It was another great year running the Tipp Hill Shamrock Run. The event has such a great atmosphere, with runners and walkers of all sorts that come out. The energy level is always a nice happy buzz, with neighbors watching from their porches to cheer for friends and family.. lining the streets, bands jamming out on the corners from rock to marching band to Irish singers.. even the local Irish dance school flanks the road with their pupils in school colors and regalia as runners pass under the historic traffic light whose green light is atop the indicator.
It’s always a great test of fitness and even more fun to see all of the folks from the running community!
BTB athlete, Randy Hadzor, had a decent run and got a nice shout out from the local neighborhood bulletin:
Warhorse padded the coffers with a 2nd place finish in the 4/5 race despite creating a sweet noise maker / resistance training device / challenging mechanical out of his front chain ring. His finish shook down to 1st place in cat5.. but we won’t tell him that.
Kevan and Randy played silly pack games that didn’t really make any cents, since a strong break was made by three powerful 1/2’s in their 1/2/3 field. After spinning along for a few laps, it came to finishing toward the front of the up-hill-pack-sprint.. placing 6th and 7th overall… which ended up being 2nd and 3rd of the cat3.
“… if it doesn’t make dollars, then it doesn’t make sense…” – Christopher George Latore Wallace
Great job to everyone that was out racing, and huge thanks to the volunteers and organizers. It was a great race, with a very nice, pretty, rolling course. There was deliberation in the pack whether it would be easier to enlist the aid of a cow to climb that little ‘wall’ of a hill.
Thanks again to all the volunteers, hopefully that mysterious glowing orb in the sky didn’t burn ya too bad!