2009 Ukrops 10K, Richmond, Virginia – 3rd Annual
This was our 3rd annual Ukrops 10K. Congratulations to the runners/walkers this year: Sarah Garcia, Victor Garcia, China Garcia-Little (newcomer), Samuel Little and Donna Gregory (newcomer).
The weather station was calling for rain over the weekend of the race (March 28, 2009). So we were prepared same as last year for the rain. There is no preparedness for rain…just that you know you’re gonna get wet. As race day came it looked like there was not going to be any rain and there wasn’t. It was a good day for a race. Not hot, not cold…but just right.
Most of the crew trained for the race, I did not. In fact, I trained less this year than last year and it showed. I had a blow out on my right ankle about the 4th mile marker…so I limped the rest of the way. Donna and I stuck together during the race, this was Donna’s first big race…she said she had been in some 5K races earlier in this year. I hope we have her hooked. Sarah on the other hand, did great, she beat her past record and ran the 10K in less than an hour…we are really excited for her-woohoo. We are also excited for my wife China. Only about a year ago she would walk sparingly. Now after a few months of training, (she works out at the gym about 4-5 days a week) she’s beating us in the 10K. We’re really glad to see her out there with us participating.
After the race we found each other and got our usual refreshments, a bagel, powerade, banana, apple and some freebies from the vendors. And of course we were all walking funny from the soreness. After, we got home and took photos, Victor & Sarah took China and I out for lunch…(thanks). After China and I got back home it felt really good to take a nice long HOT shower. I’m sure the rest did the same…and a lil nap as well.
The race was managed by sportsbackers.org
This year’s race was not sponsored by Samuel Little Graphic Design with a commemorative t-shirt like in the past. But a t-shirt design was made…the printing of the t-shirts were not in the budget this year. To the right is this year’s design for the 3rd annual 10K t-shirt by Samuel Little Graphic Design>