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Nov 24 / Jane

Bordentown Turkey Trot 5k 2013

Alex and I started our weekend with the Bordentown Turkey Trot, which, to Alex’s liking, was very close to home and started at 10am. It was cold and windy at the start, but a mile warm-up allowed us a comfortable race. We went out a little fast, along a windy bike path then looped through a neighborhood. Alex ran ahead on the bike path but I kept him in sight. I didn’t have much left at the end and I wasn’t expecting a fantastic race due to lack of training (I’ve run a total of Ā 12 miles since the Trenton Half two weeks ago). I crossed the finish line in 26:05, over 20 seconds behind Mr. Speedy who finished in 25:43! A massive PR for Alex, who’s previous fastest 5k was 27:11.

I’m incredibly proud of my husband! And incredibly grateful. He beat my post-college 5k PR, so now I have something to aim for. šŸ˜‰ Also, he put up with quite a bit of runner-talk after the race. I ran into a couple guys from the Bordentown Running Club and started chatting races and goals. Ā One of them even snapped this great photo of Alex and I.

Photo Nov 23, 10 49 02 AM

We watched the remaining runners come in, some dressed as turkeys, and some of the local firemen ran in their full gear!Ā Overall it was well-run event that doubled in size since it’s first year, last year. I think with the size (approximately 400 runners) they should have age group awards next year. I would have gotten 2nd in mine, Alex 5th in his. (They only did overall male & female 1-3.) But regardless, it was a nice, well-marked, course with lots of turns, and well supported but the community. They had nice race t-shirts and a yummy spread of goodies at the finish (bananas, muffins, breads, cakes, pumpkin pie(!), and bagels from our favorite place)! The best part though is the cause: theĀ Foundation for Bordentown Traditions, which puts on the most AMAZING fireworks display for the 4th of July (can’t wait!). I’m happy to have been a part of this race and look forward to see it grow even bigger in the future.

Running turkeys, firemen and yummy post-race goodies!

Running turkeys, firemen and yummy post-race goodies!

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