after a while.  I tried to keep up my pace with walking and jogging whenever I can.  I ended up finishing the race in 1 hour 19 minutes 58 seconds!  Placing 26,163 overall.