Friday night, we headed over to Stratford for a fun Family 5K at the Stratford Heritage Days.
The course went through the woods and after the significant rainfall we’ve gotten the last couple weeks, the trail was quite muddy.
Jaden struggled during this race. He started walking within the first half mile and kept whining that he had a belly ache. Being the super supportive and encouraging parents we are, we basically told him to suck it up and keep running!
In reality, this one was quite slow. Eventually, we figured out that he had a side cramp. After the race, he told us that if he just keeps running, it usually goes away! I’m not sure why he didn’t follow his own advice.
The weather was perfect for the race, even though it started at 7:30 pm. It was a small race with less than 100 participants in both the 5K and the 3K. The organization was pretty good. The one downside was that they ran out of shirts in Tim’s size. But they took our address and said that they would send us one.
The course was really well marked, which is a good thing because I have a history of getting lost on trails. The mosquitoes were out in full force, chasing us through the woods.
So, even though our time wasn’t great, we had a good time. We crossed the finish line in 36:20.
*Friday night (no need to take off work, and opens up the weekend to do a different event)
*Wet, muddy course with lots of roots and ruts to trip over
We will probably do this race again. It is reasonably priced and local. It was a good time.